Giraldo to meet Kei Nishikor in the final of Barcelona Open
BARCELONA: The Colombian tennis star, Santiago Giraldo ended hopes of Nicolas Almagro building on his triumph over world number one Rafael Nadal with a 7-5 6-3 victory, ARY News has learnt.
Santiago Giraldo, who knocked out number three seed Fabio Fognini in round two – continued his fine recent form with a comfortable win, which included six aces and losing just one service game, to wrap up victory in one hour and 25 minutes as he moved into a second ATP Tour final.
On Sunday, the 26-year-old will meet Kei Nishikori, the first Japanese player to reach the final of the Barcelona Open.
Nishikori took 86 minutes to dispatch ninth seed Ernests Gulbis 6-2, 6-4.