Ferrer advances to Valencia final
Defending champion David Ferrer booked his place in the final of the Valencia Open with a straight-sets victory over Nicolas Almagro.
The 31-year-old Spaniard and world number three claimed a 6-2 6-3 win over compatriot Almagro in just over an hour in Valencia to set up a final clash with Mikhail Youzhny.
Top seed Ferrer beat Alexandr Dolgopolov in last year's final and aims to add to his two titles won this year on Sunday.
In the earlier semi-final on Saturday, Russia's Youzhny claimed a straight-sets victory over compatriot Dmitry Tursunov.
The Russian number one recorded a 6-2 6-4 in 75 minutes to book his place in Sunday's final.