[Yahoo] Johansson, Kiefer reach final in Russia (AP)

Rusty Backhand
10-29-2005, 04:16 PM
Second-seeded Thomas Johansson defeated Fernando Verdasco 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 Saturday to advance to the final of the St. Petersburg Open. The former Australian Open champion will face Nicolas Kiefer in Sunday's final. The fifth-seeded German ousted Robin Vik of the Czech Republic 6-3, 6-4. Johansson capitalized on Verdasco's two unforced errors in the eighth game of the first set for a break and the lead.