Posted: Sat April 28, 2012 10:54AM; Updated: Sat April 28, 2012 10:54AM

Simon reaches final in Bucharest

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BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- Top-seeded Gilles Simon beat Matthias Bachinger of Germany 7-5, 6-2 on Saturday to advance to the final of the Nastase Tiriac Trophy.

The Frenchman, who won the tournament in 2007 and '08, clinched his fourth ATP World Tour semifinal victory this season. He'll play Fabio Fognini, who defeated Attila Balazs 6-3, 6-1.

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