Ferrer beats Tipsarevic in five set thriller to reach US Open semifinal; Djokovic ousts del Potro
September 6, 2012 · Print This Article
US Open–New York
No. 4 seed David Ferrer reached his second US Open semifinal after he defeated Janko Tipsarevic, 6-3 6-7 2-6 6-3 7-6(4) on Thursday.
Needing four hours and 31 minutes to advance, Ferrer overcame a determined effort from his Serbian opponent, who was a break up in the fifth set.
Ferrer, 30, became the No. 4 seed in the draw after Rafael Nadal withdrew prior to the start of the tournament. Ferrer last reached the US Open semifinal in 2007, losing to Novak Djokovic in three sets. Ferrer will face Djokovic again on Saturday after the defending champ fought past Juan Martin del Potro 6-2, 7-6(3), 6-4.
Taking nearly three hours to advance, Djokovic displayed incredible defense against the powerful Argentine. Djokovic currently leads Ferrer 8-5 in career head-to-head meetings.
Tipsarevic, the world No. 9, was vying to reach the semifinals of a slam for the first time.