Oct 7 (Reuters) - Second seed Gael Monfils edged past Croatia's Ivo Karlovic 7-6(6) 7-6(6) and Marin Cilic ousted Argentine Juan Monaco 7-5 6-1 to progress to the Japan Open semi-finals in Tokyo on Friday.
Monfils was due to play in the competition after reaching the US Open semi final, where was hampered by a knee problem, and has had to pull out.
THIS WEEK BA-CA Tennis Trophy VIENNA, Austria Hard-Indoor Seeds: Stan Wawrinka, Fernando Gonzalez, Juan Martin del Potro, Ivo Karlovic, Fernando Verdasco, Tommy Robredo, Gilles Simon, Gael Monfils ADHEREL Notes: Former No. 1 Spaniar...
Second-seeded Gael Monfils overcame an ankle injury to beat Gilles Simon 6-1, 6-4 Thursday and advance to the quarterfinals at the Japan Open
Marin Cilic and David Goffin advanced to the semifinals of the Japan Open on Friday, and they will play each other for a spot in the final