Key Biscayne, FL (Sports Network) - Third seed David Ferrer needed three
sets to win his quarterfinal match Wednesday at the Sony Open, an ATP Masters
The gritty Ferrer fought back to beat Austrian veteran Jurgen Melzer 4-6, 6-3,
6-0 in 1 hour, 55 minutes at Crandon Park. The break-filled match saw Ferrer
spoil Melzer's serve on seven occasions.
Ferrer, who led the ATP in titles and match wins last year, will meet the
Gilles Simon-Tommy Haas winner in the semifinals. The 34-year-old one-time
world No. 2 Haas stunned No. 1 superstar and two-time defending Miami champion
Novak Djokovic here on Tuesday.
Two other quarterfinals will be staged Thursday when second seed Andy Murray
battles ninth-seeded Marin Cilic and fourth seed Tomas Berdych tangles with
eighth-seeded Richard Gasquet. The U.S. Open champion Murray titled here in
2009 and was last year's Miami runner-up to Djokovic. Berdych was the Sony
Open runner-up in 2010.
The winner of this $4.169 million event will pocket $719,160.
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