Almagro, Verdasco adcance to Clay Court final

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HOUSTON (AP) -- Nicolas Almagro and Fernando Verdasco set up an all-Spanish final in the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship.

The fourth-seeded Verdasco beat Colombia's Santiago Giraldo 6-4, 7-5 on Saturday, and the third-seeded Almagro advanced when American Sam Querrey pulled out because of a back injury.

Almagro, a 12-time winner on the ATP World Tour ranked 20th in the world, reached the final for the second straight. He lost the 2013 final to John Isner.

Verdasco has five career titles, all on clay.