French-Nigerian Calvin Hemery scaled the hurdle of Serbian Pedja Krstin to book a spot in Saturday’s final of the GSL Open Nigeria F3 Futures in Abuja.

His next opponent is unseeded Christopher Diaz-Figueroa of Guatemala, who upset second seed Brayden Schnur of Canada 7-6 (5) 3-6, 6-1.

An enthralling and event-filled match on Centre Court saw Hemery who is  ranked number 279 in the world serve out the match with back-to-back aces for a 7-6 (5), 6-7 (4) 6-4 win over the fourth-seed who triumphed in their meeting at the Dayak Championship Nigeria F2 Futures six days earlier.

With defeats at the finals of the 2016 Lagos Governor’s Cup and the Dayak Championship last weekend, Hemery will hope to be third-time lucky in Nigeria as he seeks to head to the French Open on a glittering note following his triumph at the USA F15 Futures in Florida three weeks ago.