Tennis: Haas beats Simon to meet Ferrer in semi

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Giant-killer Tommy Haas followed up his triumph over world No. 1 Novak Djokovic with a 6-3, 6-1 quarter-final victory against France’s Gilles Simon at the Miami ATP Masters on Wednesday.

Haas, at 34 the oldest player ranked in the top 50 in the world, had shocked Djokovic in straight sets in the fourth round on Tuesday.

The 15th seeded German showed no sign of a letdown against 11th-seeded Simon, and advanced to a semi-final clash with third-seeded Spaniard David Ferrer.

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Ferrer defeated the unseeded Melzer 4-6, 6-3, 6-0.

Ferrer hadn’t made it to the final four at Miami since 2006, when he lost to Roger Federer in the semi-finals.