Monaco and Berlocq advance to the VTR Open final

Juan Monaco and Carlos Berlocq were both semifinal winners on Saturday at the VTR Open tennis event.

Top-seeded Argentine Monaco had little trouble in a 6-1, 6-4 win over Frenchman Jeremy Chardy.

Monaco has won three career finals, but all of them came in 2007. He will be appearing in his 11th title match and first since Valencia in 2011.

Seventh-seeded Argentine Berlocq took down his countryman and second-seeded Juan Ignacio Chela 6-3, 4-6, 6-0 on the clay court.

Berlocq will be appearing in a singles final for the first time in his ATP career.

However, Berlocq will need to defeat Monaco for the first time in his career as his compatriot has taken the three prior matches.

The 2012 Vina del Mar champion will collect $71,900.