World No 6 David Ferrer will take on Julien Benneteau in the Men's Singles semi-final clash of the 2014 Cincinnati Masters (Western & Southern Financial Group Masters) at Lindner Family Tennis Center on Saturday.
Where to Watch Live
The game is scheduled to begin at 8pm BST on Saturday. 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's official website.
Ferrer managed to book a place in the semi-finals of the Master series tournament, after a tough match against Compatriot Tommy Robredo, which he won 6-4, 3-6, 6-3. The Spaniard has had a topsy-turvy year, and has managed just one title all year. This could be Ferrer's opportunity to win his second.
Meanwhile, the Spaniard's opponent is World No 41 Julien Benneteau, who beat Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka in a thrilling match. The Frenchman came from one set down to beat the Swiss 1-6, 6-1, 6-2. Benneteau is having a memorable year on tour and is the reigning Roland Garros doubles champion.
However, the Frenchman is yet to win a singles title in his career and could look upon this as his chance to do so. The top half of the men's singles draw has seen some major upsets, with World No 1 Novak Djokovic losing in the second round and Wawrinka being knocked out in the previous round. Therefore, it could be anyone's game to win and the winner will play one of Roger Federer or Milos Raonic in the final of the Cincinnati Masters.
Ferrer holds a slender 5-4 lead over Benneteau in overall meetings. The pair have clashed twice in ATP Master Series tournaments and the Spaniard emerged triumphant on both occasions.
Cincinnati Masters History
Ferrer is facing Benneteau for the first time in Cincinnati Masters History on Saturday.