Ferrer ousts fancied Tsonga

Polish qualifier Jerzy Janowicz continued his brilliant run at the Paris Masters on Friday while fourth seed David Ferrer knocked out local favourite Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

Spaniard Ferrer ruthlessly dismissed 2008 winner Tsonga 6-2, 7-5 to set up a semifinal with unseeded Frenchman Michael Llodra who put out American Sam Querrey 7-6, 6-3.

Serb Janko Tipsarevic, who had on Thursday claimed the last spot for next week's World Tour Finals in London, withdrew when trailing 3-6, 6-1, 4-1 against Janowicz and having called the trainer on to the court one game earlier.

While the crowd booed Tipsarevic, world number 69 Janowicz celebrated becoming the first qualifier to progress to the last four since 2004.

The unseeded 21-year-old Janowicz, who eliminated world number three Andy Murray of Britain on Thursday,  next faces Frenchman Gilles Simon who advanced with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Czech fifth seed Tomas Berdych.

Hesh-Bopanna win

Indian duo Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna claimed a berth in the ATP World Tour Finals in London with a 6-7 (5-7), 6-3, 10-4 win over Poles Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski in the quarterfinals.

Friday’s victory in the winner-takes-all clash will see the Indians making debut as a team in the season finale at London.

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