[Yahoo] Ferrer reaches Rome Masters semifinals (AP)

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05-06-2005, 03:01 PM
David Ferrer advanced to the Rome Masters semifinals, saving four match points Friday in a 6-2, 3-6, 7-5 victory over Spanish countryman Alberto Martin. ``This year has been very good,'' Ferrer said. ``Now I've got to take advantage of this opportunity.'' Ferrer will next meet Rafael Nadal or 15th-seeded Radek Stepanek in this $2.7 million tuneup for the French Open, which begins May 23.