Carreno Busta earns second shot at Estoril glory

Pablo Carreno Busta earned himself the chance to assuage the disappointment of last year's Estoril Open by progressing to Sunday's final.

In 2016, the Spaniard - the top seed for this ATP 250 clay-court event - was beaten in the final by compatriot Nicolas Almagro.

Carreno Busta gained revenge for that loss with a straight-sets win over Almagro in the quarters this time round, a victory followed up by Saturday's 6-3 6-3 success over another Spaniard, David Ferrer.

His opponent in this year's final will be Gilles Muller, who got the better of Kevin Anderson 7-5 6-4.

Meanwhile, the final of the BMW Open will be contested between Alexander Zverev and Guido Pella.

Zverev overcame Roberto Bautista Agut 7-5 7-5 in his semi-final, while Pella fought back to oust Hyeon Chung 4-6 7-5 6-4.

Chung had earlier reeled off three games in succession to finish his quarter-final against 2014 champion Martin Klizan, which had been suspended on Friday due to darkness.

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