Janko Tipsarevic advances
BANGKOK -- Top-seeded Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia out-rallied Fernando Verdasco of Spain from the baseline to win 7-6 (5), 6-4 Friday and move into the Thailand Open semifinals.
Tipsarevic set up a match with 2009 champion Gilles Simon, who won the all-French quarterfinal against Gael Monfils 6-4, 6-1.
"It was really tough but I expected it. I have played Fernando 5-6 times," said Tipsarevic, who improved to 4-2 against the Spaniard. "It's always been battles from the baseline. ...
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