Stockholm - Top-seed David Ferrer became the first Spaniard in 37 years to reach the Stockholm Open final when he beat fifth-seeded Ernests Gulbis of Latvia 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 in two hours on Saturday.
In the way of Ferrer being the first Spanish champion in the open era will be seventh-seeded Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria, who overcame wild card Benoit Paire of France 4-6, 6-2, 6-2.
Ferrer will be going for his third title of the year, and first since February.
Dimitrov opened the year with his first career final in Brisbane, but entered Stockholm on a four-match losing streak.
Results from the sixth day of the ATP Stockholm tournament on Saturday (x denotes seeding):
David Ferrer (ESP x1) bt Ernests Gulbis (LAT x5) 3-6, 6-4, 6-1
Grigor Dimitrov (BUL x7) bt Benoit Paire (FRA x6) 4-6, 6-2, 6-2