(Reuters) – American Steve Johnson overcame second seeded Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta 6-3 6-4 to reach the final of the Winston-Salem Open.
FILE PHOTO: Aug 13, 2018; Mason, OH, USA; Steve Johnson (USA) returns a shot against Novak Djokovic (SRB) in the Western and Southern tennis open at Lindner Family Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
Johnson served strongly to close out the match and will try to become the first player in 2018 to win a title on three different surfaces.
The 28-year-old won in Houston on clay in April and the Hall of Fame Open on grass last month.
In the Connecticut final he will take on Daniil Medvedev who thrashed Japan’s Taro Daniel 6-1 6-1.
The 22-year-old Russian Medvedev is looking for his second title after winning his first at Sydney in January.
Writing by Jahmal Corner; Editing by Ian Ransom