Nalbandian, Ferrer reach Auckland final

David Ferrer will play David Nalbandian in the final of the
Heineken Open after both won their semifinal matches in straight
sets on Friday.

The top-seeded Ferrer of Spain beat unseeded Santiago Giraldo of
Colombia 6-3, 7-5 to reach Saturday’s final.

Nalbandian beat Spaniard Nicolas Almagro 6-4, 6-2. The
second-seeded Almagro, playing with a bandaged right index finger,
competed strongly in the first set until he needed a medical time
out to get his right foot attended to by a courtside trainer.