No. 2 seed David Goffin has reached the Shenzhen Open final. Belgium's Goffin beat world No. 107 Henri Laaksonen tougher than expected 7-6 (9-7) 5-7 6-3. It was the first-ever meeting between the two.

Goffin started the match with two break points saved in the first game. As no breaks of serve were seen, the set went into a tie-break. Laaksonen clinched the first set point at 6-5 in the tie-break -- but didn't convert. Goffin then blew his set point at 7-6 before he won the next two points to win the opener.

Both players were tied at 4-4 in the second set after the opening eight games of the second set. Goffin clinched the first break point of the set in the ninth game -- which he didn't convert.

Laaksonen forced a decider when he broke the Belgian for the first time in the match in the 12th game to seal a 7-5 set win.

However, losing the second set didn't leave any negative effects on Goffin. The No. 2 seed broke Laaksonen in the opening game of the third set. The Belgian then routinely held on to his serve before he broke the Swiss one more time in the ninth game to clinch the win.

Goffin hit five aces and won 85 percent of his first serve points against Laaksonen. The No. 2 seed also broke Laaksonen two times and saved 2-of-3 of the Swiss' break point chances. Laaksonen fired 11 aces and won 82 percent of his first serve points, but it just wasn't enough. The match came to an end after two hours and 16 minutes of action.

Dolgopolov wins as well

Goffin is set to meet No. 5 seed Aleksandr Dolgopolov in the Shenzhen Open final.

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Ukraine's Dolgopolov saw off No. 6 seed Damir Dzumhur in straight sets 6-3 6-4. It was the first-ever meeting between Dolgopolov and Dzumhur.

Dolgopolov got off to an early 4-1 lead following his break earned in the fourth game. Dzumhur had two consecutive break points in the seventh game -- but didn't convert. The Bosnian lost the set after failing to convert his break point chance in the ninth game of the first set.

Both players held on to their serves after the opening eight games of the second set. Dzumhur saved two break points in the ninth game before he clinched a game point - which he didn't convert and lost the game, eventually. Dolgopolov then routinely served out for the match in the following game.

Dolgopolov had an exceptional day on his serve. The Ukrainian hit eight aces and won 89 percent of his first serve points. He broke Dzumhur twice and saved each three of the Bosnian's break point chances. The match concluded after an hour and 13 minutes of action.

First meeting since 2013

Goffin and Dolgopolov are set to meet for the second time in their careers. The two last played at the 2013 US Open. Back then, Dolgopolov defeated Goffin in straight sets. Goffin will be eyeing to win his third ATP title at the Shenzhen Open on Sunday. On the other side, Dolgopolov is hoping to land his fourth ATP title.