Stanislas Wawrinka and David Ferrer go head-to-head for a place in the final of the 2014 Monte-Carlo Masters at the Court Central in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France, on Saturday.
Where to Watch Live
The game is scheduled to begin at 12:30pm BST. Live coverage will be available 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.
After receiving a walkover in the third round, Wawrinka secured his place in the semi-final of the Monte-Carlo Masters after defeating World No 10, Milos Raonic in the quarterfinals on Friday.
Both players were reluctant to concede defeat in the first set but the Wawrinka wrested the upper hand in the tiebreaker after winning, 7-6 (5). The World No 3 then had a relatively comfortable second set and won, 6-2, after sweating on the court for one hour and 31 minutes.
The 29-year-old Swiss now faces Ferrer who stunned World No 1, Rafael Nadal by knocking out his own compatriot at the quarterfinal stage of this tournament for the first time in 10 years.
The 32-year-old Spaniard achieved the feat in straight sets in a match that lasted two hours and 14 minutes on Friday. Ferrer and Nadal played out a closely contested first set, in which the former triumphed, 7-6 (1).
The World No 6 then sent the eight-time Monte-Carlo Masters champion crashing with a, 6-4, victory in the second set.
The winner this semi-final clash will take on the player who emerges triumphant between 17-time Grand Slam winner, Roger Federer and defending champion Novak Djokovic in the final on Sunday.
Route to Semi-Finals
- First Round: Bye
- Second Round: 6-0, 6-2 v Marin Cilic
- Third Round: walkover v Nicolas Almagro
- Quarterfinals: 7-6 (5), 6-2 v Milos Raonic
- First Round: Bye
- Second Round: 6-3, 6-0 v Jeremy Chardy
- Third Round: 6-4, 6-2 v Grigor Dimitrov
- Quarterfinals: 7-6 (1), 6-4 v Rafael Nadal
Ferrer holds a 7-5 lead over Wawrinka in overall meetings. The duo have never faced each other in a Grand Slam Event.
Wawrinka has an advantage of 3-2 in the last five meetings between them.
Monte-Carlo Masters History
Wawrinka and Ferrer have never faced each other in Monte-Carlo.