By Erik Gudris | Saturday, August 16, 2014
Spain's David Ferrer didn't waste any time beating Julien Benneteau of France to reach the Cincinnati final.
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No. 6 seed David Ferrer cruised into his first ever Western and Southern Open final with a convincing performance in Saturday's semfinal versus France's Julien Benneteau.
Ferrer struck 20 winners en route to wrapping up the 6-3, 6-2 victory in just 72 minutes. This is Ferrer's best result at Cincinnati in 11 appearances.
Ferrer reached the final four after seeing off fellow countryman Tommy Robredo. Benneteau was the surprise semifinalist having upset Stan Wawrinka in the quarterfinals.
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Ferrer fought off the lone break point against him early in the first set. He then broke Benneteau in the seventh game after the Frenchman sent an approach shot into the net. Soon, Ferrer wrapped up the set 6-3.
Taking hold of a break lead in the second set, Ferrer never looked back as he proved too solid for Benneteau. That included later in the set after Ferrer won this all-court rally.
Cincinnati is now Ferrer's seventh ATP Tour 1000 final and 45th overall. He will seek his 22nd career title on Sunday either against Roger Federer or Milos Raonic who play in the second semifinal.