Croatia Open: Defending champ Robredo to face Cuevas in final


Defending champion Tommy Robredo reached the final of the Croatia Open, defeating third-seeded Marin Cilic of Croatia 7-6 (10), 6-3 on Sunday.

The second-seeded Spaniard will face Uruguayan qualifier Pablo Cuevas in the final after Cuevas upset top-seeded Fabio Fognini of Italy 6-3, 6-4 in the other semifinal.

Heavy rains on Saturday caused the semifinals to be postponed until Sunday. The final will be played Sunday evening after the players have rested.

Robredo is seeking his 13th career title and first since winning Umag a year ago. Cuevas will be going for his second ATP title this month after winning in Bastad, Sweden, two weeks ago.

The last player to defend his title here was Spaniard Carlos Moya, who won three consecutive titles from 2001-03.