5/4/13 11:57 PM | Ricky Dimon
David Ferrer earns another routine win over Andreas Seppi to reach the Oeiras final on Saturday. Ferrer will battle Stanislas Wawrinka for the title in a No. 1 seed vs. No. 2 seed showdown.
It must be becoming increasingly clear to Andreas Seppi that David Ferrer is simply a better version of himself. Perhaps much better.
Ferrer improved to 5-0 lifetime against Seppi with yet another straight-set victory in the Portugal Open semifinals on Saturday. Their previous scorelines read 6-3, 6-3 followed by 6-2, 6-2 followed by 6-1, 6-4 followed by 6-3, 6-2. As such, it could not have come as a surprise to anyone when Ferrer prevailed 6-1, 6-4 to set up a final showdown against Stanislas Wawrinka.
Seppi did not hold single time in the entire opening set. The 18th-ranked Italian lost the first four games of the match before breaking his opponent's serve to get on the scoreboard for 1-4. Ferrer, however, promptly seized another break before closing out the opener at 5-1.
A slightly more competitive second frame of play saw Seppi hold en route to a 3-3 deadlock. It was all but over, though, when Ferrer earned his fourth and final break of the day for a 4-3 advantage. The fourth-ranked Spaniard served out the proceedings from there and clinched his first match point at 5-4 when Seppi struck a backhand error.
Ferrer wrapped up his effort with four aces and no double-faults while facing only one break point. Seppi recorded a disastrous seven winners compared to 33 unforced errors.
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|1. Djokovic||12 500 pts|
|2. Murray||8 750 pts|
|3. Federer||8 670 pts|
|4. Ferrer||6 970 pts|
|5. Nadal||6 385 pts|
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