facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Qualifier Steve Johnson reaches semis at Delray Beach Open

Feb. 22, 2014 at 12:26 AM   |   Comments

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Upstart American Steve Johnson continued his surge at the Delray Beach Open Friday by beating sixth-seeded Feliciano Lopez to reach the semifinals.

The 24-year-old Johnson, a two-time NCAA singles champion out of the University of Southern California, dispatched the Spanish veteran 6-3, 6-2 in 1 hour, 13 minutes in their quarterfinal match.

Johnson will tangle with 2012 tournament champ Kevin Anderson of South Africa in the semis. Anderson out-dueled Australian Marinko Matosevic 7-6 (3-7), 6-3, 6-3 in their quarterfinal clash.

Second-seeded John Isner rallied to beat fellow American Rhyne Williams 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 in their quarterfinal match.

Seventh-seeded Marin Cilic of Croatia also advanced with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Teymuraz Gabashvili or Russia. Cilic has won 12 of his last three matches, including the finals in Zagreb two weeks ago.

© 2014 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Most Popular
1
Jon Bon Jovi cut from group bidding for the Buffalo Bills
2
Rams rookie got a face tattoo to intentionally keep himself from working anywhere but the NFL
3
Report: Watt, Texans agree to terms on 6-year, $100M deal
4
Niners' Boone ends holdout
5
Reds make rare trip to Baltimore
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback