German Tommy Haas will get a chance to play for his 14th ATP Tour title after beating no.1 seed Mardy Fish 6-3 7-5 in the Citi Open semis in Washington.
The first set was in full dominance of the German, who lost only two points on his own serve and with a clean unforced errors sheet, he closed it out 6-3.
Fish did get his chances in set two. One break point opportunity eluded him at the beginning of the set and another one came in a form of a set point when Haas serving to stay in the set at 4-5. But the German managed to save it after a spectacular 19 shot rally. It was Haas, who then went on to take the American’s serve just before serving out the match, setting up a final against Alexandr Dolgopolov.
Haas will be aiming to win his second title of the year after having beaten Swiss Federer in the Halle final.
2nd seeded Ukrainian Dolgopolov ousted American Sam Querrey after a straight sets victory 6-4 6-4 in the other semifinal.
Dolgopolov started the match in the best possible way, breaking his opponent in the opening game of the first set. This proved to be enough to take the set and a lead in the match.
Querrey couldn’t find an answer to the very effective serve of Dolgopolov, the Ukrainian winning 86 percent of the first serve points. Repeating the scoreline of the first set, Dolgopolov marched into the Sunday’s final, where he will play for his second ATP Tour title.