Published January 11, 2013
| Associated Press
AUCKLAND, New Zealand – Top-seeded David Ferrer beat Gael Monfils 6-1, 6-2 on Friday to reach the final of the Heineken Open.
Ferrer will meet Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber in the final.
Ferrer has the chance to match the record of Australian great Roy Emerson by winning the Auckland title four times, including three straight championships.
Second-seeded Kohlschreiber had a tougher task to reach the final, having to handle the powerful serve of fourth-seeded American Sam Querrey before winning 6-4, 7-6 (2).
Kohlschreiber will be attempting to win in Auckland for the second time after taking the 2008 singles title.