Verdasco to meet Almagro

There will be an all-Spanish final at the Fayez Sarofim and Co Championship on Sunday when Fernando Verdasco takes on Nicolas Almagro.

Fourth seed Verdasco ended the run of Columbia's Santiago Giraldo in the opening semi-final as he broke his opponent five times on the way to a 6-4 7-5 victory.

Home favourite Sam Querrey was due to take on Almagro in the other last-four clash but the American had to withdraw with a back injury, meaning the third seed advanced without brandishing his racquet.

Verdasco will be going for his sixth career title in Houston while clay-court specialist Almagro will be aiming for his 13th.