Martin Klizan perseveres in semis

Updated: September 22, 2012, 2:11 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia -- Martin Klizan of Slovakia upset top-seeded Mikhail Youzhny at the St. Petersburg Open on Saturday, beating the Russia 6-7 (11), 6-4, 7-6 (3) to reach his first ATP final.

The third-seeded Klizan will face fourth-seeded Fabio Fognini of Italy, who defeated Daniel Gimeno-Traver of Spain 6-3, 6-4 in the other semifinal. Fognini will be playing in his second career final after winning his first title in Romania in April.

Youzhny overcame a 5-3 deficit ...

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