Tennis

Gasquet set to face Almagro

2010-07-31 17:34
Richard Gasquet (AFP)

Geneva - Frenchman Richard Gasquet has beaten Yuri Schukin of Kazakhstan 6-3, 6-4 to advance to the final of the Swiss Open.

Seventh-seeded Gasquet won convincingly Saturday against the 147th-ranked Schukin, who was playing his first career semifinal.

Gasquet, the 2006 champion on Gstaad's outdoor clay, will meet Spaniard Nicolas Almagro in the final Sunday.

Second-seeded Almagro beat countryman Daniel Gimeno-Traver 7-6 (7), 3-6, 6-3.

Semi-final results:

Richard Gasquet (7), France, def. Yuri Schukin, Kazakhstan, 6-3, 6-4.

Nicolas Almagro (2), Spain, def. Daniel Gimeno-Traver, Spain, 7-6 (7), 3-6, 6-3.

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