ATP Valencia Open: David Ferrer to face Mikhail Youzhny in Sunday's final

Last Updated: 27/10/13 5:07pm

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David Ferrer: Beat his compatriot Nicolas Almagro to reach the final in Valencia

David Ferrer: Beat his compatriot Nicolas Almagro to reach the final in Valencia

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Top seed David Ferrer remains on course for a fourth title in his home region after setting up a Valencia Open final against Mikhail Youzhny.

World No 3 and French Open runner-up Ferrer defeated his compatriot Nicolas Almagro 6-2 6-3 in just over an hour.

He will take on Youzhny on Sunday after he came through untroubled against fellow countryman Dmitry Tursunov.

The Russian No 1 recorded a 6-2 6-4 in 75 minutes serving seven aces en route to the victory that gives him a chance at adding to his nine career titles.

Third-ranked Ferrer saved the only break chance Almagro had on the indoor hard court while taking three of six break opportunities, Ferrer improved to 14-0 against the fellow Spaniard.

Besides last year, Ferrer won the event in 2010 and beat Almagro in the 2008 final, ending the latter's two-year title run.

It will be Ferrer's eighth final of the season. He has lost five straight after winning at Auckland and Buenos Aires.

"Youzhny is a good player," Ferrer said. "He has a good backhand and also slices the ball very well. It will be a close final."

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