ATP Tour

Ferrer to face Dolgopolov in Bastad final

2017-07-22 19:08
David Ferrer (Getty Images)

Bastad - David Ferrer is within sight of his first ATP title in more than 18 months after booking his place in the Swedish Open final.

The Spaniard's last victory came at the Vienna Open in October of 2015, one of five titles he bagged that year.

It's been lean times for the talented clay-court specialist ever since, but on Saturday he defeated countryman Fernando Verdasco 6-1, 6-7 (3-7), 6-4 to book his place in Sunday's final in Bastad.

Awaiting him in the final is Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine, after he made light work of Russian Andrey Kuznetsov 6-3, 6-2 in the day's other semi-final.

"We had a lot of tight games and he had a number of chances on my serve, but I kept it tight and ran away with it in the second set," said Dolgopolov.

Dolgopolov is gunning for his second title of the year, following his victory at the Argentina Open in February.

On Friday, Ferrer and Dolgopolov both saved two match points in their respective quarter-final victories over Henri Laaksonen and Karen Khachanov.

Results from the ATP tournament in Bastad on Saturday (x denotes seeding):


Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR) bt Andrey Kuznetsov (RUS) 6-3, 6-2

David Ferrer (ESP x8) bt Fernando Verdasco (ESP x6) 6-1, 6-7 (3/7), 6-4

Read more on:    atp tour  |  david ferrer  |  tennis

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk


Which is your favourite Grand Slam of the year?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.