Lopez lands in Eastbourne final

11:19 AM, Jun 21, 2013   |    comments
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Eastbourne, England (Sports Network) - Veteran Spanish left-hander Feliciano Lopez secured a berth in the final at the $625,000 Aegon International, a final grass-court Wimbledon tune-up.

The grass-court-loving Lopez doused Croat Ivan Dodig 7-6 (7-3), 6-1 on Day 5 at Devonshire Park.

Lopez will meet the Gilles Simon-Andreas Seppi winner in Saturday's championship match. The Italian Seppi titled here two years ago and was last year's runner-up to since-retired American star Andy Roddick.

The 31-year-old Lopez is 2-6 in his career finals, with his last title coming in South Africa in 2010. He was a runner-up in Memphis, Tenn., earlier this season.

Saturday will mark Lopez' first-ever grass-court ATP finale.

The 2013 Eastbourne champion will collect $113,000.

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