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Ferrero in final

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Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:25

In a match featuring five breaks of serve, the unseeded Ferrero converted three of 10 break point opportunities to run out 7-6 (11-9) 6-3 winner in just over two hours.

The Spaniard is trying to capture his first ATP World Tour title since winning the Madrid Masters in 2003, although by reaching the final, he has extended his streak of reaching at least one Tour final in each of the last 11 years.

Ferrero will meet Florent Serra in Sunday’s final after the Frenchman overcame third-seeded Spaniard Albert Montanes 6-4 6-4.

Serra, seeded fifth, dropped his own serve once but converted three of five break points on Montanes’ serve to complete victory in 88 minutes.

The result avenged the loss Serra suffered to Montanes in the first round of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells last month.

The 28-year-old is yet to drop a set en route to his first ATP World Tour final since January 2006.

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