Andy Murray will take on David Ferrer in the Men's singles semi-final clash of the Vienna Erste Bank Open 2016 on 29 October, Saturday.
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Murray is one of the favourites to win the tournament as he bids to keep his hope of grabbing the world No 1 spot alive. He needs to win this tournament and also win the next week's Paris Masters and also hope that Novak Djokovic fails to make it to the semi-final.
In the quarter-final clash of the Vienna Open, the 29-year-old defeated John Isner to make it to the last four. He had no trouble in beating the American as he sealed a comfortable straight set, 6-1, 6-3.
Murray will be hoping to continue his impressive run in the semi-final clash in order to progress to the final. However, he takes on Ferrer, who is the defending champion of the Vienna Open.
The Spaniard defeated Viktor Troicki in the quarter-final clash. After winning the first set 6-3, he lost the second one by the same scoreline. However, he bounced back as Ferrer sealed the match by winning the third and the final set 7-5.
In the last 10 meetings between the pair, Ferrer has managed to beat Murray only once, which came during the Round of 16 clash in Shanghai Masters in 2014. The scoreline was 2-6 6-1 6-2.
Betting Odds (betfair)
- Andy Murray to win: 2/15
- David Ferrer to win: 5
Murray and Ferrer faced each other 20 times so far, with the former winning on 14 occasions. In the last five matches played between the pair, the Scot has a comfortable 5-0 lead.
Vienna Open history
Murray and Ferrer have already faced each other in the final of the 2014 Vienna Open. The Spaniard lost the match, despite winning the first set. The final scoreline was 5-7 6-2 7-5.