Defending champ Almagro reaches Buenos Aires final

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Defending champion Nicolas Almagro will meet fellow Spaniard David Ferrer in the Copa Claro final.

No. 2 seed Almagro defeated Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 on Saturday, and No. 1 Ferrer cruised past local favorite David Nalbandian of Argentina 6-1, 6-4.

Almagro won the Brazil Open last weekend for his 11th ATP title - all on clay - and will go for No. 12 on Sunday.

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