Andreev into last four
Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:42
The Russian, seeking to end a four-year title drought, will next face Brazilian qualifier Thomaz Bellucci, who earned his last-four place in fortunate fashion when Nicolas Kiefer retired with a foot injury when leading 6-3 0-1.
Marcos Daniel ensured a second Brazilian presence in the semi-finals with a fine 6-4 7-6 (7/1) win over France’s Florent Serra, including a comeback from 1-4 behind to take the first set.
Daniel’s next opponent will be the world number 51 Andreas Beck, who earned his place in the last four with a 6-4 7-6 (7/5) win over the unseeded Romanian Victor Crivoi.