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Dimitrov faces Troicki in Sydney final

AFP logoAFP 16-01-2016
Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria plays with his racquet in a break in his game against Gilles Muller of Luxembourg in their men's semi-final match at the Sydney International tennis tournament in Sydney on January 15, 2016. AFP PHOTO / Peter PARKS -- IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - NO COMMERCIAL USE © Provided by AFP Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria plays with his racquet in a break in his game against Gilles Muller of Luxembourg in their men's semi-final match at the Sydney International tennis tournament in Sydney on January 15, 2016. AFP PHOTO / Peter PARKS -- IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - NO COMMERCIAL USE

Grigor Dimitrov and Viktor Troicki mastered rain disruptions to win two matches each to reach the final of the Sydney International.

Bulgaria's Dimitrov downed Alexsandr Dolgopolov and Gilles Muller to reach his first ATP final in 14 months, while Serb Troicki defeated Nicolas Mahut and Teimuraz Gabashvili.

Rain forced suspensions of their quarter-finals Thursday forcing the remaining men's players to double up to set up Saturday's decider.

Fourth seed Dimitrov, a former Wimbledon semi-finalist, accounted for eighth seed Dolgopolov, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 and then followed up with a 6-2, 7-6 (7/4) victory over Luxembourg's Muller to reach the final.

Third seed Troicki fought back from a set down to oust Mahut 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 and then took out Russian Gabashvili 3-6, 6-4, 6-4.

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