Saint Petersburg - Canadian second seed Milos Raonic reached the final of the ATP Tour's Saint Petersburg Open on Saturday with a straight-sets win over Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut.
Raonic, who targets one of the remaining spots in the ATP World Tour finals in London in November, fired 17 aces to win 6-2, 7-6 (7/2) to advance into his season's second final.
"I'm pleased with my performance," Raonic said.
"I started well. In the second set he (Bautista Agut) played much better but I'm glad with how I managed to cope with this situation."
Raonic is seeking his seventh career title but first of 2015.
In Sunday's final, Raonic will face Joao Sousa of Portugal, who beat Austria's third seed Dominic Thiem 6-4, 7-6 (7/5) to earn a place in his third final of the season.
"I played a great match today," said seventh seed Sousa.
"I served well and that was the key for my win."