French Open: Ferrer beats Murray to reach 1st French Open SF

Last Updated: Jun 07, 2012, 08:46 AM IST

Paris: Sixth-seeded David Ferrer beat No. 4 Andy Murray 6-4, 6-7 (3), 6-3, 6-2 Wednesday to reach the French Open semifinals for the first time.

In a match interrupted by a rain delay for about a half-hour early in the third set, Ferrer broke serve 10 times and played much cleaner tennis, making 32 unforced errors, 27 fewer than Murray.

Ferrer will face six-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal in an all-Spanish semifinal Friday. It`ll be the third Grand Slam semifinal of Ferrer`s career, but he`s never made it to a final.

Ferrer ended Murray`s streak of reaching at least the semifinals at five consecutive majors.