ATP St Petersburg Open: Portugal's Joao Sousa upsets Dmitry Tursunov

Last Updated: 20/09/13 6:56pm

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Joao Sousa: Reached his first career ATP tour semi-final

Joao Sousa: Reached his first career ATP tour semi-final

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Joao Sousa advanced to his first career ATP tour semi-final by knocking out Dmitry Tursunov 6-4 6-3 at the St Petersburg Open on Friday.

The 89th-ranked Portuguese, who had a 17-20 losing record on the tour before this tournament broke home favourite and fourth seed Tursunov in the eighth game of the second set.

He then closed out the match with a forehand down the line on his second match point.

Sousa will face Guillermo Garcia-Lopes in the last four after the Spaniard defeated eighth-seeded Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan 6-2 6-4.

Earlier, sixth seed Ernests Gulbis needed exactly one hour to book his place in the semi-finals with a comfortable 6-1 6-2 win over Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain.

The Latvian will next face world number 112 Michal Przysiezny of Poland, who reached his first Tour-level semi-final with a 7-6 (9/7) 1-6 6-3 triumph over Czech seventh seed Lukas Rosol.

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