CITI OPEN 2012
Veteran Haas Into Washington Final; Dolgopolov Beats Querrey
Washington D.C., U.S.A.
by Iain Boyd|
Haas, 34, winner of his past three hardcourt meetings with World No. 15 Fish, also in straight sets, won 28 of 30 first service points and saved all three break points he faced to advance in one hour and 33 minutes.
World No. 36 Haas has improved from No. 205 on the South African Airways ATP Rankings at the start of the year following an encouraging season, which included a win over Roger Federer in the final of Halle. Bidding for his 14th career title, he'll take on second-seeded Ukranian Alexandr Dolgopolov in the first meeting between the pair.
World No. 25 Dolgopolov advanced to his fourth ATP World Tour final with a 6-4, 6-4 win over American eighth seed Sam Querrey. The 25-year-old Dolgopolov won 86 per cent of points on first serve and saved all five break points he faced to advance in one hour an 14 minutes.
Dolgopolov improved his ATP FedEx Head2Head series against World No. 38 Querrey to 2-0 following a straight sets win over the American in the fourth round of the Apia International Sydney 2011. The Ukranian will be hoping to add to the ATP World Tour title he won in Umag 2011 (d. Cilic).
In doubles action unseeded Treat Conrad Huey and Dominic Inglot contiuned their impressive run, beat American wildcards Drew Courtney and Steve Johnson 6-4. 6-4 to advance to the final.
Huey and Inglot won 78 per cent of first service points and fired five aces to progress in 62 minutes. They will bid for their first ATP World Tour title against South African Kevin Anderson and American Sam Querrey.