Simon beats Verdasco to reach Valencia Open final
VALENCIA, Spain, Apr 15 (Reuters) Gilles Simon reached the final of the Valencia Open claycourt tournament today with a 6-2 7-6 victory over seventh seeded Spaniard Fernando Verdasco.
The Frenchman, who has yet to win an ATP title, will face the winner of the second semi-final between wildcard Marat Safin and in-form Spaniard Nicolas Almagro in tomorrow's final.
Safin reached his first semi-final of the season with a straight sets victory over former French Open champion Gaston Gaudio yesterday.
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