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Russell advances to Newport's semifinals

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NEWPORT, R.I. -

American Michael Russell advanced to the semifinals at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships on Thursday by outlasting No. 3 seed Igor Sijsling of The Netherlands 7-6 (3), 6-7 (6), 7-6 (5).

The 35-year old Russell lost the first three points of the deciding tiebreaker before rallying to reach his second career ATP semifinal. He raised both arms in triumph when Sijsling hit a backhand return long and wide.

Russell and Sijsling took center court after a couple of rain delays pushed back play about two hours.

Nicolas Mahut, a wild card entrant, from France faced Michal Przysiezny in another quarterfinal match after the lengthy opener.

Russell won the final four points of the first tiebreak, but blew a 5-3 lead in the second set.

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