Andujar, Monaco advance to Gstaad final

by: AP July 26, 2014

Juan Monaco will face Pablo Andujar for the first time in Sunday's Gstaad final. (AP Photo)

GSTAAD, Switzerland (AP)—Unseeded pair Pablo Andujar and Juan Monaco advanced Saturday to the Swiss Open title match.

Andujar, ranked No. 71, beat fourth-seeded Fernando Verdasco 6-3, 6-7 (2), 6-1 in an all-Spain semifinal at the clay-court Roy Emerson Arena.

Argentina's Monaco rallied from losing the first three games to win 6-3, 7-6 (4) against seventh-seeded Robin Haase of the Netherlands.

Monaco, now 105th-ranked two years after peaking at No. 10, will seek his ninth career title Sunday, and Andujar his third.

Andujar wasted a winning chance in the second set when, two points from victory at 5-3, he sent down back-to-back double faults.

However, he dominated the decider with three service breaks.

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