[Yahoo] Blake reaches first European final (AP)

Rusty Backhand
10-15-2005, 03:46 PM
James Blake rode a powerful serve to beat Belgium's Olivier Rochus 6-4, 6-3 at the Stockholm Open on Saturday to reach his first European final. Blake advanced to Sunday's title match against Thailand's Paradorn Srichaphan, who rallied past Italy's Davide Sanguinetti 4-6, 7-5, 6-3. Paradorn won this tournament, one of the world's oldest, in 2002.