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Friday Men's Tennis Summary
Singles - Semifinal: (2) R Nadal def. (6) D Ferrer 6-2 6-2 6-1
Other than a rain delay early on, there really isn't much to say about this brutally quick match. David Ferrer is easily the second-best Spanish clay player, but that's about like saying Andrew Johnson was the second best American president during the Civil War. The loss means that Ferrer will remain at #6, behind Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. The final will determine whether Rafael Nadal is #2 or #3.
Singles - Semifinal: (1) N Djokovic def. (3) R Federer 6-4 7-5 6-3
Remember how Roger Federer said that, last year, he was afraid to win? There seemed to be a little of that here. He was level for most of the first set, then lost it at the end. He broke early in the second set, then lost it. And he didn't seem to have much left in the third.
That is a real blow to his position. He still might end up at #2 -- he will regain the second spot if Novak Djokovic beats Rafael Nadal in the Roland Garros final. But he's slipping behind Djokovic again. He's now 3000 points behind the top spot. This not only strengthens Djokovic's grip on #1, it bats back the competition. And, having beaten the guy who beat him last year, Djokovic is now one win away from the non-calendar Slam and the career Slam....