MARSEILLE, France -- France's Arnaud Clement rallied to beat top-seeded Rafael Nadal of Spain 2-6, 6-3, 7-5 Saturday to make the Open 13 final.
The 67th-ranked Clement will play sixth-seeded Croatian Mario
Ancic, who hit 10 aces to defeat France's Sebastien Grosjean 6-3,
The No. 2-ranked Nadal was returning after a four-month absence
because of a foot injury.
"I rank this victory among the best of my career," said
Clement, who lost the 1999 Open 13 final to France's Fabrice
Santoro. "I've come off two tough years and to win at home, it's
clearly not just luck.
"Two points made the difference in the match, and the crowd support was tremendous."