Bet Now at bet365  
  Betting Closed at bet365  

Ferrer hails Melbourne "miracle"

January 22, 2013 08:14:53 UK

David Ferrer described his astonishing five-set come-from-behind win against Nicolas Almagro in the 2013 Australian Open quarter-finals as a "miracle".

The fourth seed was staring down the barrel of a last-eight exit from Melbourne Park when Spanish countryman Almagro led by two sets and served for the match three times, but came through 4-6 7-5 7-6 (7-4) 6-2 on Rod Laver Arena.

The 30-year-old said: "It was a miracle. Nicolas had a lot of chances to win the match and I tried to fight every point That is my game. I know that players get nervous on the big points because that happens to me to."

The world number five will now take on either Novak Djokovic or Tomas Berdych, who meet in the day's second men's quarter-final around 0830 GMT.

The manner in which Almagro failed to get over the line brought back memories of defeats by Ferrer in Madrid and Cincinnati, in which he missed match points. It also denied the world number 11 a first Grand Slam semi-final.

The 27-year-old from Murcia denied he had a mental block against his compatriot and cited problems with his ankle and adductor.

"I don't want to think that it's a mentality problem," said Almagro. "If I have a mentality problem, I think I didn't win the first two sets."

Ferrer can be backed at 11.00 to go a stage further than the semi-finals last year and win a maiden French Open title in 2013, while he is also quoted at 67.00 to win Wimbledon.

Don't forget, all of the fantastic markets we have to offer, including In-Play betting, can be accessed on mobile or tablet with bet365 On The Move.

View all Tennis betting

Sports Betting

Horse Racing Promotions

Channel 4/1
Back a winner at 4/1 or more on a Channel 4 race and get a risk free bet. T&Cs Apply.

Racing Value
Enhanced Place Terms, First Past the Post and No 5p Rule 4 Deductions. T&Cs Apply.

Best Odds Guaranteed
No need to take the SP - Best Odds Guaranteed on every race. T&Cs Apply.

Feature Race 4/1
Back a winner at 4/1 on a Feature Race and get a risk free bet. T&Cs Apply.

Greyhound Promotions

Best Odds Guaranteed
No need to take the SP - Best Odds Guaranteed on every race. T&Cs Apply.

Sky Dogs 2/1 Offer
Back a winner at 2/1 or more on a Sky Sports Race and get a risk free bet. T&Cs Apply.

Football Promotions

Euro Soccer Bonus
Up to 100% bonus on European Soccer Accumulators. T&Cs Apply.

Each-Way First Scorer
We will pay out at 1/3 odds for unlimited places.

Bore Draw Money Back
For Correct Score, Half-Time/Full-Time or Scorecast bets if final score is 0-0. T&Cs Apply.

Basketball Promotions

Euro Basketball Bonus
Up to 50% more on your Men's European Basketball accumulators. T&Cs Apply.

US Sports Promotions

Parlay Bonus
Up to 50% more on your US Sports Accumulators. T&Cs Apply.

bet365 Services

Open Account Offer
Claim your 100% Deposit Bonus up to £200! T&Cs Apply.

Live Streaming
We stream over 60,000 events each year - so you can bet as the action unfolds.

In-Play Betting
Simply the most comprehensive In-Play betting service available so you can bet on the action as it unfolds.

Mobile & Tablet Betting
Use bet365 On The Move with a mobile or tablet and claim a 100% bonus when you place your first bet. T&Cs Apply.

Racing Archive
Watch previous UK and Irish Races.

Also at bet365

Online Casino

Casino Promotions
Every month bet365 offer promotions including rebates, leaderboard challenges and a fantastic VIP scheme. T&Cs Apply.

Download Casino
With over 250 games and enhanced game play, our download casino offers more choice.

Instant Play Casino
You can play your favourite game quicker in our Instant Play Casino.

Games And Bingo

Instant Play Games
All your favourite games including household names.

Great place to meet new people and play some Bingo. Including exclusive Bingo events and big money competitions. T&Cs Apply.

Online Poker Room

Download Now
With fantastic features, great value tournaments and cutting edge graphics.

VIP Scheme
The more you play, the more you earn. Choose to convert your rewards to cash, tournament tokens or special prizes. T&Cs Apply.

bet365 Betting News provides all the news that matters to UK sports betting fans. Including previews, match reports, previous meetings and other great stories to help with your betting. We cover betting news and Live Streaming on all the major sports including Football, Tennis, Cricket, Golf, Horse Racing, Greyhound Racing, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Snooker and much more.