David Ferrer has been defeated by Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina in the quarter final round of the Wimbledon Championships. Del Potro won the match in the straight sets by 6-2, 6-4, 7-6(5).

This was the 9th match between these two players and Del Potro defeated Ferrer only for the third time.

Talking to the reporters in the post match interview, the Argentinean player said, “I think this was my best performance in the tournament so far. I played my natural game and didn’t commit too many unforced errors. I was very good on my serve and I played my forehand shots well too.”

“I am delighted to be in the final 4. I have reached here by beating a great player and that is hugely satisfying.”

In the first set, the first couple of games went with the serve and at the end of the 2nd game; the scores were levelled at 1-1. Del Potro got a breakthrough in the 3rd game and then, consolidated that with a serve hold in the next game to get ahead by 3-1.

Both the players held their serve in the next two games and the score was 4-2 in Del Potro’s favour when the 6th game got over.

In the 7th game, Ferrer dropped his serve again which put Del Potro on the driving seat. He just needed to hold his serve in the next game to seal the set and he did that in style.

In the second set, Del Potro continued to be consistent. In the first 8 games, neither of the two players managed to sneak a breakthrough which kept the scores levelled at 4-4.

In the 9th game, Ferrer’s serve was broken and he got trailed by 4-5. The next game was comfortably served out by Del Potro and the set was over.

In the third set, there were no breakthroughs in the first 12 games and the set was extended into the tie breaker.

The tie breaker got pretty tight, but, at the end, it was Del Potro who soaked up the pressure better and pulled it off to move into the semi finals.

In the semi final match, Del Potro will face the Serbian superstar Novak Djokovic.