Frank Dancevic is into his second straight ITF Pro Circuit final, as the 30-year-old Canadian easily advanced past American qualifier Nathan Pasha 6-0, 6-4 in the semifinals of the $15,000 Donalda Futures in Toronto on Friday.
The favourite heading into the match, Dancevic lived up to his much higher ranking. The No. 2 seed, ranked world No. 277, did not face a single break point and won 63 per cent of the total points in the match. Pasha, ranked world No. 1267, was competing in his first semifinal of the season.
His obstacle in the final will be top seed Tennys Sandgren of the United States. The world No. 262 ousted his countryman and doubles partner, No. 4 seed Chase Buchanan, by a score of 6-3, 6-1 in the semifinals.
Dancevic and Sandgren are facing off for the fourth time this year, and second time in as many weeks. Dancevic leads the head-to-head 2-1, including a close 1-6, 6-7(5), 6-1 triumph in the Calgary Futures semifinals last week. The longtime Canadian Davis Cup team member clinched that win en route to the title.
Sandgren is already going home with one title from Donalda, as after his semifinal victory he and Buchanan joined sides to win the doubles crown. The No. 1 seeds defeated German-American pair Sami Reinwein and Justin S. Shane 6-1, 6-3 in the championship match.
The $15,000 Donalda Futures will conclude at Donalda Club in Toronto on Saturday, with the final between No. 1 Sandgren and No. 2 Dancevic commencing at 11:30 a.m. ET. Admission is free. For the complete draws and results, please visit the ITF website.