WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Defending champion John Isner and top-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga had straight-sets victories Thursday night to set up a semifinal match in the Winston-Salem Open.
Second-seeded Tomas Berdych and seventh-seeded Sam Querrey also won their quarterfinal matches at the Wake Forest Tennis Complex in the final hard-court tournament before the U.S. Open.
Isner had 21 aces in beating David Goffin 7-6 (7-5), 6-3, while the sixth-ranked Tsonga needed only 53 minutes to dispatch sixth-seeded Marcel Granollers 6-1, 6-2.
Berdych, ranked seventh in the world, rallied to beat Steve Darcis 4-6, 6-2, 6-0, and Querrey topped fourth-seeded Alexandr Dolgopolov 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (7-3).
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