MOSCOW, October 19 (RIA Novosti)
Big-serving Croatian Ivo Karlovic reached the semifinals of the Kremlin Cup in Moscow with a combative straight-sets win over French qualifier Edouard Roger-Vasselin on Friday.
Former world No. 14 Karlovic, now ranked 130th, is now one match away from his first ATP final since 2010 after beating 116th-rated Roger-Vasselin 7-6(4), 6-3.
Karlovic racked up 23 aces against the Frenchman, who had been bidding to reach a first career singles final.
The Croatian now plays either fourth seed Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil or Poland's power hitter Jerzy Janowicz.
Add to blog
You may place this material on your blog by copying the link.
Image Galleries: The Pearl of Russia's Far East
Infographics: Nobel Peace Prize
Vladimir Putin Meets with Members of the Valdai International Discussion Club. Transcript of the Final Plenary Session
Vladimir Putin took part in the final plenary session of the Valdai International Discussion Club’s 11th meeting. The plenary session summed up the club’s work over the previous three days, which concentrated on analysing the factors eroding the current system of institutions and norms of international law.