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Karlovic into Dusseldorf semis

2014-05-22 21:00
Ivo Karlovic (AFP)

Dusseldorf - Ivo Karlovic of Croatia has advanced to the Dusseldorf Open semi-finals on Thursday, hitting 19 aces in a 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 win over defending champion Juan Monaco of Argentina.

The seventh-seeded Karlovic will meet Jiri Vesely of the Czech Republic on Friday.

Vesely spoiled Jurgen Melzer's 33rd birthday by beating the Austrian 6-1, 6-1 to advance to his first ATP semi-final.

Melzer is playing again after missing seven months with a shoulder injury.

Denis Istomin of Russia upset third-seeded Andreas Seppi of Italy 6-3, 6-4 to record his 150th career win.

The match between top-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany and qualifier Mate Delic of Croatia was interrupted twice by rain and finally abandoned because of darkness, with Kohlschreiber leading 7-5, 4-4.

Delic is in his first tour-level event.

Results on Thursday from the ATP Dusseldorf tournament (x denotes seeding):

Jir Vesel (CZE) bt Jurgen Melzer (AUT) 6-1, 6-1
Denis Istomin (UZB) bt Andreas Seppi (ITA x3) 6-3, 6-4
Ivo Karlovic (CRO x7) bt Juan Monaco (ARG) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3



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