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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 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...
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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...
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...
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...
Top-seeded Juan Martin del Potro won his 12th career title Sunday, beating qualifier Grega Zemlja of Slovenia 7-5, 6-3 at the Erste Bank Open.
It's only the second indoor title for the Argentine, who was playing his first event since returning from a right wrist injury that sidelined him for more than a month.
At 2-2 in the opening set, the eighth-ranked Del Potro lost serve...