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Todor Enev started dreaming of an Orange Bowl title on his first trip to Miami as a 13-year old. On Saturday, the dream moved one step closer to reality when he beat unseeded Giles Muller, 6-2, 6-0, to advance to the Orange Bowl Boys 18 finals.

The No. 1 seed, who swept through the draw by winning every match in two sets, will face Bruno Soares of Brazil for the Eddie Herr trophy he has coveted for so long. Soares, the tournament’s No. 14 seed, beat Mexico’s Bruno Echagaray 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 Saturday to earn the shot at Enev.

Enev was the lone No. 1 seed in any division to make the final at the 2000 Ericsson Orange Bowl Championships. What makes the 18-year old Bulgarian so good?

Janko Tipsarevic, an Enev victim in the quarterfinals, offers this perspective: “These courts are not so fast and he’s a clay court player. He has a solid serve, a perfect return and he runs so good. I only had maybe three of four winners in my match against him. I think he’ll win.”