Haase beats defending champ Youzhny at Swiss Open

The Associated Press
Haase beats defending champ Youzhny at Swiss Open
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Robin Haase of the Netherlands celebrates his victory against Mikhail Youzhny of Russia during the quarterfinal match at the Swiss Open tennis tournament in Gstaad, Switzerland, Friday, July 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Keystone,Peter Schneider)

GSTAAD, Switzerland (AP) -- Robin Haase advanced to the semifinals of the Swiss Open by beating defending champion Mikhail Youzhny 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 Friday in a rematch of last year's final.

The top-seeded Russian saved six match points in the final game before finally losing.

Haase, a Dutchman seeded seventh, will play Juan Monaco in Saturday's semifinals. Monaco beat two-time champion Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil 7-6 (1), 6-1.

In a match held over from Thursday, fourth-seeded Fernando Verdasco of Spain completed a 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (3) win over Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany.

Verdasco returned on court later to beat Viktor Troicki of Serbia 6-4, 6-7 (7), 6-1 in the last quarterfinal match.

Verdasco set up an all-Spanish semifinal against Pablo Andujar, who beat another Spaniard, second-seeded Marcel Granollers, 7-5, 6-3.