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Del Potro upsets Berdych in first round in Cincinnati

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MASON, Ohio — Juan Martin del Potro advanced to the second round of the Western & Southern Open with a 3-6, 7-6 (1), 6-0 upset of 10th-seeded Tomas Berdych on Tuesday.

The 30th-ranked del Potro shook off a first-set loss, jumping out to a 4-1 lead in the second set before settling for a win in the tiebreak, which he led 5-0 and clinched with an ace. He built on his momentum by rolling through the third set against the Wimbledon semifinalist, improving to 12-0 in first-round matches this season.

Berdych was playing his first match since withdrawing from last week’s Rogers Cup in Montreal with a rib injury.

Ninth-seeded David Goffin became the first seeded man to be knocked out in Cincinnati, falling to Nick Kyrgios, 6-2, 6-3 in a first-round match. Kyrgios will meet qualifier Alexandr Dolgopolov in the second round after Dolgopolov defeated Kevin Anderson 6-4, 7-6 (6).

In women’s first-round action, Karen Khachanov beat Diego Schwartzman 6-1, 1-6, 6-3, and Ashleigh Barty beat Varvara Lepchenko, 6-4, 6-4 in a matchup of two qualifiers.

Federer reaches Wimbledon semifinals for 12th time

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LONDON — Roger Federer is in the Wimbledon semifinals for the 12th time.

The seven-time champion at the All England Club beat Milos Raonic 6-4, 6-2, 7-6 (4) on Centre Court.

Federer will next face Tomas Berdych on Friday in the semifinals. Berdych advanced when Novak Djokovic retired from their match with an injury.

Raonic beat Federer in the semifinals last year, and then lost to Andy Murray in the final.

 

 

Djokovic retires with injury from Wimbledon quarterfinal match

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LONDON — Novak Djokovic retired with an injury from his quarterfinal match at Wimbledon, vaulting Tomas Berdych into the semifinals.

Djokovic, a three-time champion at the All England Club, had a trainer work on his right elbow after the first set ended. He also had a trainer work on his right shoulder near the end of his fourth-round victory on Tuesday.

Djokovic stopped the quarterfinal match while trailing 7-6 (2), 2-0.

Berdych reached the Wimbledon final in 2010, losing to Rafael Nadal. He will next face Roger Federer in the semifinals on Friday.