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Juan Martin del Potro reached his fourth final of the season by defeating Gilles Muller of Luxembourg 7-6 (4), 7-6 (5) at the Erste Bank Open on Saturday.
A runner-up last year, the top-seeded Argentine will play either second-seeded Janko Tipsarevic or Grega Zemlja of Slovenia in Sunday's final.
The match consisted mainly of short rallies featured no breaks of serve. Del Potro converted his fourth match point with his 17th ace, while Zemlja had 16 aces.
Del Potro is playing is first tournament since returning from a wrist injury that sidelined him for more than a month.
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Janko Tipsarevic reached the Erste Bank Open semifinals after Aljaz Bedene retired with a left thigh injury during their match on Friday.
The ninth-ranked Serb, who was leading 6-2, 4-2, will play either third-seeded Tommy Haas or Grega Zemlja for a place in Sunday's final.
Bedene was broken at 2-2. Tipsarevic dominated the match from then on as Bedene became hampered by the...
Gilles Muller of Luxembourg beat two-time former champion Jurgen Melzer of Austria 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (4) Wednesday to reach the Erste Bank Open quarterfinals.
Muller broke the fourth-seeded Melzer twice in the opening set but had no breaks from the second set on. He converted his first match point with a return winner in the tiebreaker.
Melzer, the 2009 and 2010 champion, had not lost...
Top-seeded Juan Martin del Potro and Janko Tipsarevic won in straight sets on 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...
Janko Tipsarevic reached his 13th quarterfinal of the season by defeating Ernests Gulbis 6-3, 6-4 Thursday at the Erste Bank Open.
Tipsarevic will face Aljaz Bedene of Slovenia in the quarterfinals. Bedene edged Donald Young of the United States 7-6 (4), 6-7 (2), 6-3.
The ninth-ranked Tipsarevic, who is looking to qualify for the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals, dropped serve...