Third-seeded Vesely reaches Grand Prix Hassan II semifinals

CASABLANCA, Morocco (AP) Third-seeded Jiri Vesely easily advanced to the semifinals of the Grand Prix Hassan II with a 6-1, 6-4 win over Aljaz Bedene on Friday.

The 21-year-old Czech player, who is regarded as a future star of the game, saved the two break points he faced and broke his opponent's serve three times.

Vezely, who lost seven straight matches before starting his campaign at the clay-court event, will be up against Daniel Gimeno-Traver in the next round. The Spaniard dropped only six points on his first serve to dispatch Lamine Ouahab 6-4, 6-3.

Later, clay specialist Nicola Almagro took on second-seeded Martin Klizan and Andreas Haider-Maurer played Damir Dzumhur.

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