Washington, DC (Sports Network) - Second-seeded Ukrainian Alexandr
Dolgopolov and fourth-seeded German Tommy Haas advanced to the finals
of the $1 million Citi Open tennis event on Saturday.
Dolgopolov toppled eighth-seeded American Sam Querrey in straight sets, 6-4,
6-4, on the hardcourts of the H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Center. He won two of
three break points in the victory.
The 23-year-old dipped out of the ATP Top 20 earlier this week, falling from
No.17 to No. 25. He spent 41 career weeks in the Top 20. He is in search of
his first title this year after losing in the finals at Brisbane earlier this
Dolgopolov will face Haas, who defeated top-seeded American Mardy Fish in
straight sets, 6-3, 7-5, earlier Saturday.
Haas won 67 percent of his second-serve points and won two of three break
points in the match, which lasted 93 minutes.
The 34-year-old Haas reached the semis after dominating compatriot Tobias
Kamke 6-1, 6-2 Friday night. He stunned Wimbledon champion Roger Federer in a
final in Haas' native Germany in June and has won 14 of his last 17 matches on
Haas, who improved to 4-1 against Fish, has won six of his last seven matches
against top-15 players. He won at Hamburg earlier this year and has 13 career
titles under his belt.
The 2012 D.C. champion will collect $252,600.
The Sports Network