Mathieu, Seppi reach Swiss Open final

July 14, 2007 at 6:56 PM

GSTAAD, Switzerland, July 14 (UPI) -- Frenchman Paul-Henri Mathieu and Italian Andreas Seppi advanced Saturday to the final of the Swiss Open Gstaad tennis tournament.

Mathieu, the only seeded player remaining, defeated Czech qualifier Radek Stepanek, 6-3, 6-4. Seppi beat Russian Igor Andreev, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (7-5).

Andreev turned 24 Saturday.

Seppi beat Andreev, a former finalist at this event, for the first time in five meetings. Sunday will mark his first final appearance, when he will be the first Italian to advance to the title match at the tournament since 1976.

Mathieu needed only 73 minutes to reach his fifth title match. He owns three titles, including a victory in Casablanca in April.

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