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Tommy Haas, Thomaz Bellucci move on to Sao Paulo semifinals

Feb. 28, 2014 at 9:19 PM

SAO PAULO, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Tommy Haas and Brazilian wild card Thomaz Bellucci each landed the in the semifinals of the Brasil Open Friday after notching wins in Sao Paulo.

Haas needed a strong third set to get past Argentina's Horacio Zeballos 6-3, 5-7, 6-2 in one of the day's quarterfinal matchups.

His next opponent will be Italian Paolo Lorenzi, who logged a 7-6 (8-6), 6-7 (4-7), 6-4 upset of fourth-seeded Juan Monaco.

Also advancing was crowd favorite Bellucci, who breezed past Slovakia's Martin Klizan 6-3, 6-3.

Joining him in Saturday's other semifinal will be Federico Delbonis. The Argentine dismissed Spain's Albert Montanes 6-4, 6-3.

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