Ferrer into final
David Ferrer, pictured, will face Nicolas Almagro in the Swedish Open final
Top seed Spaniard David Ferrer recorded his 50th match win of the season on Saturday with a 6-3 7-5 victory over sixth seed Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria as he booked a meeting with Nicolas Almagro in the SkiStar Swedish Open final in Bastad.
The 30-year-old will attempt to capture the Bastad title for second time on Sunday when he contests his 31st ATP World Tour final.
The 2007 champion and 2011 runner-up took a 3-0 lead in the first set and saved two set points at 4-5 in the second set en route to victory in one hour and 34 minutes.
"I didn't serve well today," said Ferrer.
"I saved good points and I was a bit lucky in the [second] set. I'm very happy to be in the final here in Bastad."
Ferrer will now meet his fellow Spaniard Almagro after the number two seed beat Jan Hajek of the Czech Republic 6-4 6-3 in 68 minutes.
"I played really good," said Almagro.
"I think I played my best tennis here in Bastad today and during the week. Tomorrow is a final again, it's a special match and I want to win here."