Defending champ Almagro into Buenos Aires final


BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Defending champion Nicolas Almagro of Spain defeated Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 to reach the Copa Claro final on Saturday.

Second-seeded Almagro won the Brazil Open last weekend for his 11th ATP title -- all on clay -- and will go for No. 12 on Sunday against either David Ferrer or David Nalbandian. They played later Saturday.

Almagro and Wawrinka remained on serve in the final set until Almagro broke in the last game.