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Tennis: Mirnyi, Gasquet to Meet in Nottingham Final


France's Richard Gasquet will meet Max Mirnyi of Belarus in the final of the Nottingham Open tennis tournament Saturday after both scored semifinal wins in England.

The fourth-seeded Gasquet beat fifth seed Taylor Dent of the United States in straight sets, 6-4, 6-2. Mirnyi, seeded eighth, also won in straight sets, but he had a more difficult time. He beat seventh-seeded Olivier Rochus of Belgium, 6-4, 7-5.

The grass court tournament is one of several warm-up events for the third major tournament of the year, Wimbledon, which starts Monday in London. Gasquet will be seeded 27th at the All England Club, while Mirnyi is unseeded.

Some information for this report provided by AP.

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