Tennis

Del Potro through to Vienna semis

Share This Story

   
 

VIENNA (AP)

Top-seeded Juan Martin del Potro and Janko Tipsarevic scored straight-sets victories Friday to reach the semifinals of the Erste Bank Open.

Del Potro defeated Marinko Matosevic of Australia 6-2, 6-2 to line up a match against Gilles Muller of Luxembourg. Second-seeded Tipsarevic was leading 6-2, 4-2 when Aljaz Bedene retired with a left thigh injury.

Tipsarevic will play Grega Zemlja of Slovenia, who scored 14 straight points to close out a 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 win over Tommy Haas.

Del Potro played his second match since returning from a right wrist injury that sidelined him for more than a month.

''I feel confident with my shots, but I need to improve a little bit,'' the eighth-ranked Argentine said. ''I would love to be in the final, but I need to serve well and find a way to break (Muller's) serve.''

Del Potro saved a break point in his opening service game against Matosevic and two more while serving for victory, but was in control throughout the match.

Earlier Friday, Muller advanced after defeating Paolo Lorenzi of Italy 6-3, 6-4. Muller had 10 aces and used one break in each set to reach his second semifinal of the year.

Bedene, playing in his first career quarterfinal, was broken at 2-2. Tipsarevic then dominated, with Bedene slowed by his injury.

Related Stories

Member Comments

Please note by clicking on "Post comment" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Use and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be Polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator.

powered by



Tennis Videos

Djokovic tops Federer in five-set Wimbledon final Posted: Jul 06, 2014
Novak Djokovic captures his second Wimbledon title while denying Roger Federer a...

Dramatic Moments of the Week: 6/2-6/8 Posted: Jun 09, 2014
We count down the most dramatic moments from the week in sports, including the K...

Williams sisters bounced at Roland Garros Posted: May 28, 2014
Andy Roddick on Venus and Serena losing on the same day at the French Open.

More Than Sports on MSN

Fox Sports Store