OEIRAS, Portugal (AP) _ Former world No. 1 Carlos Moya of Spain beat the rain and Ukrainian Andrei Medvedev to advance Saturday to the finals of the Estoril Open.
Now ranked 46th in the world, Moya will face either compatriot Francisco Clavet or third-seeded Nicolas Lapentti of Ecuador. Their semifinal match was delayed by rain.
Moya, recovering from recurrent back problems, defeated Medvedev 6-1, 6-4. Medvedev, who lost in the French Open final last year, said he was slowed down by the rain.
``It took me some time to warm up,″ he explained. ``It was difficult to get focused. Carlos clearly outplayed me.″
The women’s semifinal matches also were delayed.
When play was interrupted, top-seeded Anke Huber of Germany was winning 4-3 against unseeded Tathiana Garbin of Italy, and second-seeded Frenchwoman Nathalie Dechy had a 4-3 lead over another Italian, No. 5 Silvina Farina.