Paris SF preview and pick: Nadal vs. Ferrer

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The Grandstand

It will be an all-Spanish affair when Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer do battle in the Paris semifinals on Saturday. Either Novak Djokovic or Roger Federer awaits the winner.

Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer will be squaring off for the 25th time in their careers when they meet in the semifinals of the BNP Paribas Masters on Saturday.

Nadal is dominating the head-to-head series 20-4, including nine wins in a row and 16 the last 17. However, they have faced each other only six times on hard courts and they have split those six encounters. Four of Nadal’s victories over his fellow Spaniard have come this season, although he lost sets in both Madrid and Rome.

Ferrer does not have much going for him as he heads into what will be another tall task against Nadal, but he at least has something from which to take heart in addition to…

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