Top seed and local hope Cristian Garin progressed to Sunday’s Chile Open final after defeating Daniel Elahi Galan in straight sets in their semi-final. The Chilean world number 22 triumphed over Colombian Galan 6-4 6-3 and will play 118th-ranked Facundo Bagnis in Sunday’s decider in Santiago.
Garin sent down eight aces and was dominant on his first serve against Galan. Santiago native Garin, 24, has never won an ATP Tour title on home soil, while no Chilean has won the event since Fernando Gonzalez in 2009.
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Argentinian Bagnis defeated higher-ranked countryman Federico Delbonis 7-5 6-3 to secure his place in a maiden Tour final.