SkiStar Swedish Open: Thiemo De Bakker upsets top seed Tomas Berdych
Dutchman Thiemo De Bakker upset top seed Tomas Berdych to reach the semi-finals of the SkiStar Swedish Open in Bastad.
Last Updated: 12/07/13 5:21pm
Unseeded De Bakker, the world No 104, has never made the final of an ATP World Tour event but is now only one win away after a 7-5 7-5 victory over Berdych.
In the last four De Bakker will meet Argentina's Carlos Berlocq, who was a 6-3 3-6 6-0 winner over Spain's Albert Ramos.
Second seed Nicolas Almagro is also out, the Spaniard losing 6-4 4-6 7-5 to countryman Fernando Verdasco, who is continuing the fine form that he showed at Wimbledon.
The favourite for the final will undoubtedly come from the bottom half of the draw, with eighth seed Verdasco next meeting fifth seed Grigor Dimitrov, who saw off third seed Juan Monaco 6-3 6-2.