Gilles Simon reaches semifinals

Updated: April 26, 2013, 3:01 PM ET
Associated Press

BUCHAREST, Romania -- Three-time champion Gilles Simon reached the semifinals of the BRD Nastase Tiriac Trophy on Friday, while top-seeded Janko Tipsarevic was upset.

The second-seeded Simon extended his unbeaten streak at the clay-court tournament to 16 matches, ousting Daniel Brands of Germany 6-1, 7-5. The 10th-ranked Tipsarevic lost 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 to Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain.

Simon converted four of his five break points, and said, "It was a perfect start for me. ... I didn't ...

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