Posted October 27, 2011 on AP on Fox

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 15: Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia plays a backhand during his first round match against Joseph Sirianni of Australia on day two of the Australian Open 2008 at Melbourne Park on January 15, 2008 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Alex Bogomolov Jr. beat Serbian qualifier Dusan Lajovic 6-2, 6-1 on Friday to reach St. Petersburg Open semifinals. The Russian-born American, still looking for his first ATP title, broke Lajovic twice in the first set and three times in the second for his second consecutive victory over the 228th-ranked Serb. Second-seeded Janko Tipsarevic, who won his second title at the Kremlin Cup on Sunday, rallied to beat Potito Starace 6-7 (6), 6-2, 6-1. Tipsarevic and Bogomolov Jr. will play each other in the first semifinal on Saturday. ''I haven't played Tipsarevic for a long time,'' said Bogomolov, who beat him in three sets in Tokyo in 2004. ''But I do not expect any surprises from him tomorrow.'' It's the second time this year that Bogomolov has reached a semifinal. He also made the final four in Los Angeles in June. Marin Cilic advanced to his third semifinal this season, rallying past Andreas Seppi 4-6, 7-6 (8), 6-4. He'll play either Mikhail Youzhnyor Adrian Mannarino on Satur...
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