Valencia, Spain: Defending champion David Ferrer beat former winner Nicolas Almagro 6-2, 6-3 to advance to the Valencia Open final on Saturday.
Ferrer will play Mikhail Youzhny on Sunday after he defeated Dmitry Tursunov 6-2, 6-4 in an all-Russian semifinal.
"Youzhny is a good player," Ferrer said. "He has a good backhand and also slices the ball very well. It will be a close final."