KEY BISCAYNE (CBS4) – Mardy Fish made history Wednesday at the Sony Ericsson Open. After winning to reach the semifinals for the first time, he will overtake Andy Roddick as the number one American ranked men’s player in the world.
Fish beat David Ferrer 7-5, 6-2 on Wednesday. Fish will get to at least 11th in the world, which is a career best for him. Andy Roddick will fall from eighth to 14th after losing his opening match last week.READ MORE: Man Sought In NW Miami-Dade Machete Attack
Fish, seeded 14th, dominated with his serve and took the lead for good when Ferrer hit back-to-back double-faults to lose the 11th game.
His opponent Friday will be the winner of Wednesday night’s match between No. 2-seeded Novak Djokovic and unseeded Kevin Anderson.READ MORE: Pembroke Pines Police Officers Take Oath To 'Serve And Protect' To Next Level With Moving Gesture
On the women’s side, Vera Zvonareva defeated Agnieszka Radwanksa 7-5, 6-3 to reach the semifinals at the Ericsson.
Zvonareva, a three seed at the tournament, overcame a set point with an ace in the first set and then won four consecutive games to take control in the second set. Zvonareva is 4-0 in quarterfinal matches this year.
Her opponent in the semifinals will be the winner of Wednesday night’s match between defending champion Kim Clijsters and 2009 Ericsson champ, Victoria Azarenka.MORE NEWS: 2 Diners Injured In Partial Deck Collapse At Fort Lauderdale Waterfront Eatery
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