Verdasco, Almagro to meet in Houston final
Spain's Fernando Verdasco plays a shot in Melbourne on January 16, 2014 - by Greg Wood
Verdasco eased past Giraldo 6-4, 7-5 in the first semi-final match at the U.S. men's clay court championship.
Verdasco will try to earn his first title since 2010 against third seed Spanish compatriot Nicolas Almagro, who advanced when American Sam Querrey was cut down by a back injury.
Almagro lost in last year's Houston final to American John Isner.