With the spectacle of frustration and an implosion from Andy Roddick and the smooth sailing of Milos Raonic, the semifinals for the SAP Open at the HP Pavilion in San Jose are set. Roddick dropped straight sets to Denis Istomin 6-2, 6-4 in the quarterfinals while arguing and complaining the whole way. He was the highest seed in the tournament following the withdrawal of Gael Monfils, and now that falls to Raonic, who took home the title last year.
Raonic will be taking on Ryan Harrison, who bested Dimitar Kutrovsky in just 62 minutes on Friday. He was down 2-0 in the second set, but reaped the benefits of replay to get two calls overturned. That match is set for 1:00 p.m. pacific on Saturday and will go for a spot in the finals.
The other spot is down to the aforementioned Istomin and Julien Benneteau of France. Benneteau bested Steve Darcis in three sets, after dropping the first one 3-5. He went on to dominate sets two and three with scores of 6-1 and 6-2. That matchup is set for 7:30 p.m.
There's also doubles to look forward to, with the semifinals set for that as well. Gilles Muller and Oliver Rochus will take on Mark Knowles and Xavier Malisse, while on the other side of the bracket, Kevin Anderson and Frank Moser will take on Rajeev Ram and Scott Lipsky. The finals for both men's singles and doubles will be on Sunday. Below, a full look at the Saturday schedule.
Saturday, Feb. 18 Schedule
Men's Singles Semifinals: Ryan Harrison (USA) vs. Milos Ranoic (CAN) - 1:00 p.m. pacific
Men's Doubles Semifinals: Gilles Muller (LUX) and Oliver Rochus (BEL) vs. Mark Knowles (BAH) and Xavier Malisse (BEL) - following the above matchup
Men's Singles Semifinals: Julien Benneteau (FRA) vs. Denis Istomin (UZB) - 7:30 p.m. pacific
Men's Doubles Semifinals: Kevin Anderson (RSA) and Frank Moser (GER) vs. Scott Lipsky (USA) and Rajeev Ram (USA) - following the above matchup