Ferrer knocks out World No 4

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ANDY Murray was left to rue missed opportunities as his French Open campaign came to an end against David Ferrer, but he was happy to admit the Spaniard was the better player.

The world number four had never beaten Ferrer on clay in three previous meetings and the relentless hitting and intensity of the 30-year-old ensured it was he who advanced to a semi-final against Rafael Nadal on Friday.

Ferrer ran out a deserved 6-4 6-7 (3/7) 6-3 6-2 winner.

Murray said: “I thought I played some good tennis. I just didn’t convert.

“I had a lot of chances in the last couple of sets on his serve and I lost a lot of really long games on my serve, which didn’t help.”