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Ferrer, Dimitrov reach Stockholm Open final

The Canadian Press

10/19/2013 1:50:59 PM

STOCKHOLM - Top-seeded 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 Dimotrov 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.