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Andujar, Monaco advance to Swiss Open final

Published on NewsOK Modified: July 26, 2014 at 1:01 pm •  Published: July 26, 2014
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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.