Dancevic reaches Hall of Fame semifinals

July 10, 2008 at 7:27 PM

NEWPORT, R.I., July 10 (UPI) -- Canadian Frank Dancevic and wild card player Prakash Amritraj advanced Thursday to the semifinals of the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in Rhode Island.

Dancevic, seeded seventh, upset fourth-seeded Russian Igor Kunitsyn 7-5, 6-3 and Amritraj, of India, topped countryman Rohan Bopanna 6-4, 6-3.

The two winners will meet in the semis.

Defending champion Fabrice Santoro, who had an opening-round bye in the grass-court event, won a second-round match to reach the quarterfinals. The 35-year-old Santoro, seeded second, beat Aisam Ul-Haq Quereshi of Pakistan 7-6 (7-4), 6-2.

American Vincent Spadea eliminated third-seeded Frenchman Nicolas Mahut 6-2, 6-3 to gain a quarterfinal berth.

Others advancing to the quarters were Austrian Alexander Peya, who ousted American Donald Young 7-6 (7-4), 6-3, and Spaniard Ivan Navarro, an 7-6 (7-3), 3-6, 6-4 winner over South African Kevin Anderson.

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