Tsonga, Berdych advance at Stockholm

Oct. 19, 2012 at 4:51 PM
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STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- The top three seeds, including No. 1 seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, won their quarterfinal matches Friday at the Stockholm Open men's tennis tournament.

Tsonga easily topped Sergiy Stakhovsky, 6-3, 6-4 to advance to a semifinal match Saturday against seventh-seeded Marcos Baghdatis, who eliminated Ricardas Berankis 6-3, 7-6 (7-4).

Second seeded Tomas Berdych beat No. 6 seed Mikhail Youzhny 6-3, 7-6 (7-2) to advance to a semifinal match against third-seeded Nicolas Almagro, a 6-1, 6-4 winner Friday over Lleyton Hewitt.

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