Fernando Verdasco beats Grigor Dimitrov to reach final in Gastad


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Fernando Verdasco beats Grigor Dimitrov to reach final in Gastad

Tennis: 8th seed Fernando Verdasco of Spain defeated 5th seed Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria in 3 gruelling sets 7-6, 5-7, 7-5 to reach the final of SkiStar Swedish Open Tennis tournament in Gastad, Sweden. In a match that lasted almost 2 and a half hours, Verdasco broke his opponent very early to get a 2-0 lead.

But Dimitrov fought back and broke back as the set went to a tie-break. He won it 7-3 to take first set. Both players broke each other once in the second set too, as it was levelled at 5-5. But Dimitrov made one more break to win the set 7-5 and forced the match into a deciding set.

In the third set, again it was a very close fight and Verdasco broke his opponent at 5-5 and to win the set 7-5 and moved into final. He will face the winner of Thiemo De Bakker of Netherlands and Carlos Berlocq of Argentina.