Spain's David Ferrer has defeated American Andy Roddick in the quarterfinals of the Shanghai Masters, 6-7, 6-2, 7-6. Ferrer had many errors which led to him dropping the first to Roddick. Roddick had the chance to lead in the third set, but dropped three break points on Ferrer's first service game of the set. After this let down, he would not be able to get another break point the rest of the match.
Roddick had defeated Ferrer at the 2011 U.S. Open in the fourth round, but this time, the same would not happen in his favor.
“I thought the second and third sets he played at an extremely high level and served pretty well,” Roddick said. “You know, you normally don’t count on him making a lot of first serves, hitting aces. I felt like today he did that and got himself out of trouble a couple of times.”
Andy Murray has also moved onto the semifinals after defeating Matthew Ebden of Australia, 6-3, 6-2. He will face Kei Nishikori of Japan, who defeated Alexandr Dolgopolov to advance. Nishikori has become the highest ranked player in the history of Japan on the ATP tour. He has been coached by Brad Gilbert who was once a top 10 player and has had a better track record this year than his past four years combined.
"He knows a lot of players. He teaches me, you know, how the top players play, how I need to play," said Nishikori.