7/2/13 7:32 PM | Kelli DeMario
World No. 4 David Ferrer is back on court to face World No. 8 Juan Martin Del Potro for a place in the semifinal. The winner moves on to meet World No. 1 Novak Djokovic or World No. 6 Tomas Berdych in the next round.
Fourth seed David Ferrer holds a 6-2 series advantage over 8th seed Juan Martin Del Potro. The veteran leads 2-0 on grass, which includes a 2012 meeting at the All-England Club.
Ferrer is through to the quarterfinal after dismissing Ivan Dodig in four sets. The 31-year-old Spaniard struck 53 winners en route to victory, 6-7(3), 7-6(6), 6-1, 6-1.
“He's a very great player,” Ferrer assessed. “It's going to be difficult. I need to play my best tennis to beat Del Potro. And on a grass court I think it is more difficult. He plays better than me on grass. Last year I beat him, but I think I played my best match on a grass court.”
Ferrer is seeking his first Wimbledon semifinal berth.
Del Potro advanced to his first Wimbledon quarterfinal with a straight-sets ousting of 23rd seed Andreas Seppi. The 24-year-old Argentine tallied 9 aces and 36 winners through two hours and 22 minutes of play.
“I’m so happy to be in the quarterfinals for the first time here in Wimbledon. I’m improving playing on grass; I like it a lot," Del Potro explained.
“It’s going to be difficult against Ferrer, but I’m very excited to play him. He's playing fantastic this season; he will be No. 3 in the world. I think he's the favourite, but I like to play this match on the grass. If my knee is OK, I think it will be a good match.”
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|1. Djokovic||12 500 pts|
|2. Murray||8 750 pts|
|3. Federer||8 670 pts|
|4. Ferrer||6 970 pts|
|5. Nadal||6 385 pts|
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