Top seed Martin Klizan takes on Italy's Filippo Volandri for a place in the final of the San Marino Challenger.
It's not often that you see top seeds living up to their billing in the challengers but Klizan has almost made it into the world's top 50 by regularly winning these sort of events so it's little surprise to see him doing so well. This is his last clay-court tournament of 2012 so he would have been hoping for a nice sackful of points on his favourite surface especially as he hasn't enjoyed so much success in the main tour events.
Temperatures have been soaring all week in San Marino with the mercury levels standing at 27 degrees still late into the evening and Klizan's fitness has been key as he's eased through to the last four without dropping a set, crushing the in form Pavol Cervenak 6-1, 6-1 in the second round.
Third seed Volandri will give him a tougher test, he's been ranked inside the top 20 at his best and made an ATP final earlier this year. However the Italian's progress to the last four hasn't been quite as smooth. He dropped a set against the dangerous Argentine Martin Alund and edged a hard fought quarter-final battle with Stephane Robert 6-4, 7-6(5).
Klizan leads 2-1 on the head-to-head and has won their last two matches including a 6-2, 6-3 victory on the clay of Rabat earlier this year.
Prediction: Klizan in two.