Japanese wild card, Nieminen ease into semis; Ancic withdraws
STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- Japanese wild card Kei Nishikori, ailing with a sore throat and aching knee, reached the Stockholm Open semifinals Friday when second-seeded Mario Ancic withdrew because of fever.
"I wanted to play the match somehow," Nishikori said. "Now I've got a day to rest and I'm sure I can play. It's the semifinals. It's big for me."
The 18-year-old Nishikori will play Robin Soderling on Saturday.
The fourth-seeded Soderling, the last Swede in the main ...
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