Raonic, Fish advance to semis

Updated: 19 February 2011 10:52 IST

Canadian wild card Milos Raonic, seeking his second title in as many weeks, and US fourth seed Mardy Fish booked a semi-final matchup with victories on Friday at an ATP and WTA indoor event.

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Canadian wild card Milos Raonic, seeking his second title in as many weeks, and US fourth seed Mardy Fish booked a semi-final matchup with victories on Friday at an ATP and WTA indoor event.

Raonic, a 20-year-old whose ATP San Jose crown was the first by a Canadian in 16 years, kept his sizzling run going by firing 20 aces to defeat US qualifier Robert Kendrick 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, in the 1.32 million-dollar tournament.

Fish eliminated US fifth seed Sam Querrey 6-3, 6-4. Querrey double-faulted away a break in the fifth game of the second set and Fish held out from there to advance in 79 minutes.

Later matches were to pitch US top seed Andy Roddick against Australian veteran Lleyton Hewitt in a meeting of former world number ones and 2009 US Open champion Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina against US qualifier Michael Russell.

On the women's side, Friday's semi-finals sees Canadian sixth seed Rebecca Marino face Russia's Evgeniya Rodina and Slovakian Magdalena Rybarikova play Czech Lucie Hradecka.

Topics : Tennis Mardy Fish Fernando Verdasco Milos Raonic
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