Del Potro earns semifinal berth in Cincinnati

by: AP | August 16, 2013

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MASON, Ohio (AP)—Juan Martin del Potro rallied after losing the second set to roll past qualifier Dmitry Tursunov 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 Friday and reach the semifinals of the Western & Southern Open.

The seventh-seeded del Potro, who won the 2009 U.S. Open, reached the semifinals at the event for the second consecutive season.

The 44th-ranked Tursunov was trying to become the first qualifier to reach the tournament's semifinals since David Wheaton in 1994. He won the second set after del Potro double-faulted to set up break point. Del Potro hen volleyed a short Tursunov lob into the net, giving the qualifier a 5-3 lead.

Del Potro responded by breaking Tursunov in the second game of the third set on his way to a 3-0 lead. Another break gave del Potro a 5-1 lead, and he clinched the win with an ace at love.

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