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.
|Atlanta - LP: A. Wood||0||FINAL|
|Philadelphia - WP: A. Bastardo||1|
|Cleveland - LP: D. Salazar||5||FINAL|
|Detroit - WP: J. Verlander||7|
|Toronto - LP: R. Dickey||0||FINAL|
|Minnesota - WP: K. Gibson||7|
|Seattle - LP: J. Beimel||6||FINAL|
|Texas - WP: P. Figueroa||8|
|Los Angeles - WP: H. Ryu||2||FINAL|
|San Francisco - LP: M. Bumgarner||1|
|Colorado||0||Bottom 3rd Inning|
|St. Louis||3||Top 1st Inning|
|Milwaukee||1||Top 1st Inning|
|NY Yankees||0||Top 1st Inning|
|Toronto||0||Top 1st Inning|
|Boston - J. Lester||7:10 PM|
|Chicago WSox - C. Sale|
|Kansas City - J. Shields||7:10 PM|
|Houston - S. Feldman|
|Philadelphia||0||1st Prd 14:43|
|Los Angeles||9:30 PM|