NOTTINGHAM, England -- Ivo Karlovic of Croatia reached the
Nottingham Open semifinals, defeating Juan Martin del Potro of
Argentina 7-6 (10), 7-5 Thursday in a Wimbeldon tuneup hit by rain.
The conclusion of the three other quarterfinals were postponed
Karlovic saved three set points in the first-set tiebreaker.
Then, while leading 11-10 the umpire called a let after the Croat's
shot was called long. Karlovic hit a passing shot to win the set.
The second set was 5-5 when rain interrupted play. Karlovic
eventually broke serve and held to advance.
The other match featured two-time defending champion Richard
Gasquet, who has never lost at Nottingham, against fellow Frenchman