SYDNEY, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Wild-card entrant Chris Guccione Thursday defeated a second seeded foe in as many days and reached the semifinals of the Medibank International in Sydney.
Guccione, coming off a win over sixth-seeded Lleyton Hewitt, survived a match point in claiming a 4-6, 7-6 (8-6), 6-4 victory over fourth-seeded Tomas Berdych. He won't have to face another seeded player in the tournament, however, because Berdych was the last one standing in the event.
Dmitry Tursunov, who upset top-seeded Richard Gasquet earlier in the week, beat Sebastien Grosjean 6-4, 6-2 to gain a semifinal berth. He will face Fabrice Santoro, whose upset this week was of defending champion and third-seeded James Blake. Santoro topped Evgeny Korolev 6-3, 6-3 in the quarterfinals.