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David Ferrer reaches Stockholm Open final

Top-seeded David Ferrer became the first Spaniard in 37 years to reach the Stockholm Open final when he beat fifth-seeded Ernests Gulbis of Latvia 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 in two hours on Saturday.

Becomes 1st Spaniard in 37 years to make appearance in title match

Spain's David Ferrer, right, shakes hands with Latvia's Ernests Gulbis after their semifinal match on Saturday in Stockholm. (Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images)

Top-seeded David Ferrer became the first Spaniard in 37 years to reach the Stockholm Open final when he beat fifth-seeded Ernests Gulbis of Latvia 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 in two hours on Saturday.

In the way of Ferrer being the first Spanish champion in the open era will be seventh-seeded Grigor Dimotrov of Bulgaria, who overcame wild card Benoit Paire of France 4-6, 6-2, 6-2.

Ferrer will be going for his third title of the year, and first since February.

Dimitrov opened the year with his first career final in Brisbane, but entered Stockholm on a four-match losing streak.

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