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- - FERRER 4-6 6-3 6-0 - GAME SET AND MATCH! Ferrer cruises to three match points but fails to finish it off as he nets what should have been the winner. He then nets a poor backhand after sitting deep as usual, 40-30, but he takes it at the next time of asking. Simon or the Djokovic-conquering Haas next. Miami drawsheet
- - FERRER 4-6 6-3 5-0 - BREAK! Melzer is making too many errors now - he's about to get broken again and this could well be a bagel. Yes, he is broken, another miss from the Austrian. Spectacular collapse.
- - FERRER 4-6 6-3 4-0 - Ferrer curls a bouncing forehand winner as he holds to 15. Cut and dried now.
- - FERRER 4-6 6-3 3-0 - BREAK! Ferrer has carved out a seat at the baseline as he goes 30-0 against Melzer's serve. And the point of the match follows as both men somehow stay alive in a gruelling exchange before Melzer pushes it just too far wide for Ferrer to keep it in. 15-30. Two break points now as Melzer looks spent. And he misses a simple cross-court winner by choosing an inexplicable lob.
- - FERRER 4-6 6-3 2-0 - The easiest hold of today for Ferrer, who is now somewhere close to his best form after a poor first set. Melzer may not have an answer here.
- - FERRER 4-6 6-3 1-0 - BREAK! Fantastic start to the final set for Ferrer as he bosses Melzer from deep before dragging him wide and clipping a volley clear. Excellent stuff, he gets better and better as it goes on.
- - FERRER 4-6 6-3 - SET FERRER! A classic Ferrer point starts this game off as Ferrer bosses the baseline before an approach shot allows a cool volley. Melzer pulls one back to 30-15 with a lovely drive, but Ferrer sits deep to win the next two - via an unsuccessful Melzer challenge - and this match goes to a third!
- - FERRER 4-6 5-3 - In a jiffy Ferrer has gone from a break point down in the last game to a set point up in this, but he nets his next return for deuce. Then a backhand slice from Melzer is followed by a lob, advantage and taken as Ferrer returns long. Ferrer serving for the second.
- - FERRER 4-6 5-2 - Deary me a terrible smash from Ferrer sees him slip 15-30. They trade blows meaning Melzer has a break point... But Ferrer scraps back to hold, leaving Melzer serving to stay in the second.
- - FERRER 4-6 4-2 - BREAK! And, in the end, Melzer does snap and Ferrer breaks thanks to his fierce returns and Melzer's natural inconsistency. This looks to be going all the way but Ferrer has been broken back every time he's edged ahead!
- - FERRER 4-6 3-2 - Melzer drops from 30-0 to parity, and he then double faults for break point! That's his sixth by my reckoning. He then gets away with a dreadful drop shot by somehow meeting Ferrer's running winner with a cool volley. But a great return sets up a Ferrer smash for deuce again. Crikey this is a long game!
- - FERRER 4-6 3-2 - BREAK BACK! Holding serve to back that up is a little tougher though, but Ferrer shades a fantastic running baseline point from both men by attacking the net and hedging his bets on a volley that does materialise. But Melzer steps it up and now he has a break point with a driven double-hander down the line! And taken as Ferrer cracks at one of his preferred baseline points, netting weakly!
- - FERRER 4-6 3-1 - BREAK! Ferrer has another little barney with the umpire, which is becoming a fashion for the usually cool Spaniard. He channels his anger to move 40-15 AGAINST serve and this could be a match-defining break... His next return is long but a classy rally sees Ferrer come out on top, doing well to retrieve initially before moving it central to set up the winner.
- - FERRER 4-6 2-1 - Melzer is frustrated after almost nicking ahead against the Ferrer serve - in the end he goes long and the Spaniard ekes out a hold. Could go either way, as if that wasn't obvious.
- - FERRER 4-6 1-1 - Ferrer holds the first game easily enough. Let's see how his famous stamina holds out - and indeed he has a break point in the second game as his direct, central return makes Melzer work a bit too hard. Melzer makes it a deuce game with a serve-volley and holds off second serve with a beautiful clipped forehand pass after a wide, crisp return from Ferrer. Chapeau.
- - Phew. Topsy turvy doesn't do that set justice. Melzer playing very well, Ferrer inconsistent at best. What did you make of it? Tweet me @Reda_Eurosport. Still waiting for pics of dogs that look like Ferrer. Twitter
- - FERRER 4-6 - SET MELZER! After being two break points down while serving for the set a second time, Melzer gets his act together and finds those famous winners to hold off deuce. First blood to the Austrian!
- - FERRER 4-5 - Melzer is feeling the nerves and he double faults to 15-30; now a good defensive lob from Ferrer asks a question of a backtracking Melzer and he can't answer! Two break points! The first is saved with a booming backhand winner, and the second too for deuce. Testing game this.
- - FERRER 4-5 - Oh but hello - Melzer gets his groove back and flies into a 30-15 lead only to lose it as he forces a double-hander just a bit too long. Nope Ferrer holds, Melzer has a second chance to serve out the set.
- - FERRER 3-5 - BREAK! Melzer serving for the set. Ferrer wakes up with a rapid forehand up the line for 30-30. And now a break point to the Spaniard - but saved with a fabulous switch to a forehand pass down the line. Melzer playing out of his skin but Ferrer steps it up to win a gruelling duel with a cunning angled forehand. Break point and taken with a beauty from Ferrer! Zipping it from right to left as Melzer eats court!
- - FERRER 2-5 - BREAK! Ferrer is all over the place and Melzer is really up for this now, playing some superb aggressive tennis to peg Ferrer back to deuce. And it's another break point as Ferrer makes an error from his beloved baseline, smacking a forehand well long, although this time Melzer is putting the pressure on! And a tired backhand to net from Ferrer after one of those rallies he usually loves sees Melzer take his 5th game in a row!
- - FERRER 2-4 – Melzer is playing some very good tennis now as he holds comfortably. Ferrer needs to regain his composure - this is very sloppy from him.
- - FERRER 2-3 – BREAK! Ferrer fails to respond to some pressure from Melzer as the Austrian comes to net quickly and works the Spaniard’s backhand. 0-30 but a fine diagonal forehand spins away for 15. Now two break points as Ferrer nets following a reasonable return from Melzer – and it’s a third game in a row and a second break for Melzer as a booming forehand catches Ferrer off balance, his attempt shanking into the crowd.
- - FERRER 2-2 - Melzer with the first error-free game this match until he nets an approach shot after a decent Ferrer return, 40-15. He holds with a serve-volley combi.
- - FERRER 2-1 - BREAK! Ferrer was fortunate to break and he is immediatel broken back as a series of errors allows Melzer to restore serve. Ferrer hitting stuff long, wide, not getting first serves in, although he played one good point at the net.
- - FERRER 2-0 - BREAK! Error ridden game as both men play some sloppy tennis, Ferrer failing to take a break point as he opens up a wide forehand, while Melzer double faults while serving for the game. Then he flunks a drop-shot, Ferrer volleying clear at net, and the break comes as the Austrian makes another unforced error as a potential winner strikes string.
- - FERRER 1-0 - I lie. Ferrer serves first. He rarely makes errors but shanks a backhand wide of the line. Melzer is going to play a high-risk game of trying to pump big winners past the Spaniard and, at 40-15, he smacks a running forehand across court and off the line. Nice. Ferrer still holds as another attempted winner lands wide, this time Melzer trying and failing with a forehand pass.
20:00 - Melzer serves first with his baseball cap on reverse style, a la Hewitt / Eminem.
19:55 - The chaps are out hitting now as they look set to get underway an hour behind schedule. Not too bad, and it's still sunny in Miami, which is more than can be said for back home in Europe.
19:42 - Finally Maria Sharapova sees off Sara Errani, straight sets but a tough one 7-5 7-5. That means Ferrer and Melzer will be out shortly.
19:30 - While you're waiting, feast your eyes on the latest Tramlines blog as we uncover an interesting stat about Tommy Haas's shock win over Novak Djokovic... The amazing stat behind Haas’s win over Djokovic
19:20 - Not too many of the world's biggest names left in this now - Andy Murray is the highest remaining seed after world no.1 Novak Djokovic went out to Tommy Haas. Tsonga and Tipsarevic also out, while Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal didn't turn up. Given it's hard court, I'm putting Murray as favourite with Tomas Berdych second fave just ahead of Ferrer, simply because of the surface.
19:15 - This match is set to start later than anticipated - mostly because Maria Sharapova and Sara Errani are still scrapping away in the women's draw. We're not covering that live here but you can watch it on Eurosport and stream it online using the Eurosport Player. Watch on the Eurosport Player
19:10 - The head to head on this favours Ferrer, as you'd expect, who leads the Austrian 6-2. World no. 42 Melzer is 31, with his 32nd birthday in May, while Ferrer is 30, soon to turn 31. Neither are particularly big or powerful for the modern tour, with Melzer 6 foot and Ferrer a weeny 5'9. They last played in a Davis Cup match last year, Ferrer winning that. Melzer's two wins were back-to-back in 2010 and included that shock victory at Roland Garros.
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19:00 - Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of David Ferrer's quarter-final match with Juergen Melzer in the quarter-finals of the Miami Masters. It should start just after 7pm, we'll be bringing you the live scores and interactive updates.
|Date of Birth||02/04/1982|
|Date of Birth||22/05/1981|