Nicolas Almagro expecting "nice final" with Fernando Verdasco in Houston

Nicolas Almagro is looking forward to today's all-Spanish final against fourth seed Fernando Verdasco at the US Men's Clay Court Championship.

Nicolas Almagro is looking forward to today's all-Spanish final against fourth seed Fernando Verdasco at the US Men's Clay Court Championship.

Almagro is likely to be slightly fresher than his compatriot, having received a semi-final walkover due to Sam Querrey's decision to pull out with a back injury.

Meanwhile, Verdasco, who is also in the doubles final in Houston, battled past Colombia's Santiago Giraldo 6-4 7-5 in the last four.

"He's really dangerous on clay," said Almagro of Verdasco. "He's serving well. It will be a nice final. We are going to do our best."

Almagro already has 12th ATP singles titles to his name, seven more than Verdasco.

Nicolas Almagro of Spain reacts after his victory against Kei Nishikori of Japan during their quarter-final match of the Japan Open tennis tournament in Tokyo on October 4, 2013
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