LONDON — Lleyton Hewitt reached his first semifinals in 11 months by upsetting third-seeded Juan Martin del Potro 6-2, 2-6, 6-2 at Queen's Club on Friday.
The former four-time champion took a 4-2 lead with a backhand winner after del Potro struck consecutive double-faults, and hit a backhand volley to break again for the set.
Del Potro sped to a 4-0 lead in the second set. In the decider, Hewitt broke del Potro at love to earn a 3-1 lead and broke again at 5-2 with a volley winner.
Hewitt will next play No. 5 seed and defending champion Marin Cilic, who upset No. 2 Tomas Berdych 7-5, 7-6 (4).
Cilic was under pressure in both sets. He faced a break point at 4-4 but Berdych netted his return, and Cilic failed to convert two set points at 5-4 before Berdych made a forehand error on a third break point at 6-5.
In the second set, Berdych held one break point at 2-2 and another at 4-4, but Cilic once again held off the threat before claiming victory in the tiebreaker.
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|Toronto - D. Norris|
|Chicago WSox - J. Quintana||12:08 PM|
|Detroit - S. Greene|
|Miami - T. Koehler||12:10 PM|
|NY Mets - M. Harvey|
|NY Yankees - M. Pineda||12:10 PM|
|Tampa Bay - M. Andriese|
|Philadelphia - D. Buchanan||12:35 PM|
|Washington - S. Strasburg|
|Baltimore - M. Gonzalez||12:35 PM|
|Boston - R. Porcello|
|Milwaukee - M. Garza||12:35 PM|
|Pittsburgh - G. Cole|
|LA Angels - G. Richards||1:10 PM|
|Houston - S. Feldman|
|Cleveland - T. House||1:10 PM|
|Minnesota - T. May|
|Oakland - S. Kazmir||1:10 PM|
|Kansas City - D. Duffy|
|San Diego - A. Cashner||1:20 PM|
|Chicago Cubs - J. Lester|
|Arizona - J. Hellickson||3:05 PM|
|San Francisco - T. Hudson|
|Colorado - E. Butler||3:10 PM|
|Los Angeles - B. McCarthy|
|Texas - R. Detwiler||3:10 PM|
|Seattle - J. Paxton|
|Cincinnati - M. Leake||7:05 PM|
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