Ferrer overcomes Almagro to reach Aussie Open semifinals; Djokovic gets by Berdych

January 22, 2013 · Print This Article

Australian Open
Melbourne, Australia

Defending champion Novak Djokovic reached the semifinals of the Australian Open on Tuesday, defeating No. 5 seed Tomas Berdych 6-1, 4-6, 6-1, 6-4. Showing no ill effects from his five set marathon with Stanislas Wawrinka in the previous round, Djokovic will next face David Ferrer for a spot in the finals. Ferrer won his 500th career match and improved to 13-0 against Nicolas Almagro by dismissing his countryman, 4-6, 4-6, 7-5, 7-6(4), 6-2. Almagro, who served for the match on three separate occasions, has never made it past the final eight in a major. Djokovic and Ferrer have met on 14 occasions, with the Serb leading their head-to-head 9-5.

Wednesday’s action in Melbourne will feature Roger Federer vs. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Andy Murray vs. Jeremy Chardy.


Singles – Quarter-finals
[1] N Djokovic (SRB) d. [5] T Berdych (CZE) 61 46 61 64
[4] D Ferrer (ESP) d. [10] N Almagro (ESP) 46 46 75 76(4) 62

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