Spain’s David Ferrer defeated second-seeded Robin Soderling 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 in the Semifinals at the Valencia Open 500, advancing to his fifth ATP World Tour final of the year. This win only increased his changes of qualifying for the ATP World Tour Finals (Ferrer is currently ranked 8, behind Tomas Berdych and Andy Roddick, who have not yet qualified).
If Ferrer wins the Valencia title, he’ll surpass Roddick in the rankings, increasing his chances even more of a trip to London.
“I didn’t serve that well today unfortunately. I served well earlier in the week, but not today unfortunately. I had three very good matches this week – a semi-final is good. Today was a good match as well and he played very well. You can’t win every tournament. I will learn from this – I only have two tournaments left this season so I want to do well in them,” Soderling said.
Ferrer is hoping to win his hometown tournament for the second time (won in 2008). He will face either Marcel Granollers or Gilles Simon.
(Photos: Getty Images, Valencia Open)