my thought for the day:
Fererro and Semi-Final should be in the same sentence more often
MONACO (AFP) - Spain's Juan Carlos Ferrero took a step closer to a third Monte Carlo Masters title with a 6-2, 6-3 quarter-final win over Italy's Filippo Volandri.
The former French Open champion, who won back-to-back crowns here in 2002 and 2003, now faces defending champion Guillermo Coria,
the sixth-seeded Argentinian
(this is where we'll see where he really is at! im so so nervous)
Former world number one
Ferrero needed a wildcard to play this week after a 2004 season wrecked by illness and injury but he hinted at a return to somewhere near his best with a convincing straight sets win over second seed Marat Safin in the third round.
Saturday's assignment will be his first semi-final appearance in over a year.
Ferrero broke Volandri three times in the first set as he opened a lead after 30 minutes and was soon into a 4-2 advantage in the second set.
He fought off three break points in the eighth game to lead 5-3 and that sapped the spirit of the Italian who had taken almost three hours to win his third round clash against Mariano Puerta on Thursday.
(hehe i like that) him immediately taking the match after 73 minutes when Volandri hit a wild forehand long.