Ferrer, Dolgopolov reach Valencia finals

Oct. 27, 2012 at 4:35 PM

VALENCIA, Spain, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Top-seeded David Ferrer beat Ivan Dodig in three sets Saturday to earn a trip to the finals of the Valencia Open in his native Spain.

Ferrer had his hands full with the Croatian in the first two sets but prevailed 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 6-1 and advanced to Sunday's championship match against Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine.

Ferrer will be looking to add a fourth Valencia title to his resume Sunday. He has won five titles this year but his most recent one was in Bastad in July.

Dolgopolov advanced Saturday with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Austrian Jurgen Melzer. Dolgopolov won a U.S. Open tuneup this year and was runner-up to Andy Murray in Brisbane.

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