Quito - Dominican Republic's Victor Estrella Burgos has reached his first ATP final, at the age of 34 on Saturday, as he overpowered Brazilian world number 72 Thomaz Belluci 7-6 (7/5), 7-5.
The only player from his country to be ranked inside the world top 200, Estrella Burgos will attempt to become the oldest first time winner on Tour when he faces Spaniard Feliciano Lopez in Sunday's final.
"I think that I've been able to manage my emotions well," said Estrella Burgos.
"I hope that tomorrow (Sunday) I'll be good physically so that I can play my game and try to win the match. I know that I have a lot of chances to win the tournament, and I'm very positive about it." added Estrella Burgos who lost the doubles' final with Brazilian Joao Souza against German duo Gero Kretschmer and Alexander Satschko.
Lopez reached the final with a hard fought 7-6 (7/5), 7-6 (7/1) victory over compatriot Fernando Verdasco.