Really enjoyed that match (although nervewracking for me!) Very pleased that Ferru's into another Master's final.
He started so nervously, serving really poorly and making countless UEs. But just like with the Melzer match, it seems that when he goes down 2 breaks he relaxes and starts to play better. Haas played wonderful tennis in the first set but just couldn't sustain it - his serve broke down, which combined with Ferrer's improved returning wasn't a winning formula. But still a great tournament for Haas - hope he can keep playing this sort of tennis and make a push towards the top 10 again.
Always find when you get a top player with a single-handed backhand against another top player with a double-hander, the two hands will win almost every time. (Sampras-Agassi excepted.) No matter how flash the single hander (Gasquet, Haas), it will usually break down under pressure. A single-hander is good for shotmaking but, for sheer consistency, you need two hands.