Söderling lurches into Swedish Open final

Söderling lurches into Swedish Open final
Home favourite and top seed Robin Söderling had to dig deep on Saturday to overcome the challenge of David Ferrer and set up a Swedish Open final encounter with Nicolas Almagro.

Söderling, the world number five and French Open runner-up, saw off Ferrer 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 in the Båstad ATP claycourt tournament, a day after also requiring three sets to see off Italy’s Andreas Seppi, the world 76.

Fourth seed Almagro eased past fellow Spaniard Tommy Robredo 6-1, 6-3.

Söderling leads his career head-to-head with Almagro 3-2, but the Spaniard won their last meeting on clay in Madrid in May.


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