Key Biscayne, FL – David Ferrer overcame a dropped set to beat German veteran Tommy Haas Friday in the semifinals at the $4.169 million Sony Open.
The third-seeded Ferrer fired seven aces and earned six break points in his 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 victory over the No. 15 seeded Haas at Crandon Park. It was the first match between the two since 2008 in Dubai, with Ferrer improving to 3-0 against the Hamburg native.
Ferrer, who turns 31 next week, is bidding to capture his second ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Trophy and his third title of the year following triumphs in Auckland and Buenos Aires. He leads the ATP with 26 wins this season.
No Spaniard has ever won here in the tournament's 28-year history, going 0-5 in finals.
The other semifinal matchup pits 2009 Key Biscayne champion Andy Murray against eighth-seeded Frenchman Richard Gasquet.
This week's big winner will pocket $719,160.