Troicki stays in hunt for 2nd straight Sydney International

Viktor Troicki of Serbia serves in his quarterfinal match against Nicolas Mahut of France during the Sydney International Tennis tournament in Sydney Friday, Jan. 15, 2016.(AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

SYDNEY (AP) Viktor Troicki won his rain-delayed quarterfinal at the Sydney International on Friday, and Australian Bernard Tomic retired from his match against Russian Teymuraz Gabashvili while trailing 6-3, 3-0.

Tomic said he was feeling ill and may have had food poisoning. He plays his first-round match at the Australian Open in Melbourne on Tuesday.

Third-seeded Troicki beat Nicolas Mahut 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 and will play Gabashvili later on Friday for a spot in Saturday's final.

Fourth-seeded Grigor Dimitrov advanced with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 quarterfinal win over Alexandr Dolgopolov and will next play Gilles Muller, who beat sixth-seeded Jeremy Chardy of France 7-6 (5), 6-3.

In the women's semifinals, Monica Puig advanced when Belinda Bencic retired after losing the first set 6-0.