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- HAAS – 6-4 2-6 3-6 – GAME SET MATCH FERRER! A determined Ferrer has Haas running to and fro to win the opening point and he chases down a volley to whip the ball past Haas at the net. Haas shanks a backhand long to concede three match points and a big serve rounds it off. He will now play either Andy Murray or Richard Gasquet in the final. Join us later for that one!
- HAAS – 6-4 2-6 3-5 – BREAK! Haas really looks done as he nets another easy forehand on the opening point before again hitting long. Ferrer lets him off the hook with a makeable netted return but yet another long forehand gives Ferrer two crucial break points. He nets a return on the first but a double fault hands the break. Ferrer to serve for the match.
- HAAS – 6-4 2-6 3-4 – Haas beginning to look more uncomfortable in the long rallies and again hits long on the opening point before netting half way up on the backhand side. Ferrer returns the favour with an unforced error of his own but Haas disappointingly nets a midcourt ball and Ferrer holds with an ace. What has Haas got left? He looks frustrated...
- HAAS – 6-4 2-6 3-3 – BREAK! Haas again looks nervy at the start of a crucial service game and shanks a backhand long before responding with a really gutsy second serve up the tee. But the first serve again lets him down and he nets a backhand and mishits a forehand long to hand Ferrer two break points. The first serve comes to his rescue on the first but he again hits long and we’re one again back on serve! Which way is this one going to go? We knew it would be tight...
- HAAS – 6-4 2-6 3-2 – Haas misses by the narrowest of margins with a forehand down the line but makes the next return for an outright winner on the backhand side. Ferrer responds with a clean winner of his own and two big first serves puts him back to within a break. Back to you Tommy...
- HAAS – 6-4 2-6 3-1 – Ferrer continues the run against the server’s racket by winning the opening point but Haas serves and volleys to surprise the Spaniard and restore parity. Ferrer nets another of those makeable forehands to hand Haas the initiative and a big serve sets up two game points. Ferrer chases down a drop shot to save the first and a superb second serve gives Haas breathing space.
- HAAS – 6-4 2-6 2-1 – BREAK! Ferrer throws in a fifth double to go down 15-30 and hooks a forehand wide to give Haas two more chances for a third successive break and the Spaniard hits long! Who knows what is going to happen next!
- HAAS – 6-4 2-6 1-1 – BREAK! Haas has control of the opening point but directs his final volley long when it was easier to make the shot. He makes amends with a good low volley and even better stretched overhead that catches the line but his hands are on his hips again as he directs another makeable volley long. Ferrer lets him off the hook with an easy netted forehand but he forces two break points and levels with the second of them.
- HAAS – 6-4 2-6 1-0 – BREAK! Haas has changed into his lucky purple shirt serves notice of intent by blazing successive winners from either wing! Ferrer wins an extremely close line call for an ace but a half volley sits up nicely for Haas to bring up two break points. Ferrer rallies well to save the first but Ferrer hits wide to hand the early break to the purple people eater!
- HAAS – 6-4 2-6 – SET FERRER! Haas opens badly with a double fault and looks to be tiring a little. He again bunts a backhand long and another double fault gives Ferrer two set points and another lazy backhand gives the Spaniard the set. Most pundits said it would be a three setter and indeed it is!
- HAAS – 6-4 2-5 – Another mishit from Haas and Ferrer serves up another ace and a crosscourt pass to race to 40-0 in no time. A double fault gives Haas only his second point against the serve in the set but the German hits long and Ferrer is only a game away from levelling the match.
- HAAS – 6-4 2-4 – BREAK! Haas serving with old balls for the last time and Ferrer is making less unforced errors and staying in rallies longer and the game twice goes to deuce. A double fault puts Haas deep in trouble and the German hits long to hand Ferrer his second break of the match. Could be crucial in this set.
- HAAS – 6-4 2-3 – Haas again frustrated at netting a makeable forehand on the opening point and he follows it with an even simpler volley into the net with the court at his mercy. Ferrer races to 40-0 with a big first serve and rounds off a love hold with an ace. He’s looking strong in this second set.
- HAAS – 6-4 2-2 – Ferrer really going for his shots and is in control of the opening rally before a defensive lob gets him in a pickle and Haas puts away the winner. A double fault restores parity and the pair exchange forehand winners before another amazing defensive sliced backhand up the line on the stretch passes the advancing Ferrer not for the first time in the match. Haas follows it with a poor backhand as the game goes to deuce but he holds for 2-2.
- HAAS – 6-4 1-2 – Ferrer gets a reprieve from a Haas backhand that hits the tape and pops up nicely for him before putting away an easy overhead. The Spaniard whips a forehand winner and Haas nets to hand Ferrer a love hold. Haas seeming to get a little frustrated. Perhaps after his last two big wins he feels he should beat everyone easily!
- HAAS – 6-4 1-1 – Haas opens with a deep second serve but fails to control a volley from a fierce Ferrer forehand. Haas vents his frustration by mistiming a backhand from a ball that catches the baseline but responds with a good first serve to level at 30-30 before Ferrer hits wide with an inside out forehand. Another big first serve and the German is level.
- HAAS – 6-4 0-1 – Ferrer opens the second set confidently with two aces and a forehand winner but a lovely drop shot from Haas and a second unforced error pulls it back to deuce. Haas saves another game point with a hefty forehand but Ferrer digs deep to hold.
- Winners: Haas 9-10 Ferrer
- Unforced errors: Haas 10-18 Ferrer
- HAAS – 6-4 – SET! Haas has Ferrer on a piece of string to win a long opening rally with a forehand winner and a superb half volleyed backhand winner from the baseline inches the German closer to the set. Ferrer fails with a close line challenge to give Haas three set points and the Spaniard hits long as Haas closes it out.
- HAAS – 5-4 – Ferrer catches the line with an inside out forehand winner but then tamely nets an easy forehand by his standards. He makes amends with another forehand winner and Haas hits long for 40-15. Ferrer throws in another double but holds to force Haas to serve it out once more.
- HAAS – 5-3 – BREAK! Ferrer is not done yet and gets the better of a long opening rally before blazing an inside out forehand winner to put pressure on the server. Haas cuts the deficit with an ace but he chips a backhand lob long to concede two break points. A big first serve saves the first but Haas hits a backhand long and that’s one break back.
- HAAS – 5-2 – DOUBLE BREAK! Ferrer continues his terrible run of lost points with a double fault and Haas bunts a backhand past the advancing Spaniard to win his tenth point on the trot. Another double fault and it’s three more break points. He stops the rot with successive aces and Haas misses a backhand before earning two more break points, the second of which he concerts after charging the net with a beautiful sliced approach.
- HAAS – 4-2 – Ferrer really misfiring wildly as he twice finds the net only half way up. A big serve out wide gets Haas to 40-0 and Ferrer can’t return another big serve as Haas holds to love.
- HAAS – 3-2 – BREAK! Again worrying signs for Ferrer as he is out rallied from the baseline on the opening point and a lovely running backhand pass puts the German further ahead at 0-30. Ferrer hits wide to concede three break points and he nets tamely to concede the early advantage.
- HAAS – 2-2 – Haas opens with a first double fault in three matches but makes amends with a good deep second serve and two good first serves out wide, none of which Ferrer can return. Haas hits a forehand wide but Ferrer nets and we’re level again.
- HAAS – 1-2 – A cracking running pass from Haas gets the German underway and he really looks up for it as another big forehand forces the error and 0-30. But Ferrer shows his renowned fighting qualities to dig deep and hold. Still on serve early on.
- HAAS – 1-1 – Haas opens with a big booming serve up the tee that Ferrer nets. Another big serve followed by a netted Ferrer forehand gives Haas three game points and although Ferrer blasts a forehand winner, he then nets a makeable forehand return.
- HAAS – 0-1 – A sign of things to come perhaps as a tight opening game goes to deuce with a couple of long baseline rallies for the fans to get their teeth into. Ferrer holds to sneak ahead.
19.10 - We’re underway! Ferrer to serve.
19.05 - A light breeze and temperatures in the mid 70s. Perfect weather for today’s match. Haas bidding to become the oldest man to reach a Masters final since Jimmy Connors back in 1988!
19.00 - The players are warming up and the match will be underway shortly. Who’s your money on? The relentless Spanish wall or the classical German veteran? Post your comments below or tweet me @fmasefield.
18.55 - The ever tenacious Ferrer survived a scare in beating Austria’s Jurgen Melzer after dropping the opening set but the Spaniard does lead the head-to-head against Haas 2-0, the last being a straight sets win in Dubai in 2008. Check out the full draw here.
18.50 - Tommy Haas has been something of a revelation in this tournament, rolling back the years with a mightily impressive 6-2 6-4 victory against world number one Novak Djokovic. He followed that with a straight sets quarter-final win against Gilles Simon to set up tonight’s showdown. Tennis - Battle-scarred Haas still turning back the clock
18:45 - Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of the first semi-final of the Miami Masters as Tommy Haas takes on David Ferrer. Play scheduled to get underway a little after 19.00 GMT.
|Date of Birth||03/04/1978|
|Date of Birth||02/04/1982|