Dabul, Rochus advance in Quarter-Final action
Fourth-seeded Belgian Olivier Rochus reached the semi-finals for a second straight year at this tournament with a 6-1, 6-3 win over first-time ATP World Tour quarter-finalist Raven Klaasen. Also on court on Thursday, Brian Dabul advanced to his first career ATP World Tour semi-final defeating Dustin Brown 6-4, 6-4. Prior to Newport, Dabul had played just one ATP World Tour tournament this season, which was in March at Indian Wells, where he qualified and reached the third round.
On Friday, No. 5 seed Mardy Fish will take on Frank Sancevic and young American Ryan Harrison will face qualifier Richard Bloomfield.