2013 French Open: The Good and the Bad for David Ferrer's Semifinal Chances

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2013 French Open: The Good and the Bad for David Ferrer's Semifinal Chances
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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga took out David Ferrer in the 2011 Wimbledon Championships, but that's the only career win he has over Ferrer in four meetings.

David Ferrer booked his spot in a third consecutive grand slam semifinal on Tuesday at the 2013 French Open with an easy win over fellow Spaniard Tommy Robredo.

Ferrer will play opposite of Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, who knocked off World No. 3 Roger Federer in a quarterfinal upset. This means that someone outside of the "Big Four" in men's tennis (Federer, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray) will compete in a Grand Slam final for the first time since the 2010 WImbledon Championships (Tomas Berdych lost to Nadal).

It will be Ferrer's sixth career semifinal at a Grand Slam. Unfortunately for the veteran, he is 0-5 in previous matches. He has to be considered one of the best players of all time not to have at least played in a major final to this point.

It's hasn't necessarily been a result of the occasion being too big for him or choking away matches. He has just been outplayed by a better player in those five previous semifinals.

This year, however, could be different for the World No. 5. Let's take a look at some things he has going both for and against him to get to the final Sunday in Paris.

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