PALERMO, Sicily (AP) -- Filippo Volandri moved within a victory of giving Italy its first champion in 20 years at the Campionati Internazionali di Sicilia, beating unseeded Juan Monaco of Argentina 6-1, 6-4 in the semifinals Saturday.
The fifth-seeded Volandri will play No. 8 Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic. Berdych, who's 18, defeated No. 7 David Ferrer of Spain 7-5, 6-4 in the other semifinal.
Volandri is Italy's first finalist at the clay-court tournament in four years. He reached his fourth career ATP Tour final; his only title came at St. Poelten, Austria, in May.
Berdych, who upset No. 1 Roger Federer en route to the Olympic quarterfinals, is in his first ATP final.