ZAGREB (AFP) - Italian veteran Andreas Seppi, the man who sent Roger Federer crashing out of the Australian Open, continued his impressive form by reaching the Zagreb ATP final on Saturday.
The 30-year-old Seppi ended a 10-match losing streak against 17-time major winner Federer in Melbourne last month on his way to the fourth round.
In Doha, in the first week of the year, the 30-year-old reached the semi-finals.
On Saturday, the world No. 41 beat Spaniard Marcel Granollers, the eighth seed, 7-6 (7/5), 6-1 to make the final.
"I felt much better in the second set, that's why I played much better. It was not easy since I had an excellent opponent," said fifth-seeded Seppi.
On Sunday, he will face Spain's third-seeded Guillermo Garcia-Lopez after the 31-year-old defeated Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus, 6-4, 6-4.
"I was a bit nervous when I served for the match, but it is understandable since a lot was at stake," said Garcia-Lopez.
"I did not start well, I lost my serve early but I found a good rhythm. I'm happy to be in the final."