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Ferrer v Wawrinka in Portugal

2013-05-04 20:28
David Ferrer (File)
Oeiras - Spain's David Ferrer will play his 37th final when he and Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka contest the clay court title at the Portugal Open on Sunday.

The top seed dispatched Italian Andreas Seppi 6-1, 6-4 in 70 minutes while Wawrinka ended the run of Spanish qualifier Pablo Carreno-Busta as the second seed posted a 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 win in a match marred by complaints about on-court coaching from the Spaniard's box.

Ferrer was the picture of efficiency in his defeat of Seppi, with the Spaniard now in the hunt for his 21st career trophy.

"It's good to get to the final here, I've always dreamed of winning this title, there is so much history at this tournament," said Ferrer, who leads the ATP this season with match wins on 28 with Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal trailing on 26.

Ferrer stands 5-0 over Seppi, who didn't hold his serve until the second set.

The Spaniard has won two titles already this season in New Zealand and Argentina.

Wawrinka, ranked 16th, complained to the chair umpire near the end of his second set against Carreno-Busta over what he said was coaching of his 228th-ranked, 21-year-old opponent.

"It was not the first time, it happened for him against (Fabio) Fognini (quarter-finals).

"He and his coach were speaking a lot during the match.

"That's not what it should be like, it's not in the rules. That's why I spoke to the chair."

Carreno-Busta has had a solid run on the lower-level Futures and Challenger circuits and has won an amazing 50 matches already this season.

He was playing his first semifinal at the ATP level at his fourth tour-level event.


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