VINA DEL MAR, Chile, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Juan Monaco breezed to a semifinals win Saturday at the VTR Open tennis event, drawing Carlos Berlocq in the championship match.
Monaco bested Frenchman Jeremy Chardy 6-1, 6-4 to gain his 11th career title appearance.
The Argentine has won three of them -- all of which came in 2007.
Berlocq, meanwhile, earned the other finals berth with a 6-3, 4-6, 6-0 victory over second-seeded Juan Ignacio Chela in all-Argentina match-up.
Berlocq is participating in his first career ATP Tour final, and will have to break a three-match career losing streak to Monaco to take the trophy at Vina del Mar.