Result: David Ferrer advances to Shaghai Masters final

Result: Ferrer advances to Shanghai final
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David Ferrer defeats Spanish compatriot Feliciano Lopez in three sets 6-7 6-3 6-3 to advance to the final of the Shanghai Masters.

David Ferrer has won the all-Spanish semi-final to progress to the final of the Shanghai Masters, seeing off compatriot Feliciano Lopez in three sets.

The world number five lost the first set on a tie-break to the serve-volleying Lopez but started to take control in the second.

Regularly targeting Lopez's weaker backhand, Ferrer wore down his opponent breaking once to claim the second 6-3.

The third set began on serve until Lopez made a mess of his service in the seventh game, double-faulting the first two points as Ferrer made the crucial break.

The 29-year-old served out the match with ease to advance to the Shanghai final for the first time.

He will now face the winner of Saturday's second semi-final between Andy Murray and Kei Nishikori.

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