Sam Querrey ended his long wait for a first victory over France's Adrian Mannarino on Saturday to advance to the final of the ATP Tour's New York Open.
Second seed Querrey, who had lost all three of his previous meetings with the fourth-seeded Mannarino, came from behind to win 6-7 (5/7), 7-5, 6-3 to the delight of the home fans at Long Island.
Querrey will now face either Kei Nishikori of Japan or South Africa's Kevin Anderson in Sunday's final.
World number 12 Querrey, who has not reached an ATP Tour final since the Mexican Open last year, was delighted to have finally notched a win over Mannarino.
"It feels like I beat Rafa (Nadal) out there," the 30-year-old Las Vegas resident said. "That guy's always been so tricky. It's my first time beating him and it feels good.
"I'm so happy to get through that and be in the final. I'm really excited."
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