ATP Monte Carlo - Ferrer v Wawrinka
While Wawrinka did not achieve a historic feat on Friday afternoon, he managed to secure a place in the Monte Carlo semi-finals, where he will play Spanish No. 2 David Ferrer. The Swiss’ performance was an impressive one all the same. Wawrinka hit 30 winners and 80% of his first service points to secure the victory in 1 hour and 31 minutes. Spanish No. 2 David Ferrer produced a monumental upset in Monte Carlo, as he defeated clay court king and eight-time Monte Carlo champion Rafael Nadal 7-6(1), 6-4 to reach the semi-finals at this event. It was his first victory over Nadal on clay since Stuttgart in 2004, when Nadal was ranked No. 56 at the time. Since then, Nadal had lifted the Monte Carlo title eight consecutive times, and finished runner-up last year to Novak Djokovic. This marks the 13th time these two competitors will meet on the professional tour, with Ferrer leading the series 7-5. The Spaniard holds a 5-1 record against Wawrinka on clay.