Safin sets up Haas clash
Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:42
Eighth seed Safin beat Latvia’s Gulbis 2-6 6-3 6-4 to book a clash against Germany’s Haas, who defeated the United States’ Jesse Levine 6-1 6-3 in 62 minutes.
America’s John Isner overcame an injury late in the second-set tie-break to beat out-of-form Marcos Baghdatis 6-3 7-6 and set up a quarter-final meeting with qualifier Carsten Ball.
The Australian progressed as a result of opponent Dmitry Tursunov, the number three seed, having to retire with an ankle injury.
Ball won the first set but trailed 1-0 in the second when Russian Tursunov decided he was unable to continue.