Almagro, Ferrer in Copa Claro title match

Feb. 25, 2012 at 8:33 PM

BUENOS AIRES, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Defending champ Nicolas Almagro will square off against David Ferrer in the finals of the Copa Claro tennis event after both notched wins Saturday.

The second-seeded Almagro, who is coming off a victory in last week's Sao Paulo event, eliminated Stanislas Wawrinka 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 in a 2-hour, 22-minute semifinal match.

The world No. 11 improved to 10-0 on clay courts this year with the win, in which he saved a break point at 5-5 in the third set before breaking the sixth-seeded Swiss on his way to the win.

He will face fellow Spaniard Ferrer, ranked fifth in the world, after the latter posted a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Argentine David Nalbandian.

Almagro will need to overcome an 0-8 career record against Ferrer to claim the Buenos Aires crown.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
Alabama football: Crimson Tide host Arkansas, hope to continue momentum from Georgia game
St. Louis Rams' Stedman Bailey fined for 'sleeping' on the job
Toronto Maple Leafs lose in Mike Babcock's debut, earn Montreal Canadians' respect
Johnny Manziel's grandfather loses home in 'suspicious' fire