Haase, Rosol earn three-set wins to reach Vienna semifinals

by: AP October 18, 2013

AP Photo

VIENNA (AP)—Robin Haase of the Netherlands rallied past third-seeded Fabio Fognini of Italy 6-7 (4), 6-1, 6-1 at the Erste Bank Open on Friday to reach his fourth semifinal of the season.

Haase didn't face a break point and won when Fognini double-faulted for the second time. Haase will next play top-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France or Dominic Thiem of Austria.

Eighth-seeded Lukas Rosol of Czech Republic beat 176th-ranked qualifier Ruben Bemelmans of Belgium 6-3, 1-6, 6-3. Rosol will be playing in his second career semifinal and first since winning his maiden title in Bucharest, Romania, in April.

Rosol will face Tommy Haas in the semifinals. The second-seeded Haas defeated Radek Stepanek, 7-6 (10), 6-3, in the quarterfinals.
 

More Stories

After winning maiden title in Metz, Lucas Pouille has sights set on Top 10

Currently ranked 16th, the 22-year-old plans to play Beijing and Shanghai next. 

WATCH: Rafael Nadal comes to rescue of distraught mother during exhibition

Nadal, famous for being a nice guy, probably would have stopped any match—exhibition or not—to lend the assist. 

Tomas Berdych through to quarterfinals at Shenzhen Open; Bernard Tomic edges Ryan Harrison

The top-seeded Czech is trying to reach his first final of the season.