Seventh-seeded Jan-Lennard Struff advanced to his first ATP Tour final with a 6-4, 6-1 victory Saturday against Ilya Ivashka of Belarus at the BMW Open in Munich, Germany.
The 31-year-old German snapped a seven-match losing streak in semifinals, firing nine aces and saving five of the six break points he faced in the 87-minute match.
Struff will face No. 5 seed Nikoloz Basilashvili of Georgia, who cruised past No. 2 Casper Ruud of Norway 6-1, 6-2 in the other semifinal. Basilashvili and Ruud both completed rain-delayed quarterfinal matches before squaring off, with Basilashvili winning 6-4, 6-4 against Slovakia's Norbert Gombos and Ruud posting a 6-3, 6-4 win against No. 8 John Millman of Australia.
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Britain's Cameron Norrie withstood 16 aces and moved on to his second career ATP Tour final with a 7-6 (5), 7-5 win against No. 6 seed Marin Cilic of Croatia in Portugal.
Norrie, 25, who lost his previous final at the 2019 ASB Classic in Auckland, saved five out of six break points and won 80 percent (40 of 50) of his first-service points against the former World No. 3.
His opponent Sunday will be No. 7 seed Albert Ramos-Vinolas, who won 6-1, 6-4 in an all-Spanish semifinal against No. 8 Alejandro Davidovich Fokina.
--Field Level Media