(Reuters) - Japan's Yoshihito Nishioka fought back from a sluggish start to overpower sixth seeded Frenchman Ugo Humbert in a rain-interrupted semi-final at the Delray Beach Open in Florida on Saturday.
After winning only one game in the opening set, the unseeded Nishioka closed out the deciding third set without dropping a game in winning 1-6 6-4 6-0 in the battle of the two lefties.
Nishioka clinched the victory with his second match point when Humbert fired a forehand wide. It was the third time this week he has won from a set down.
Nishioka will go for his second ATP Tour victory on Sunday when he faces the winner of Saturday's late semi-final between second seeded Milos Raonic of Canada and American fourth seed Reilly Opelka.
(Reporting by Gene Cherry in Salvo, North Carolina; Editing by Sandra Maler)
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