(January 3, 2013) David Ferrer lead the charge into the Qatar Open semifinals with a 6-3, 6-0 rout over Paolo Lorenzi. “In the second set, I played more aggressive with my game, Ferrer said. It’s never easy to play [well] the first week of the season.”
Ferree will meet Nikolay Davydenko in the semis. He dismantled Simone Bolelli 6-1, 6-1 in 50 minutes..
Richard Gasquet also advanced to the semifinals defeating Lukas Lacko 6-1, 6-3.
“I returned better and served better than yesterday. It’s a good match for me,” said the Frenchman. “I’m happy. I feel more confident than yesterday. It’s a good win for me.”
Gasquet’s countryman Gael Monfils comeback from a knee injury was stalled after falling to the 153rd ranked German qualifier Daniel Brands 6-1, 7-5.
“He went for his shots more than me” Monfils said. “He was playing very fast at the beginning, and it took me a while to adapt and to just to see how he was playing.”
“It was tougher because I felt a bit heavier, and