Janko Tipsarevic ousted in tuneup

Updated: June 15, 2012, 4:48 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- Sam Querrey reached his first semifinal in nearly two years, defeating Ivan Dodig of Croatia 7-5, 3-6, 6-3 at Queen's Club on Friday.

The American took the opening set after Dodig double-faulted to give Querrey a 6-5 lead. In the second set, a netted forehand at 4-3 earned Dodig the only break. In the final set, a forehand error at 3-2 left Querrey in charge.

"Tough match," Querrey said. "We both served very well so it was just a matter of a couple of points here and there. I'm proud of myself after losing the second set to come back strong in the third."

Querrey will face sixth-seeded Marin Cilic of Croatia, who advanced 6-4, 2-0 when Yen-hsun Lu of Taiwan retired due to groin pain.

Lu had earlier upset third-seeded Janko Tipsarevic 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (5) in a third-round match that was suspended overnight because of rain.

Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov reached his first career semifinal by upsetting ninth-seeded South African Kevin Anderson 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, closing out the match on his third match point.

David Nalbandian twice rallied to reach the semifinals, first overcoming Edouard Roger-Vasselin of France 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 in a third-round match postponed on Thursday, and then beating Xavier Malisse of Belgium 4-6, 7-6 (2), 6-4.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga's participation at Wimbledon remains in doubt after his injured finger was examined at a clinic in Geneva.

The Frenchman injured the little finger of his right racket hand when he fell during the final set of his third-round defeat to Dodig on Thursday.

Although there is no break as Tsonga feared, the finger is severely strained. He will have another exam on Monday.


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