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Ramos-Vinolas reaches Monte Carlo final

2017-04-22 17:01
Albert Ramos-Vinolas (Getty)

Monte Carlo - Albert Ramos-Vinolas continued his stunning run at the Monte Carlo Masters on Saturday by dispatching Lucas Pouille 6-3, 5-7, 6-1 to reach the final.

The 29-year-old 15th seed had never before even reached a Masters 1000 semi-final.

In Sunday's final, he will play the winner of the second semi-final between nine-time winner Rafael Nadal, the fourth seed, and No 10 David Goffin of Belgium.

Ramos-Vinolas carried on the momentum he gained in knocking out top seed Andy Murray in the third round and fifth seed Marin Cilic in the quarters, with the slightly less notable scalp of 11th seed Pouille.

The Spaniard, who saved seven of nine break points, had come to the principality with only three previous victories from 29 matches against top 10 opponents.

Of the four semi-finalists, only Nadal had previously reached a Masters level semi-final.

Results on the seventh day of the Monte Carlo Masters on Saturday (x denotes seeding):

Semi-finals

Albert Ramos-Vinolas (ESP x15) bt Lucas Pouille (FRA x11) 6-3, 5-7, 6-1

Rafael Nadal (ESP x4) bt David Goffin (BEL x10) 6-3, 6-1

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