Olivier Rochus rallies, reaches semis
AUCKLAND, New Zealand -- Belgian veteran Olivier Rochus rallied from a break down in the third set to beat Benoit Paire 6-3, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (4) Thursday, ending the French qualifier's giant-killing run at the Heineken Open.
The 30-year-old Rochus, a former finalist in Auckland, trailed 4-2 in the deciding set but recovered to win in a tiebreak. Paire had beaten former world No. 1 Juan Carlos Ferrero and fourth-seeded Juan Ignacio Chela in his first two main-draw matches.
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