10 Jan 2014

Ferrer needs three again but makes Auckland semis

1:26 am on 10 January 2014

Spanish tennis star David Ferrer has again been pushed hard at the Heineken Open but the defending champion again came through a tough three-set battle to book his place in the semi-finals.

The top seed beat countryman Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-3 5-7 6-4 and will face Taiwan's Yen-Hsun Lu in the final four.

Third seeded American John Isner faces another Spaniard, Roberto Bautista Agut, in the other semi.