Saturday, July 16, 2011

Soderling to face Ferrer in Swedish Open final

Soderling to face Ferrer in Swedish Open final

Robin Soderling crushed Tomas Berdych 6-1, 6-0 to advance to the SkiStar Swedish Open final in Bastad.

Soderling converted five of his 11 break point opportunities and saved the four break points he faced.

The Swedish is through to the final for the third year in a row. He won the title in 2009 with victory over Juan Monaco, but was denied in last year’s final by Nicolas Almagro.

Soderling will face David Ferrer, who beat Nicolas Almagro 6-1, 6-3.

Ferrer capitalised on five of his six break points and won 71 per cent of points on his first serve.

"Nicolas hit quite a lot of mistakes today," assessed Ferrer. "Normally we play long matches so it was strange today. But it was not as easy as the score suggests. I played solid too."

"It's going to be a very difficult match tomorrow against Robin," said Ferrer. "He's playing unbelievable this week. I need to play my best tennis to beat him and to return very well as he has a great serve. Every final is special for me. I know people will support him, but I will try and play my game."

Source ATP