Top seed and 65th-ranked Lukas Lacko of Slovakia will face unseeded Uladzimir Ignatik of Belarus in the final of the $125000 Tashkent ATP Challenger tennis event, played at the Olympic Tennis School here.
In the semifinals played Saturday, Lacko scored a close 6-4 7-6(4) win over fifth seed and former world top 30 player Ivan Dodig in an hour and 55 minutes, while Ignatik of Belarus continued with his dream run beating Czech player Jan Mertl 6-3,6-3.
Men’s singles (semifinals):
Lukas Lacko(SVK) beat Ivan Dodig(CRO) 6-4,7-6(4)
Uladzimir Ignatik(BLR) beat Jan Mertl(CZE) 6-3,6-3