St. Petersburg, Russia (Sports Network) - Ernests Gulbis of Latvia and Spain's
Guillermo Garcia-Lopez were semifinal winners Saturday and will play for the
title at the St. Petersburg Open.
The sixth-seeded Gulbis cruised to a 6-3, 6-3 win over Poland's Michal
Przysiezny in the first semifinal before Garcia-Lopez thumped Portugal's Joao
Sousa in a 6-1, 6-1 rout.
Gulbis will try for his second title of the year, having beaten Edouard Roger-
Vasselin to capture the Delray Beach crown back in February. He is 3-0
lifetime in ATP finals.
Garcia-Lopez is 2-2 all-time in title matches, including a loss to Lukas Rosol
in the Bucharest final back in April. His last tournament triumph came three
years ago in Bangkok.
Gulbis lost to Garcia-Lopez in the Bangkok quarterfinals three years ago after
winning the first meeting between the two at this event in 2008.
The 2013 St. Petersburg titlist will earn $78,000.
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