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Janowicz's fairytale goes on

2012-11-03 18:52

Paris - Jerzy Janowicz's extraordinary campaign in what is his first ATP Masters event continued here on Saturday as the Pole reached the final after beating Frenchman Gilles Simon 6-4, 7-5 in the Paris tournament.

Janowicz, 21 and more acquainted with the second tier Challenger tour, had already disposed of among others US Open champion Andy Murray and he required just over two hours to end Simon's interest.

The Pole, ranked 69 in the world prior to the tournament, pounded Simon in the first set with unstoppable serves while the Frenchman, ranked 20, was unable to get his service going in the first set with just a success rate of 50% first serves in.

Janowicz, who had to come through qualifying to make the draw proper, eventually ended Simon's resistance in the second set by breaking for 6-5 and safely wrapped it up in the next game on his own service.

He will play either France's last representative/ veteran doubles specialist Michael Llodra/ or the last remaining seed in the draw, in-form Spaniard David Ferrer in Sunday's final.

AFP