LONDON, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- David Ferrer upset world No. 1 Novak Djokovic in straight sets Wednesday and earned a semifinals slot at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London.
Ferrer, seeded fifth, became the first Group A player to seal a spot in Saturday's semifinals when he beat Djokovic 6-3, 6-1. It was just the fifth loss in 75 matches for Djokovic this year.
Tomas Berdych, like Djokovic 1-1 in the tournament, goes against Ferrer Friday. Berdych defeated Tipsarevic 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (8-6) in his match Wednesday.
Ferrer won 10 of the last 11 games of the match with Djokovic. His second break of the day sealed the first set and his fourth won a 12-point game and gave him a 5-1 lead in the second set.
Berdych went to a third-set tiebreaker for the second time in the tournament. He lost Monday to Djokovic and had to fight off a match point against Tipsarevic. However, a Tipsarevic double fault put Berdych at match point and he placed a forehand winner to end the match.
Group B wraps up its round-robin Thursday. Roger Federer has already won the group and will play Mardy Fish. Second-seeded Rafael Nadal goes against sixth-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga with the winner advancing to the semifinals.