Tsonga, Berdych reach Stockholm semis

4:01 PM, Oct 19, 2012   |    comments
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Stockholm, Sweden (Sports Network) - Top seeds Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Tomas Berdych were among the quarterfinal winners Friday at the Stockholm Open tennis tournament.

The top-seeded Tsonga, of France, handled Ukrainian Sergiy Stakhovsky 6-3, 6-4, while the Czech slugger Berdych outlasted sixth-seeded Russian Mikhail Youzhny 6-3, 7-6 (7-2) on the indoor courts at The Royal Lawn Tennis Club of Stockholm.

The former Australian Open runner-up Tsonga will face seventh-seeded Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis in the semifinals. Baghdatis, who won here in 2009, defeated rising Lithuanian Ricardas Berankis by a 6-3, 7-6 (7-4) margin.

Berdych will next take on third-seeded Spaniard Nicolas Almagro, who got past former world No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt 6-1, 6-4.

The 2012 Stockholm champ will earn $113,795.

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