Ferrer overcomes battling Robredo
David Ferrer survived losing the second set to make it through to the semi finals of the Swedish Open
Top seed and world number five David Ferrer shrugged off a second set scare to reach the semi-finals of the Swedish Open in Bastad at the expense of wild card Tommy Robredo.
Wimbledon quarter-finalist Ferrer faced just one break point in the two-hour match but it was enough for Robredo to snatch the second set before Ferrer regrouped to win the all-Spanish battle 6-3 4-6 6-0.
Ferrer will play Bulgarian sixth seed Grigor Dimitrov in the last four after the world number 69 saw off another Spaniard, third seed Albert Ramos, 7-6 (7-1) 6-3 in one hour and 48 minutes.
Second seed Nicolas Almagro advanced with a 7-6 (7-5) 4-6 6-3 win over fellow Spaniard Daniel Gimeno-Traver, and will play Jan Hajek of the Czech Republic, who beat Jurgen Zopp 6-3 4-6 6-3.