David Ferrer has defeated Igor Sijsling of Netherlands in a match of the Proton Malaysian Open played at the Putra Indoor Stadium. Ferrer won the match by 4-6, 6-3, 6-4. With this victory, Ferrer has made his way into the semi finals.
This was not an easy victory for Ferrer who is ranked 5th in the official rankings of WTA. He had to put in a lot of effort to secure the win. This was the third match between these two players and Ferrer has won all of them. Ferrer took 2 hours and 3 minutes to win the match.
Ferrer didn’t make a very good start to the match. His service was broken in the very first game of the first set. Sjisling held his entire serves in the set and capitalized on that one breakthrough to win the first set by 6-4.
In the second set, the Dutch youngster didn’t manage to carry on the momentum. Ferrer got a breakthrough in the second game and won the first three games consecutively to take a lead of 3-0.
However, Sijsling came back and broke Ferrer’s service in the 7th game. He had a golden chance to level the scores by holding his service in the next game, but, he wasn’t able to do so. Ferrer got the second breakthrough in the eighth game to take a lead of 5-3.
Sijsling failed to get the much needed breakthrough in the ninth game and lost the second set by 3-6. Ferrer continued to play aggressively in the third and final set as well. He broke Sijsling’s service twice in the third set and won it by 6-4 to wrap up the match.
In the post match interview, Ferrer said, “I was not hitting the ball that well at the start, but, it got easier for me as the game went on. It was certainly not my best performance. I will have to play much better to win the upcoming matches.”
Ferrer will take on Julien Benneteau of France in the semi final match.