Victor Hanescu of Romania upset fifth-seeded Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine 6-3, 6-3 at the Nice Open on Friday to reach his first final of the year.

At Dusseldorf, Germany will play defending champion Argentina in the final of the World Team Cup after beating Russia 2-1.

The results:

At Nice (Nice Open): Semifinals:Nicolas Almagro bt Tomas Berdych 6-4, 6-4.

Victor Hanescu bt Oleksandr Dolgopolov Jr. 6-3, 6-3.

At Strasbourg (Strasbourg International): Semifinals:Andrea Petkovic bt Daniela Hantuchova 6-4, 3-6, 6-4.

Marion Bartoli bt Anabel Medina Garrigues 6-1, 6-2.

At Dusseldorf (World Team Cup): Round robin: Red group:Argentina bt USA 3-0 [Maximo Gonzalez & Juan Monaco bt John Isner & Sam Querrey 6-2, 6-4]. Kazakhstan lost to Sweden 2-1 [Andrey Golubev & Mikhail Kukushin lost to Simon Aspelin & Robert Lindstedt 7-6(8), 6-1; Andrey Golubev lost to Robin Soderling 6-7(4), 7-6(7), 6-3].

Blue group:Germany bt Russia 2-1 [Florian Mayer & Philip Petzschner lost to Igor Andreev & Dimitry Tursunov 7-6(8), 6-4, Philipp Kohlschreiber bt Mikhail Youzhny 2-6, 6-3, 6-2].

Serbia bt Spain 2-1 [Dusan Lajovic & Nenad Zimonjic lost to Marcel Granollers & Marc Lopez 6-3, 6-1, Janko Tipsarevic bt Daniel Gimeno-Travers 7-6(5), 6-1]. — Agencies

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