Sports

Novak Djokovic vs Roger Federer or Stan Wawrinka: Ferrer Out

Novak Djokovic vs Roger Federer or Stan Wawrinka: Ferrer Out

novak djokovic vs roger federer or stan wawrinka 2015 rome open

Novak Djokovic had it a bit easier today at the 2015 Rome Open only having to go two sets to beats David Ferrer 6-4, 6-4 in just around ninety minutes. His first three matches had him going to three sets and much longer times including Friday’s very intense match with Japan star Kei Nishikori.

Should the World No. 1 beat second seed Roger Federer or eighth seed Stan Wawrinkain Sunday’s final, it would also represent his fourth ATP World Tour Masters 1000 crown of 2015.

novak djokovis takes on federer or wawrinka for 2015 rome open finals

The three-time champion defeated seventh seed and 2010 runner-up David Ferrer 6-4, 6-4 on Saturday in one hour and 35 minutes at the Foro Italico in Rome.

Djokovic hit 26 winners and committed 24 unforced errors to beat Ferrer for the ninth time in a row. It extended his winning streak to 21 matches. His last loss came to Roger Federer in the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships final on 28 February.

Watch Djokovic Hot Shot

Trading blows from the back of the court, Ferrer could not dig himself out of difficulties in the third game. Djokovic converted his secon of three break point opportunities with a fine backhand crosscourt, which opened up the court for a routine forehand into space.

Ferrer clung on and at 4-5, with Djokovic serving for the set, the Spaniard was aggressive and used his forehand effectively for a break point at 30/40. Ferrer could not convert as he over hit a forehand when Djokovic appeared stretched. Djokovic clinched his third set point to end the 45-minute set.

Djokovic won 59 per cent of his first service points and committed 15 unforced errors against the battling Ferrer.

In the second set, Ferrer recovered from 15/40 in the first game by winning six straight points, before Djokovic regained control.

Djokovic’s accurate groundstroke length continued to trouble Ferrer, who could not convert a break point in the sixth game. At 4-4, Ferrer lost his serve to love and Djokovic soon sealed a spot in his 34th ATP World Tour Masters 1000 final (23-10) and his 76th overall (52-23).

This year, he is now 13-1 against opponents in the Top 10 of the Emirates ATP Rankings.

Ferrer had been attempting to become the 12th player in the Open Era to record 300 clay-court match wins. The Spaniard has a 1-6 record in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 finals.

The world No.1 had been pushed to three sets in his first three matches in Rome but beat Spaniard Ferrer 6-4 6-4 in one hour and 35 minutes.

Defending champion Djokovic will face either Roger Federer or Stanislas Wawrinka, who contest an all-Swiss semi-final later on Saturday.

Ferrer’s defeat guarantees that Rafael Nadal, who crashed out in the quarter-finals to Wawrinka on Friday, will be seeded seventh for the French Open, where he is a nine-time champion.

Sports
@movietvtechgeek

Jackie Warner is the go to person for all types of reviews at Movie TV Tech Geeks News. She's also the lucky one to get to test all of our Cool Stuff Tech and Toys for review.

More in Sports

Will Montreal Canadiens or Toronto Maple Leafs end 'The Canadian Slump' 2017 images

Will Montreal Canadiens or Toronto Maple Leafs end ‘The Canadian Slump’?

Shane LambertMarch 26, 2017
martellus bennett doesn't need video on nfl celebrations he knows how to party 2017 images

Martellus Bennett doesn’t need video on NFL celebrations, he knows how to party

Chris MauriceMarch 26, 2017
Connor McDavid or Sidney Crosby   NHL Hart Memorial MVP Race Heats Up 2017 images

Connor McDavid or Sidney Crosby – NHL Hart Memorial MVP Race Heats Up

Shane LambertMarch 25, 2017
roger goodell vows less nfl commercials 2017 images

Roger Goodell vows less NFL commercials

Chris MauriceMarch 23, 2017
donald trump weighs in on colin kaepernicks nfl future

Donald Trump weighs in on Colin Kaepernick’s NFL future

Chris MauriceMarch 22, 2017
edmonton oilers looking to bite into san jose sharks slump 2017 images

Edmonton Oilers looking to bite into San Jose Sharks slump

Shane LambertMarch 22, 2017
Novak Djokovic Should Miss Entire Clay Court Season on top of Miami Open 2017 images

Novak Djokovic Should Miss Entire Clay-Court Season on top of Miami Open

Shane LambertMarch 21, 2017
how bad is lonzo balls father lavar hurting his nba future 2017 images

How bad is Lonzo Ball’s father LaVar hurting his NBA future?

Chris MauriceMarch 21, 2017
marshawn lynch could make nfl return with oakland raiders 2017 images

Marshawn Lynch could make NFL return with Oakland Raiders

Chris MauriceMarch 20, 2017

Subscribe to our Daily Newsletter

You will only receive one per day. You'll also get a free THE WALKING DEAD graphic novel with your subscription