Youzhny, Haase into Swiss Open final
GSTAAD, Switzerland (AP)
Mikhail Youzhny of Russia will play unseeded Robin Haase of the Netherlands in the Swiss Open final after both won their semifinals on Saturday.
Haase rallied from a set down to beat fifth-seeded Feliciano Lopez of Spain, 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 in searing heat in the Swiss ski resort of Gstaad.
The sixth-seeded Youzhny broke Victor Hanescu's serve twice in each set to beat the Romanian 6-3, 6-3. Hanescu, the 2008 Gstaad champion, was called for a time violation in the second set.
The 33rd-ranked Youzhny seeks his ninth career title on Sunday, and his third on outdoor clay.
The 57th-ranked Haase, who won his only two career titles on clay at Kitzbuehel, Austria, has an 0-4 career record against Youzhny.