Bogota, Colombia (Sports Network) - Alejandro Falla defeated top-seeded Janko
Tipsarevic in three sets Friday to advance to the semifinals of the Claro
Open Colombia tennis event.
After dropping the opening set to the World No. 16 Tipsarevic, Falla bounced
back to take the second before dominating the early stages of the third en
route to a 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 victory on the hard courts at Centro de Alto
Next up for the native Colombian will be Canadian Vasek Pospisil, who also
rallied in his quarterfinal bout with Italian Matteo Viola to post a 3-6, 6-3,
Second-seeded Kevin Anderson had little problems in his Friday match, with the
South African cruising to a 6-3, 6-3 triumph over No. 6 seed Santiago Giraldo
to punch his ticket to Saturday's semis.
Anderson's next opponent will be Ivo Karlovic, who prevailed in a pair of
tiebreakers to upend fifth-seeded Adrian Mannarino by a 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-3)
The winner of this inaugural $638,000 tournament will earn $115,200.
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