Rafael Nadal

World No 1 Rafael Nadal takes on David Ferrer in the second men's semi-final at Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy in the first semi-final of the 2013 BNP Paribas Masters on Saturday in Paris.

Where to Watch Live

Play starts after the first semi-final, which is scheduled at 1:30pm GMT. Live coverage of the game will be on Sky Sports 3. Real-time internet updates are available on the sport's official website.


The Spaniard made it to the last four of the Paris Masters after he registered a victory over World No 10 Richard Gasquet in the quarter-finals. Nadal had a routine comfortable victory over the Frenchman, winning the game in straight sets 6-4, 6-1.

David Ferrer

Nadal's semifinal opponent for Saturday's clash at Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy made it to the semifinals after defeating Tomas Berdych. The fixture against the Czech ace was decided in the third set as the World No 3 won the tie in the final set after losing the opening set.

Ferrer won 4-6, 7-5, 6-3. The victory on Saturday will see them face the winners of the first semi-final clash between Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer, scheduled for earlier in the day.


Nadal has a comfortable lead over Ferrer as the Spaniard has a 20-4 advantage in the overall meetings. The pair have met in four grand slam fixtures and the World No 2 has won on two occasions. Nadal holds a 5-0 lead over Federer in the last five previous meetings between the pair.

BNP Paribas Masters History

Nadal and Ferrer have never clashed before in the BNP Paribas Masters.