Saturday, July 21, 2012
Saturday, July 21, 2012 bet-at-home Open, Juan Monaco, Marin Cilic, Masters Series Hamburg, Nicolas Almagro, Tommy Haas
Juan Monaco will meet Tommy Haas at the German Tennis Championships final tomorrow.
Pico upset Nicolas Almagro 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 while Haas defeated Marin Cilic 7-6, 6-0.
"I’m very happy with the way I played today," said Monaco. "I played a great match to beat Almagro, the top seed and a Top 10 player. I’m very happy about that and getting through to the final."
Monaco reached his second final in two weeks. He was runner-up in Stuttgart and is seeking his third clay-court title of the season.
Haas dropped only five points on serve in the second set. He's looking for his second title of the year after beating Roger Federer on grass in Halle last month.
"The second set was a little bit unexplainable for me," said Haas. "The first set was really crucial. There were a lot of opportunities for us both. I started serving a little bit better in the second set and brought it home."
About the next match for the title both players said:
"Tommy is an old player but very experienced and he will be the hero of the crowd," said Monaco, looking ahead. "So, it’s going to be a difficult match."
"Clay is his favourite surface. He's been one guy who keeps climbing the ladder in the rankings. He's a very good competitor, moves well. So I'm going to have to play on top of my game. I've got home court advantage for sure, which sometimes can bring out the best in you. Hopefully that will happen." Haas said.