Nadal Beat Ferrer to Face Murray in French Open Semis
    2014-06-05 09:14:41      Web Editor: Zhangpeng

7th seed Andy Murray secured a spot in the semis after seeing off Frenchman Gael Monfils in five sets 6-4, 6-1, 4-6, 1-6, 6-0.

Top-ranked Rafael Nadal set up a semifinal clash with Andy Murray after he came back from one set down to beat fifth seed David Ferrer in the French Open on June. 5, 2014. [Photo:]


We'll start off with the latest news from the French Open Championship,Following a lengthy rain delay, the quarter-finals continued on Wednesday.

7th seed Andy Murray secured a spot in the semis after seeing off Frenchman Gael Monfils in five sets 6-4, 6-1, 4-6, 1-6, 6-0.

Meantime, defending champion Rafael Nadal reached the semis after surviving his clash with compatriot David Ferrer with a 4-6, 6-4, 6-0, 6-1 win.

Nadal is on course for his ninth French Open title and a fifth in succession.

He is next up against Murray in the semi-final on Friday.

On the women's side,4th seed Simona Halep sealed a place in her first Grand Slam semi-final after overcoming Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-2, 6-2.

Also reaching the last four at the tournament for the first time is Andrea Petkovic of Germany who downed Italian Sara Errani in straight sets 6-2, 6-2.
Petkovic will next play Halep for a place in the final.

In other tennis news,The draw for the 2015 Fed Cup took place at Roland Garros on Wednesday.

In World Group I,The top seeds, the Czech Republic, will meet Canada.

Reigning champions Italy will host France, while Poland will play host to Russia.

2014 finalists Germany face a re-match on home soil against Australia.

In World Group II, Slovakia will travel to the Netherlands, Romania is at home to Spain, Switzerland visit Sweden and Argentina plays hosts to the USA.


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