David Ferrer saves two match points to make Swedish Open semi-finals
David Ferrer saved two match points to reach the semi-finals of the Swedish Open.
The two-time Bastad champion needed two hours and 14 minutes to beat Henri Laaksonen of Switzerland 7-5 3-6 7-6 (7/3).
Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov also had to fend off two match points to oust fifth-seeded Russian Karen Khachanov 7-6 (7/5) 3-6 7-6 (7/2).
Dolgopolov will meet another Russian, Andrey Kuznetsov, who saw off Diego Schwartzman of Argentina 6-3 6-3.
Home favourite Ivan Dodig pulled off a shock by knocking out top seed David Goffin at the Croatia Open in Umag.
Dodig edged a tight first set and then completed the job in the second to stun the Belgian, ranked 14 in the world, 7-5 6-3.
In the semi-finals Dodig will take on Russia's Andrey Rublev, who came from a set down to beat Italian Fabio Fognini 6-7 (5/7) 6-2 7-6 (7/2).
Brazil's Rogerio Dutra Silva, who beat second seed Gael Monfils in the quarter-finals, lost 6-7 (3/7) 6-2 7-5 to Alessandro Giannessi.
Giannessi will face fellow Italian Paolo Lorenzi, a 1-6 7-5 6-3 winner over Jiri Vesely of Russia, in the last four.