The 33-year-old was only in Montpellier courtesy of a wildcard.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Pierre-Hugues Herbert each won in straight sets on Saturday to set up an all-French final at the Open Sud de France in Montpellier.
Pierre-Hugues Herbert has been off to a great start of the season in singles although he will still have to wait for his first ATP title, unable to create more damage with his first serve and get free points that would have kept him in contention longer.
Jo-Wilfred Tsonga poses with the title.
Herbert's continued attack proved no match for Tsonga, who drilled backhand returns at his opponent's laces to earn two breaks of serve.
Cuevas, who earlier swept aside Aljaz Bedene in their weather-delayed quarter-final, took the second set but Pella produced a lethal forehand to advance to his fourth ATP Tour final 6-1 3-6 6-3. At the Cordoba Open, Guido Pella set up an all-Argentine final after beating Uruguayan Pablo Cuevas. But Tsonga read the play on his second break point, guiding a forehand return victor up the line to earn the break. He also committed five double faults and saved just four of eight break points, as Medvedev won in 76 minutes. Medvedev will play Marton Fucsovics in the final on Sunday after the Hungarian defeated Italy's Matteo Berrettini 5-7 7-5 6-3.
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