ATP Tour

Pouille to face Verdasco in Bucharest final

2016-04-23 16:58
Fernando Verdasco (Getty Images)

Bucharest - French hope Lucas Pouille reached an ATP top-level tour final for the first time in his career thanks to a 7-6 (7/4), 6-3 win over Federico Delbonis of Argentina in Bucharest on Saturday.

The 22-year-old, ranked 72nd in the world, reached the round of 16 at Monte Carlo last week as he opened his claycourt season leading up to the French Open, which starts in Paris in late May.

In the final in Bucharest he will meet Fernando Verdasco, who defeated fellow Spaniard Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 in the other semi.

A former top-10 player, Verdasco has fallen on harder times of late and has dropped to 86th place in the world rankings.

He has won six ATP tour titles during his career, four of them coming on clay. His last tournament win came two years ago in Houston, Texas.

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