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Federer upset by defending champion Montanes in semis finals

OEIRAS, Portugal (AP) – Roger Federer faltered in his tuneup for the French Open, losing to defending champion Albert Montanes of Spain 6-2, 7-6 (5) Saturday in the Estoril Open semifinals.

Montanes, seeded fourth, will play for the title today against Frederico Gil, who became the first Portuguese to reach the final after he upset fifth-seeded Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain 6-2, 5-7, 6-3.

Unseeded Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia captured the women’s final, downing Arantxa Parra Santonja of Spain 6-2, 7-5 for her first career title.

Isner and Querrey reach Serbia Open final

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) – Sam Querrey and John Isner won semifinal matches Saturday at the Serbia Open, setting up the first all-American ATP clay-court final in Europe since Jim Courier defeated Andre Agassi for the 1991 French Open championship.

Querrey, seeded third, routed 18-year-old Serbian wild card Filip Krajinovic 6-1, 6-2. Isner, seeded second, beat fourth-seeded Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka 7-5, 7-5.

Querrey needed just 51 minutes to dispatch Krajinovic, who was playing his first ATP semifinal. Querrey will try to win his fourth ATP title and first on clay.

“I played well tonight, hope I can repeat it tomorrow,” he said.

Isner broke Wawrinka in the 12th game of each set to reach his fourth career final and his first in Europe.

Wawrinka had two double-faults in the last game of the first set. In the second set, Isner wasted one match point at 5-4, but converted his second when the Swiss player sent a forehand into the net.

ATP World Tour Serbian Open Results

Belgrade, Serbia. Purse: $564,000 (WT250)Surface: Clay-Outdoor

Singles: Semifinals

John Isner (2), United States, def. Stanislas Wawrinka (4), Switzerland, 7-5, 7-5.

Sam Querrey, (3), United States, def. Filip Krajinovic, Serbia, 6-1, 6-2.

ATP World Tour Serbian Open Results

At SRPC Milan Gale Muskatirovic

Belgrade, Serbia Purse: $564,000 (WT250)

Surface: Clay-Outdoor

Singles Semifinals

John Isner (2), United States, def. Stanislas Wawrinka (4), Switzerland, 7-5, 7-5.

Sam Querrey, (3), United States, def. Filip Krajinovic, Serbia, 6-1, 6-2.