David Ferrer "pleased" with Rafael Nadal win

Spain's David Ferrer reacts after winning his Monte-Carlo ATP Masters Series Tournament tennis match against Spain's Rafael Nadal on April 18, 2014
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David Ferrer is delighted to have defeated world number one Rafael Nadal in the quarter-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters.

David Ferrer has said that he is "pleased" with his victory over fellow Spaniard Rafael Nadal at the Monte Carlo Masters.

The 32-year-old sixth seed got the better of the world number one 7-6(1) 6-4 in the quarter-finals of the tournament on Friday.

"I have had to wait 10 years to beat him on clay," BBC Sport quotes him as saying.

"It was a long wait but I am pleased with the win and the way I played."

Ferrer will take on Stanislas Wawrinka for a place in the final.

David Ferrer of Spain in action in his match against Rafael Nadal of Spain during day six of the BNP Paribas Masters at Palais Omnisports de Bercy on November 2, 2013
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2Spain Rafael Nadal7,555
3Switzerland Roger Federer7,145
4Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka5,780
5Serbia Novak Djokovic5,325
6Croatia Marin Cilic5,155
7Alexander Zverev4,470
8Austria Dominic Thiem4,030
9Japan Kei Nishikori3,285
10Canada Milos Raonic3,230
11Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov3,070
12France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga2,770
13Belgium David Goffin2,560
14Spain Roberto Bautista Agut2,425
15Czech Republic Tomas Berdych2,390
16United States Jack Sock2,335
17Pablo Carreno Busta2,305
18Lucas Pouille2,220
19United States John Isner2,110
20United States Sam Querrey2,060