Baghdatis into last four in Newport

Baghdatis, the fourth seed, had few problems getting past Dudi Sela 6-2, 7-5 in their quarterfinal in Newport on Thursday.

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Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis made it to the semifinals of the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships.

Marcos Baghdatis reached the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships semifinals as David Ferrer was among the winners in Sweden.

Baghdatis, the fourth seed, had few problems getting past Dudi Sela 6-2, 7-5 in their quarterfinal in Newport on Thursday.

Rain played its part at the ATP 250 tournament held on grass courts, with Gilles Muller and Adrian Mannarino completing their second-round matches.

Muller sent down 11 aces in a 7-6 (9-7), 6-4 win over Victor Estrella Burgos, while Mannarino beat Sam Groth 7-6 (8-6), 6-3.

David Ferrer and 2014 runner-up Joao Sousa booked their spots in the Swedish Open quarter-finals.

Top seed and two-time champion Ferrer was tested before edging French qualifier Calvin Hemery 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 on the clay courts in Bastad.

Sousa, the second seed, had fewer problems, thrashing local wildcard Carl Soderlund 6-3, 6-1.

Dustin Brown fought his way past Aljaz Bedene 6-3, 6-7 (5-7), 6-3 and Gastao Elias claimed a 7-6 (7-1), 3-6, 6-2 victory over Taro Daniel.