Ferrer stuns Nadal in semifinal of Paris MastersSpain's David Ferrer reacts after winning his semifinal match against Spain's Rafael Nadal, at the Paris Masters tennis, in the Paris Bercy stadium, Saturday Nov. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)
PARIS (AP) -- David Ferrer stunned top-seeded Rafael Nadal 6-3, 7-5 Saturday and will face Novak Djokovic in the final of the Paris Masters.
Earlier, Djokovic won his 16th straight match by rallying from a set and a break down to defeat Roger Federer 4-6, 6-3, 6-2.
In the second semifinal, Ferrer broke for a 3-1 lead and went a set up with a low forehand volley. He then capitalized on a wide forehand from Nadal to lead 2-1 in the second set.
The defending champion saved five break points in that set but failed to serve out the match at 5-4, allowing Nadal to break back.
Nadal gave Ferrer another chance as he hit a forehand long to drop serve. Ferrer went on to seal the victory with a forehand winner.