ATP Tour

Dimitrov advances as Berdych gives Goffin a walkover

Grigor Dimitrov (AP)
Grigor Dimitrov (AP)

Rotterdam - Second seed Grigor Dimitrov advanced to the last four in the Rotterdam Open on Friday as he dispatched young Russian Andrey Rublev 6-3, 6-4 to reach the semi-finals.

The Bulgarian duplicated his 2013 semi at the Ahoy Stadium with a win in an hour and a quarter, sending over a dozen aces and saving both break points he faced against his 20-year-old opponent.

Dimitrov edged ahead in the series, 2-1 as he put out the tournament debutant ranked 34th and holding one ATP title from last summer on clay in Umag.

Sixth seed Tomas Berdych withdrew prior to his quarter-final, with the Czech's absence putting fourth seed David Goffin into the semi-finals.

Berdych, the 2014 winner, has reportedly been ill for several days and was unable to compete.

In the evening, Roger Federer was playing Robin Haase with a return to number one set for the 36-year-old Swiss if he wins the contest.

loading... Live
England 119/2 (40.6 ov)
Pakistan 0
loading... Live
England 119/2 (40.6 ov)
Pakistan 0
Voting Booth
What is your favourite sport to watch on TV?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Rugby
44% - 5626 votes
Cricket
11% - 1396 votes
Football
18% - 2340 votes
Athletics
2% - 284 votes
Boxing
1% - 111 votes
Cycling
2% - 284 votes
Golf
5% - 621 votes
Motorsport
8% - 1002 votes
Tennis
3% - 393 votes
Water sports
1% - 111 votes
American sports
1% - 123 votes
MMA / WWE / UFC
3% - 363 votes
Vote