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Gilles Simon advances to final

BUCHAREST, Romania -- Top-seeded Gilles Simon beat Matthias Bachinger of Germany 7-5, 6-2 on Saturday to advance to the final of the Nastase Tiriac Trophy.

The Frenchman, who won the tournament in 2007 and '08, clinched his fourth ATP World Tour semifinal victory this season.

He'll play Fabio Fognini, who defeated Attila Balazs 6-3, 6-1.