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Injured Roddick knocked out of SAP Open

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Andy Roddick slammed one racket, broke another, argued with the chair umpire and shouted back at his own box. At one point, he smacked a ball high into the black curtains behind the far baseline grandstand.

That was maybe the only time he hit his target.

Hobbled by a fresh right ankle sprain and a troublesome hamstring that forced his retirement from last month's Australian Open, Roddick lost to Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin 6-2, 6-4 in the quarterfinals of the SAP Open on Friday night. Roddick dropped every point in his first service game and never regained his rhythm in a maddening match that took only 76 minutes.

Earlier Friday, 19-year-old American Ryan Harrison moved closer to his first ATP singles title with a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Bulgaria's Dimitar Kutrovsky. Harrison will face defending tournament champion Milos Raonic in the semifinals today after the hard-serving Canadian defeated Kevin Anderson 7-5, 7-6 (3). Istomin will play Frenchman Julien Benneteau, who rallied to beat Belgium's Steve Darcis 3-6, 6-1, 6-2.

Fresh off his Davis Cup debut last weekend that helped the U.S. sweep Switzerland, Harrison hastily blew past Kutrovsky in 62 minutes. Harrison rallied from 2-0 down in the second set and took advantage of two calls overturned by replay to break Kutrovsky's serve for the final time.

Harrison moved into his third career semifinal at an ATP event — he lost to Mardy Fish both times last year in Atlanta and Los Angeles. He does have one professional doubles championship, teaming with Australia's Matthew Ebden last year in Newport, R.I.

Qatar Open

At Doha, Qatar, U.S. Open champion Sam Stosur reached her first semifinal of the year, defeating Monica Niculescu 6-2, 2-6, 6-3 at the Qatar Open.

In another quarterfinal, top-ranked Victoria Azarenka swept aside Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium 6-0, 6-4 for her 15th straight win. Azarenka next plays Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland, who beat American Christina McHale 6-1, 6-1.

Stosur will face fifth-seeded Marion Bartoli of France, who ended the strong run of Lucie Safarova of Czech Republic, 7-5, 4-6, 6-1.

ABN Amro WorldTennis Tournament

At Rotterdam, Netherlands, Roger Federer extended his perfect record against Jarkko Nieminen with a 7-5, 7-6 (2) win to reach the semifinals at the ABN Amro World Tennis Tournament.

The top-seeded Federer did not face a single break point in his 13th straight win over the Fin dating to 2002. The No. 3-ranked Swiss will face Nikolay Davydenko, who dispatched fifth-seeded Frenchman Richard Gasquet 7-5, 6-3.

Third-seeded Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina reached the semifinals with a 6-0, 6-1 win over seventh-ranked Viktor Troicki of Serbia. Del Potro will play second-seeded Tomas Berdych, who ousted Andreas Seppi of Italy 6-3, 6-4.