David Ferrer
David Ferrer will be hoping to win his first Madrid Masters title of his career this year.Reuters

David Ferrer takes on Ernests Gulbis in the quarterfinal of the 2014 Mutua Madrid Open at the Estadio Manolo Santana, Spain, on Friday.

Where to Watch Live

The match is set to begin at 2:30pm BST. Live coverage is on Sky Sports 3 and Sky Sports 3 HD. Real-time internet updates and the live streaming link are available on ATP official website.


Ferrer cruised into the last-eight of the 2014 Madrid Masters after registering his fifth victory in six meetings against John Isner in the third round. The 32-year-old Spaniard dispatched the world no 10, 6-4, 6-4, needing less than 78 minutes.

The world no 6, required three sets in the second round to beat his compatriot and wildcard entrant Albert Ramos, 7-6 (6), 5-7, 6-3, last Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Ferrer's quarterfinal opponent Gulbis progressed after comfortably beating 25-year-old Marin Cilic in straight sets. The Latvian took 87 minutes to oust his Croatian counterpart, 6-3, 6-4.

Gulbis has so far dropped only one set in the competition which came against Jerzy Janowicz in the first round. After overcoming the 23-year-old Pole, the 25-year-old defeated Alexandr Dolgopolov, 6-3, 6-4, in the second round.

The winner between Ferrer and Gulbis will face the winner between Feliciano Lopez and Kei Nishikori in the semi-final on Saturday.


Ferrer holds a 2-0 lead against Gulbis in overall meetings. The duo have never faced each other in a Grand Slam event.

Mutua Madrid Open History

Ferrer and Gulbis will face each other for the first time in Madrid.