Barcelona, Spain (SportsNetwork.com) - Defending champion Kei Nishikori is back in the Barcelona Open final after posting a 6-1, 6-2 win over 14th-seeded Martin Klizan on Saturday.
The top-seeded Nishikori dropped just six points on his first serve and saved all six break points he faced.
Klizan beat Nishikori in their only previous meeting, a straight-set triumph in the opening round of last year's French Open.
Nishikori will next face Pablo Andujar, who upset third-seeded David Ferrer 7-6 (8-6), 6-3 in the other semifinal.
Ferrer was bidding to reach his fifth final at this clay-court tournament. He lost to Rafael Nadal in all four finals he played.