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Despite breaking serve in the first game of the match, Nadal could not cope with the Serb, whose winning streak extended to 16 matches.
25 Lopez (above) took the first set before Frenchman Gasquet hit back in a tense second set tie-break but regained his composure to clinch the decider after breaking serve to lead 6-5.
147, was competing in his first ATP Tour semi-final and surprised the German by taking the first set after breaking serve in the 11th game.
According to Sport24, Federer was in commanding form from the start, breaking serve to lead 3-1 and had little difficulty pocketing the first set from there in just 30 minutes, leaving a weary Del Potro stranded on the baseline with a succession of deft drop shots
Erakovic stopped Robson's run of eight consecutive games by breaking serve in the fifth, but the Briton was still one break ahead.
However, that hope was short-lived with Murray breaking serve once again in the next game and serving out to secure safe passage into the final eight.