It wasn't just the fact that Fernando won. I mean, he beat Muzz the other day. But it was HOW he won. Not only did he do it with intelligent contained aggression and fitness (he took Jo's legs right out from under him), but he did it without any headcaseyness whatsoever. All you need to know about this match is in the stats: Fernando converted 4 of 4 breakpoints. Jo converted 2 of 13. Translation: Fernando was nails under pressure. That? Was unexpected.
So congrats to Fer, who becomes this year's surprise semifinalist. He'll play the winner of Rafa/Gilles, and right now it's looking like Rafa. I just hope, win or lose, he continues with this quality. It's really great to see.