Stuttgart - France's Lucas Pouille saw off his compatriot Benoit Paire in the
grass court tournament in Stuttgart on Saturday to set up a final
against Feliciano Lopez.
The world No 16, seeded fourth, came through a tight match 7-6
(7/5), 7-5, with his crucial break in the 11th game of the second set
the only one of the match.
The 23-year-old Pouille, who reached the quarter-finals at Wimbledon
and US Open last year, will face Spaniard Lopez on Sunday as he looks
for a third ATP Tour title.
The experienced Lopez had earlier edged out German Mischa Zverev in the first semi-final, 6-7 (2/7), 7-6 (7/4), 7-5.
Results from the ATP tournament in Stuttgart on Saturday (x denotes seeding):
Feliciano Lopez (ESP) bt Mischa Zverev (GER x6) 6-7 (2/7), 7-6 (7/4), 7-5
Lucas Pouille (FRA x4) bt Benot Paire (FRA) 7-6 (7/5), 7-5