|Tommy Haas, of Germany, raises his racket to acknowledge the crowd after he defeated Mardy Fish, of the United States, 6-3, 7-5, during a semifinals match in the Citi Open tennis tournament, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)|
Haas, Dolgopolov reach Citi Open final
WASHINGTON—Fourth-seeded Tommy Haas beat top-seeded Mardy Fish 6-3, 7-5 on Saturday to reach the Citi Open final.
Haas will face second-seeded Alexandr Dolgopolov, a 6-4, 6-4 winner over No. 8 Sam Querrey.
Haas, the German ranked 36th in the world, improved to 4-1 against Fish, and has won six of his last seven matches against top-15 players. Fish is ranked 15th.
Haas won 67 percent of his second-serve points to Fish's 46 percent.
In the women's final, top-seeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova faced Magdalena Rybarikova.