SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Radek Stepanek advanced to the final of the SAP Open on Saturday, using a mix of deep groundstrokes and crafty drop shots to beat American Robby Ginepri 6-7 (5), 6-4, 6-1.
Top-seeded Andy Roddick faced Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in the night semifinal. Roddick squeezed past Mardy Fish in a tight three-set quarterfinal Friday, 7-6 (6), 1-6, 7-5.
Ginepri couldn't conjure up the same combination that he used to beat fellow American James Blake a night earlier. Ginepri was frustrated by the patient Czech who often used deep slice backhands to pin Ginepri to the baseline.