David Ferrer beat Tommy Haas to become the first 2013 Miami Masters finalist, winning 4-6 6-2 6-3.
Veteran Haas has been playing some oustanding tennis at this year’s Miami Masters, defeating world no.1 Djokovic on his way to reach the semi-finals.
The German continued in his classy performance against Ferrer as well, producing some superb ground strokes to take the first set 6-4. There wasn’t much the Spaniard could do, with Haas controlling most of the rallies by moving Ferrer from side to side and eventually forcing an error from him.
However, the Spaniard is famous for his great fighting spirit and no tennis match is lost for him until the last ball has been played. He managed to pick up his game, and with Haas’ level dropping by a notch, it was Ferrer who drew first blood by breaking his opponent and taking a 3-2 lead in set two. After the German player’s first serve percentage dropped significantly and with some unforced errors creeped in on his backhand side, the Spaniard broke for the second time when Haas was serving to stay in the set at 2-5, forcing a decider.
Haas couldn’t have wished for a better start into the third set, earning himself two break points and converting the second one to take a 1-0 lead. Despite the German not being able to consolidate the break, he took Ferrer’s serve once more and after holding serve to 30, the scoreboard showed 3-1 in Haas’ favour. Unfortunately for Haas though, the little beast staged a mini comeback, not only levelling the score at 3-3, but taking the German’s serve yet again to go 5-3 up. After holding to love when serving for the match, Ferrer booked his place in Sunday’s final, where he will face the winner of the match between Murray and Gasquet.