Metz, France: Croatia's Ivan Ljubicic fired 26 aces Saturday to edge Gilles Muller of Luxembourg 7-6 (3), 7-6 (5) and reach the final of the Moselle Open.
Ljubicic will face Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, who beat Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine 6-4, 6-4.
"It was always close," Ljubicic told French television. "I knew I had to be patient. I had no chance on his serve, he didn't have any chance on mine. It was about the tie-breaks and I was a little lucky today."