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Del Potro, Raonic advance to Japan Open final

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JIM ARMSTRONG | October 5, 2013 04:18 AM EST | AP


TOKYO — TOKYO (AP) — Top-seeded Juan Martin del Potro overcame Nicolas Almagro 7-6 (7), 7-6 (1) on Saturday to reach the final of the Japan Open.

Del Potro hit 12 aces to dispatch the sixth-seeded Spaniard and set up a final with third-seeded Milos Raonic of Canada, who beat Ivan Dodig of Croatia 7-6 (4), 6-1 in Saturday's first semifinal.

Del Potro is seeking his third title of the season following wins in Rotterdam and Washington.