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Five-set comeback propels Ferrer

Updated: January 22, 2013, 8:25 AM ET
By Bonnie D. Ford | ESPN.com

MELBOURNE, Australia -- For two sets of their all-Spanish quarterfinal, it looked as though 10th-seeded Nicolas Almagro had finally gotten the better of No. 4 David Ferrer after 12 straight losses dating back to 2006.

It would have been a good time to break the streak.

Almagro, the owner of a whiplashing one-handed backhand who is trying to transcend his reputation as a clay-court specialist in recent years, was aiming for his first career Grand Slam semifinal in ...

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