Ferrero to play Andujar in Mercedes Cup final
Friday, July 15, 2011
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) -- Juan Carlos Ferrero rallied past Federico del Bonis of Argentina 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 Saturday and will play fellow Spaniard Pablo Andujar in the final of the Mercedes Cup.
The 31-year-old Spaniard is playing his first tournament in two months after wrist and knee injuries.
A former No. 1, Ferrero is ranked 85th. The 21-year-old Del Bonis is at No. 240.
The Argentine had never won a tour-level match before this week. He won three in qualifying and three in the main draw to reach his first semifinal.
The 55th-ranked Andujar edged Lukasz Kubot of Poland 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 to aim for his second title of the year.
In their only previous match in Barcelona in 2007, Ferrero retired after three games because of injury.
Ferrero will be playing for his 16th career title in his 34th final.