Costa Do Sauipe: Top-seeded Juan Carlos Ferrero of Spain will face wild card Guillermo Canas of Argentina in the Brasil Open final on Sunday. Ferrero defeated Brazil's Flavio Saretta 6-2, 6-4 in the semifinals for his second win on Saturday. Hours earlier, Ferrero downed Italy's Potito Starace 5-7, 6-2, 6-2 in the quarterfinals of the rain-delayed tournament. "This is my first clay-court tournament of the year and it's important to reach the final, I feel at home here," he said. Canas, playing in his first final since 2004, upset sixth-seeded Juan Ignacio Chela, also of Argentina, 7-6 (6), 6-1. Canas saved two set points from 4-6 down in the 84-minute tiebreak, winning the last four points, and running away with the second set. ÃÂ Expecting a tough match "The final against Ferrero will be very tough as he is a specialist on clay courts. I've got a lot of confidence going into the final but anything can happen. Until the end of my career, I will never give up in any points," Canas said. Canas earlier upset second-seeded Agustin Calleri 7-6 (3), 6-1 in an all-Argentine quarterfinal. Canas was ranked eighth in 2005 and is now 107th. In between, he served a 15-month suspension until last September for using a steroid. "I'm very happy for reaching my first ATP final since my suspension," said Canas, who has six career titles. "I played two good friends today and it was really hard matches because of the heat and also because they know my game," he added.
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