26-year-old Canadian Steven Diez secured his spot in the final of the $25,000 ITF Futures event in Sabadell, Spain after an exciting day of semifinal action. Diez dismantled Austria’s Pavel Brunner 6-1, 7-5 on Saturday to advance to the championship round.
It took 96 minutes for the No. 4 seed to move on, as Diez continues his bid for his first title of the year.
— Diaris Sabadell (@DiarisSabadell) September 30, 2017
Diez will battle Sergio Gutirrez-Ferrol of Spain for the crown. The pair have faced off six times before, with the Spaniard holding the 5-1 advantage. However, Diez captured the most recent meeting, back at a Spanish Futures event in 2013. They will meet for the seventh time in their careers on Sunday.
The $25,000 ITF Futures event runs from September 25 – October 1 in Sabadell, Spain. For live scores, complete results, and full draws, please visit the official ITF tournament website.