Moscow, Russia – Andreas Seppi of Italy and Brazil's Thomaz Bellucci won semifinal matches in different fashion Saturday and will meet for the title at the Kremlin Cup.
The second-seeded Seppi needed just 80 minutes to post a 6-3, 6-1 rout of Tunisia's Malek Jaziri in the opening semifinal before the fourth-seeded Bellucci rallied for a 6-7 (5-7), 6-4, 6-4 victory over Croatia's Ivo Karlovic in a match that took nearly 2 1/2 hours.
Seppi will play in his fourth final of 2012 and will try for his second title. He won in Belgrade back in May, then lost to Andy Roddick in Eastbourne in June and fell to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in Metz last month.
Jaziri was the first Tunisian to reach an ATP semifinal, but was no match for Seppi, who broke serve five times and had his serve broken only once.
There were just two breaks of serve between Bellucci and Karlovic. The Brazilian picked up both -- the first to clinch the second set and the second to end the match.
Seppi is the first Italian to reach the final in Moscow. He is 2-3 all-time in finals, while Bellucci is 3-1 and won his lone title match appearance this year with a victory over Janko Tipsarevic in Gstaad back in July.
Sunday's champion will take home $121,520.