Mahut to face Muller in men's final at Ricoh Open
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) Title holder Nicolas Mahut recovered from losing the first set and 19 aces from Sam Querrey to win their semifinal 6-7 (5), 6-4, 6-4 at the Ricoh Open on Saturday.
Mahut will play Gilles Muller for his third title at the Rosmalen tournament. Mahut, seeded eighth, also won the grass-court event in 2013.
Muller, seeded seventh, had 22 aces in beating No. 3 Ivo Karlovic 7-6 (5), 7-6 (4) to make the final. Karlovic had 21, but also made six double-faults.
Kristina Mladenovic will play CoCo Vandeweghe for the women's title.
Mladenovic came from behind to beat top-seeded Belinda Bencic 2-6, 6-3, 6-4. The third-seeded Mladenovic fired 15 aces to prevent Bencic from reaching her second straight final on the Rosmalen grass courts.
Vandeweghe, seeded sixth, had eight aces in brushing aside Madison Brengle 6-4, 6-2. Vandeweghe won the tournament in 2014.
It's the first final of the year for both Mladenovic and Vandeweghe.