Garcia-Lopez, Seppi reach Zagreb semis

Zagreb, Croatia ( – Top-five seeds Guillermo Garcia-Lopez
and Andreas Seppi found safe passage into the semifinals at the Zagreb Indoors
tennis event.

The third-seeded Garcia-Lopez of Spain tackled seventh-seeded Serb Viktor
Troicki 6-1, 6-7 (5-7), 7-5, while the fifth-seeded Italian Seppi came from
behind to beat Lithuanian Ricardas Berankis 3-6, 6-2, 7-6 (8-6) at Dom

“I am really happy now to play my first semifinal of the year in an ATP
event,” said Garcia-Lopez. “I am really happy also because I played a really
good match against Viktor. He started the year playing really good, winning in
Sydney. I have also started the year playing well so I knew it would be a
difficult match.”

The surging Seppi, meanwhile, stunned Roger Federer in the third round at
the Australian Open last month.

Also on Friday, former Australian Open runner-up and 2007 Zagreb titlist
Marcos Baghdatis fought back to upset sixth-seeded 2012 Zagreb champ Mikhail
Youzhny 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.

The Cypriot Baghdatis will battle Garcia-Lopez in Saturday’s semifinals.

The 2015 Zagreb champ will collect $90,000.