CHENNAI, India -- Stanislas Wawrinka and Edouard Roger-Vasselin registered hard-fought wins to set up the final of the Chennai Open on Saturday. Schuhe Online Shop Schweiz . Top-seeded Wawrinka saw a resurgent Vasek Pospisil of Canada concede their semifinal at 6-4, 5-5 due to a back strain while Frenchman Roger-Vasselin sweated it out against Spanish player Marcel Granollers for a 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 victory. The eighth-ranked Wawrinka was surprised when Pospisil, the fifth seed from Vancouver, withdrew just after he had struck rhythm following some unforced errors at crucial junctures. Wawrinka, the only top-10 player in the fray, won the first set as he went a break up in the fifth game when Pospisil made two errors and double-faulted two times. The script seemed to be following similar lines in the second set as the Swiss managed a break in the seventh game with Pospisil double-faulting twice. But Pospisil broke back for 4-4 but lasted only a few more points. "It was a really tough match and I felt sorry for him because he was playing very well," Wawrinka said. "My focus is to be aggressive. Im playing my best tennis since last year and I think itll be a good final against Edouard, who is a good friend." Wawrinka and Roger-Vasselin are 1-1 from previous matchups. Wawrinka will be playing for his fifth ATP title, and second in Chennai after victory in 2012. Seventh-seeded Roger-Vasselin seeks his maiden ATP title. In his semi, Roger-Vasselin made the only break of the first set in the sixth game and faced stiff resistance thereafter. Granollers went a break up in the third game of the second set and held on, and the decider was also tight. Granollers broke in the first game but failed to hold his serve in the fourth after warding off four break points. Roger-Vasselin seized the initiative with some surprise forays to the net, breaking serve in the sixth game to go 4-2 up in what was to be a decisive lead. Roger-Vasselin expressed relief after the two-hour encounter against his sixth-seeded opponent. "Its great to make the final," he said. "It was a long, tough match both mentally and physically. Im relieved to have won. Its been a great start to 2014." Schuhe Shop Schweiz . Ramon, 30, played in a career-high 97 games with the Goldeyes in 2013. He also matched a career-high eight home runs and posted 52 RBI. Air Max 270 Günstig Kaufen . When the next inning rolled around Wednesday, though, Nationals manager Matt Williams sent Strasburg to the mound to face the top of the Dodgers order in what would become a 3-2 victory for Washington, the first time this season the No.(SportsNetwork.com) - The Denver Nuggets will take their three-game winning streak into Sleep Train Arena Friday night to take on the Sacramento Kings, minus one key player. The Nuggets traded starting center Timofey Mozgov to the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for two protected first-round picks. Mozgov averaged 8.5 ppg and 7.8 rpg this season. Denver has won three straight with two coming at home and one on the road. Most recently, the Nuggets defeated the Orlando Magic, 93-90, at home on Wednesday. Ty Lawson scored 23 points in the victory. Arron Afflalo added 17 points and six rebounds for the Nuggets, who have won six in a row at home against Orlando. Nate Robinson and Wilson Chandler tallied 13 and 12 points, respectively, while J.J. Hickson contributed 11 points and 10 rebounds. Rookie center Jusuf Nurkic ended with eight points and two blocks for the Nuggets in his first NBA start. The Nuggets nearly blew a 10-point lead with less than six minutes to go. The Magic had a chance to tie following misses by Lawson and Robinson, but Evan Fourniers last-second 3-pointer fell short. A win is a win is a win, but I was not happy with the fourth quarter and the way we finished the game, at all, said Nuggets coach Brian Shaw. Nike Air Max 90 Billig. The Kings have won two of their last three, including a home blowout of the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday. Sacramento clobbered OKC, 104-83, and has won two straight at home. Rudy Gay had 28 points and nine rebounds to lead the Kings. Darren Collison made a career-high five 3-pointers en route to 24 points for the Kings, who snapped a 12-game losing streak against Oklahoma City. DeMarcus Cousins contributed 23 points and 15 rebounds, but did pick up his fourth technical foul of the season. I thought tonight was the first night in a long time where we really committed on the defensive end, Collison said. I dont know if it was the stage of the game playing a team like OKC, but I thought our urgency was really high tonight. The Kings held the Thunder to 32.6 percent shooting from the field and just 30 percent from long range. Sacramento forced 24 turnovers, which it turned into 26 points. The Kings have won both meetings this season against the Nuggets and have taken three straight and four of the last five. Denver is 5-2 in its previous seven in Californias capital. ' ' '