11/2/12 9:28 PM | Kelli DeMario
World No. 5 David Ferrer advanced to his first semifinal at the Masters 1000 Paris, upending world No. 7 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in straight sets. The veteran will take on either Sam Querrey or Michael Llodra in the next round.
Fourth seed David Ferrer is through to the final four in Paris after upending fellow seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Friday evening. The 30-year-old Spaniard held 10 consecutive service games without facing a break point.
Ferrer broke to 4-2 in the opening set after Tsonga missed a backhand volley. A trio of set points came at 5-2 for the veteran, who closed once the Frenchman netted a backhand.
A tighter second set contained no service breaks for either player until game 12. After falling behind triple match point on serve, Tsonga fought back to 30-40. Ferrer came away with the victory on the third attempt, as the Frenchman struck a final forehand wide.
Ferrer ended the 6-2, 7-5 match with 24 of 31 first-service points captured.
He will face either France's Michael Llodra or American Sam Querrey for a place in the championship final.
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