Found January 19, 2013 on Tennis Grand Stand:
Ferrer tracked down all of the shots that he needed to reach the quarters. In a strange match that fell short of expectations, fourth seed David Ferrer claimed his revenge for an Olympics loss to Kei Nishikori by halting last year’s quarterfinalist here in the fourth round.  Nishikori looked sporadically hampered after a brief but impressive surge to open the match, whereas Ferrer played generally solid baseline tennis to prevail 6-2 6-1 6-4. Saving break points in the opening game with an ace and a service winner, Ferrer struggled to survive deep groundstrokes from Nishikori that showed his improved pace.  The Japanese star opened the court efficiently before closing to the net and finishing points with crisp technique.  Although he could not claim the early lead, he held confidently in his first service game, always important for an underdog.  Nishikori lost little time in thrusting Ferrer under pressure on serve again, constructing points with care as he outmaneuvered his o...

Ferrer Crushes Nishikori and Sets Up All-Spanish Quarterfinal at Australian Open

By Jaclyn Stacey (January 20, 2013) MELBOURNE PARK, Australia - David Ferrer won through to his third consecutive Australian Open quarterfinal after defeating a listless Kei Nishikori in straight sets 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 in two hours and 10 minutes on day seven at Melbourne Park.   In 2013 Ferrer is 11-1 in matches after losing in the semifinals in Doha to Nikolay Davydenko and winning...

No. 5 Berdych, No. 4 Ferrer win

Fifth-seeded Tomas Berdych defeated Kevin Anderson of South Africa 6-3, 6-2, 7-6 (13) on Sunday to advance to his third consecutive Australian Open quarterfinal. Berdych, the 2010 Wimbledon runner-up, fought off five set points in the third set and finally closed it out on his fifth match point when Anderson hit a forehand long. The Czech player has yet to drop a set in the tournament...

Sharapova sets record; Ferrer rolls

Maria Sharapova beat Kirsten Flipkens 6-1, 6-0 on Sunday to continue a dominant and unparalleled run to the Australian Open quarterfinals. The No. 2-ranked Sharapova conceded only five games en route to the quarterfinals, a record at the season's first major. Steffi Graf conceded only eight games in her opening four matches in 1989, when she won the second of her three straight...

Ferrer Wears Down Baghdatis in Straight Sets

By Jaclyn Stacey (January 18, 2013) MELBOURNE PARK, Australia – David Ferrer won through to a fourth round match-up with Japan’s Kei Nishikori after running down Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis in straight sets 6-4 6-2 6-3 on Friday night at the Australian Open.   With the win, Ferrer will have enough points to overtake his countryman Rafael Nadal as the world No. 4 at the end of the...

Ferrer Moving On, Baghdatis Packing His Bag

James Crabtree is currently in Melbourne Park covering the Australian Open for Tennis Grandstand and is giving you all the scoop directly from the grounds. Marcos Baghdatis reacts after a point during his match with David Ferrer By James Crabtree MELBOURNE – If you have ever had a Greek or Cypriot friend you can usually assume they are going to show up late, then stay around...

Men's Quarterfinal Preview: Part 1

Tonight the top half of the men's draw plays their quarterfinal matches, and both matches are very highly anticipated. About three days ago, this half of the draw looked mundane, with Djokovic supposed to roll. Now, with Wawrinka's calliant effort against Djokovic, the other three compeitiors have gained a bit of hope. Let's look at each of these matches.  David...

Federer, Djokovic, Ferrer comment on a Missing Rafa

James Crabtree is currently in Melbourne Park covering the Australian Open for Tennis Grandstand and is giving you all the scoop directly from the grounds. Roger Federer in press By James Crabtree MELBOURNE — Absence makes the heart grow fonder and in the case of the missing Rafael Nadal at the 2013 Australian Open, never has this been more apparent. We miss the tenacity, ripping...
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