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Santoro, Spadea gain Hall of Fame semis

July 11, 2008 at 4:17 PM

NEWPORT, R.I., July 11 (UPI) -- Frenchman Fabrice Santoro and American Vince Spadea scored straight-set wins Friday to reach the semifinals in the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships.

Defending champion Santora, the No. 2 seed, topped Spaniard Ivan Navarro, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4), and the unseeded Spadea edged Austrian qualifier Alexander Peya, 7-6 (7-3) 7-5.

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Santoro, 35, and Spadea, 33, will clash in the semis in Newport, R.I., Saturday.

The other semifinal match has seventh-seeded Canadian Frank Dancevic playing India's Prakash Amritraj, Both had advanced with victories Thursday.

The tournament is played on the grass courts of the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport.

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