Zagreb, Croatia: Home-crowd favorite Marin Cilic will face fourth-seeded Jurgen Melzer of Austria in the Zagreb Indoors final on Sunday.
The top-seeded Cilic rallied to defeat defending champion Mikhail Youzhny of Russia 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 on Saturday to reach his third final at the tournament, while Melzer beat Robin Haase of the Netherlands 7-6 (2), 6-3.
Cilic was given two time violation penalties before advancing to his 16th career ATP final. He was penalized for the first time in the opening set and again in the third, as he prepared to serve while facing a break point. Youzhny then took a 3-2 lead but failed to win another game.