Top-seeded Feliciano Lopez advances to Swiss Open semifinals
GSTAAD, Switzerland (AP) Top-seeded Feliciano Lopez of Spain set up a Swiss Open semifinal against Dustin Brown by beating Elias Ymer of Sweden in the quarterfinals on Friday.
The 20-year-old Ymer, ranked No. 157, saved four match points before the 21st-ranked Lopez sealed a 6-4, 7-6 (2) win at the clay-court event in the Swiss Alps.
Germany's Brown, ranked No. 99, also advanced in straight sets, 6-4, 6-4 against seventh-seeded Mikhail Youzhny. The Russian won this title in 2013.
Second-seeded Gilles Simon of France was ousted in a second round match on a busy day for Brazilian qualifier Thiago Monteiro, ranked No. 110.
Monteiro completed a 6-2, 6-4 win over Simon in a match held over from Thursday, and later lost his quarterfinal match 7-6 (2), 7-5 against Robin Haase of the Netherlands.