It was a case of current world number five versus former world number five in Bastad today as David Ferrer showed Tommy Robredo some of his explosive form in an all Spanish encounter at the Ski Star Swedish Open. Ferrer defeated the unseeded Robredo in three sets to advance to the semi-finals.
After winning the first set 6-3 and losing 4-6 in the second, Ferrer was able to turn on the style as he played the Catalonian off the court in the decider, closing out the match with an impressive 6-0.
The gamblers amongst us may have had money on Ferrer encountering another Catalonian in tomorrow’s semi-final in the form of Albert Ramos. Those who did reckoned without Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov who won 65% of his serve in the quarter-final as he dispatched the third-seeded Ramos in straight sets.
It took a tie-breaker to divide the two in the first set, but Dimitrov was hungry for another semi-final appearance after his final four showing at Queens last month; 6-3 was the outcome in the second set and the match was done and dusted in under one hour fifty.
Dimitrov will now meet top-seeded Ferrer in tomorrow’s semi-final.