Tennis: Verdasco, Almagro to meet in Houston final
Published on Apr 13, 2014 4:16 PM
HOUSTON (AFP) - Fourth-seeded Fernando Verdasco beat Santiago Giraldo in straight sets to reach his first final of 2014, where an all-Spanish battle awaits.
Verdasco eased past the Colombian 6-4, 7-5 in the first semi-final match at the US men's clay court championship.
Former world No.7 Verdasco will try to earn his first title since 2010 against third-seeded Spanish compatriot Nicolas Almagro, who advanced when American Sam Querrey was cut down by a back injury.
"He's really dangerous on clay," Almagro said of Verdasco. "He's serving well. It will be a nice final. We are going to do our best."
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