Sam Querrey advances to US Men's Clay Court semifinals

Eighth-seeded Sam Querrey advanced to the semifinals in the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship, beating Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia 7-6 (6), 7-6 (4)

HOUSTON -- Eighth-seeded Sam Querrey advanced to the semifinals in the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship on Friday, beating Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia 7-6 (6), 7-6 (4).

The American saved two set points in the opening set and one in the second.

Querrey will face Christian Garin of Chile, a 6-3, 6-2 winner over Swiss qualifier Henri Laaksonen.

Norway's Casper Ruud also advanced, spoiling Spaniard Marcel Granollers' 33rd birthday with a 6-1, 6-0 victory.

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