Ferrer advances to Sony Open final by beating Haas
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) - No. 3-seeded David Ferrer has rallied from a break down in the third set to beat Tommy Haas 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 in the semifinals at the Sony Open.
Ferrer, who won the final five games, improved to 25-4 this year and leads the tour in victories.
He's trying to become the first Spaniard to win the Key Biscayne men's championship. Rafael Nadal is a three-time runner-up.
Ferrer's opponent Sunday will be the winner of the semifinal Friday night between 2009 champion Andy Murray and Richard Gasquet. The path to the title was made easier because Nadal and Roger Federer skipped the tournament, and Novak Djokovic was upset by Haas in the fourth round.
Ferrer had lost in his two previous appearances in the Key Biscayne semifinals in 2005 and `06.