MUNICH (AP) — Alexander Zverev defeated second-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain 7-5, 7-5 Saturday to reach the final of the BMW Open.
The 20-year-old German fired nine aces to advance to his fifth ATP tour final and improve on his semifinal finish at the clay-court tournament last year.
Zverev won in St. Petersburg last year and took his second title in Montpellier in February.
Third-seeded Zverev will face Chung Hyeon from South Korea or Argentine qualifier Guido Pella in Sunday's final.
Earlier Saturday, Chung defeated Martin Klizan of Slovakia 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 in their quarterfinal, which was suspended Friday due to darkness.