Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic advanced to the finals of the Winston-Salem Open on Friday after beating Taiwan's Yen-Hsun Lu 7-5, 4-6, 6-4 in the final tuneup for next week's US Open.
Rosol, seeded seventh, will take on the winner of Friday's second semifinal between Sam Querrey of the U.S. and Poland's Jerzy Janowicz on Saturday at the Wake Forest Tennis Center.
''I've been trying to get ready for the hard-court season, but the practice matches were no good for me,'' said Rosol, who should crack the top 30 in the world rankings for the first time after Friday's win. ''But I'm happy with my results this week. I hope I'm not finished yet.''
Rosol took a key service break from Lu to go up 5-4 in the third set, then saved three break points to serve out the match and advance to his third ATP Tour tournament final this year.
''All the games were pretty tough,'' said Rosol, who made it to the semifinals after top-seed John Inner of the U.S. withdrew Thursday because of a sprained an...