After a spectacular day full of incredible matches, the ATP Masters 1000 in Paris Bercy has come to the semi-finals. As always, this year's edition of the tournament was also intense and full of surprises. We still have on our eyes the matches of Andy Murray against Richard Gasquet, David Ferrer against John Isner, and two wonderful, endless evening matches, which saw Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka triumph respectively against Tomas Berdych and Rafael Nadal.
After such intensely draining matches, all four semi-finalists will have to deal with fatigue and each of them will have to find the right motivation to try to reach Sunday's final. Today's schedule is: Andy Murray v/s David Ferrer and Novak Djokovic v/s Stan Wawrika.
MURRAY V/S FERRER The big favorite is undoubtedly Andy Murray. The Scot leads the head-to-head 6-3, and if he continues to show the tennis that he expressed throughout the tournament (except the horrible second set against Richard Gasquet on Friday) he will reach the final.
Against David Ferrer, Murray has always played great battles, and the prediction after yesterday's great efforts for both players, it might be more difficult than expected to predict a clear winner. Anyway Murray's tennis fits perfectly with that of Ferrer, who is a totally different player from John Isner, and likely this will be the key to the match.
Winner: Andy Murray DJOKOVIC V/S WAWRINKA They won memorable, intense and very hard matches yesterday. Novak Djokovic is the more continuous and solid tennis player in the circuit, and even when he doesn't have a particularly positive day, he is always able to find concentration and clarity of mind.
Instead, Stan the Man proposes a tennis full of ups and downs, where he alternates between sensational errors (or horrors) and crazy shots. But will the two players be able to dispose off yesterday's efforts? Because this will be the key to the match.
The player to win will be the one who's less tired and more focused. Wawrinka has already shown he can beat Nole in important moments, but today's physical condition will make the difference, and the Serbian tennis player seems to be the favourite. Winner: Novak Djokovic Also Read Novak Djokovic: 'I stayed tough in difficult moments'