Updated: 14/07/2012 21:15 | By pa.press.net

Easy win for Verdasco



Fernando Verdasco, pictured, faces Marcel Granollers in the last four of the Croatia Open

Fernando Verdasco, pictured, faces Marcel Granollers in the last four of the Croatia Open

Top seed Fernando Verdasco needed just 85 minutes to book his place in the semi-finals of the Croatia Open in Umag with a 6-2 6-2 victory over Russia's Andrey Kuznetsov.

Verdasco's last-four opponent will be Spain's Marcel Granollers, who recovered from a nightmare first set - in which he was broken twice - to pull off a 1-6 6-3 7-5 win over Germany's Matthias Bachinger.

Third seed and home favourite Marin Cilic beat American Wayne Odesnik 6-4 6-0 and will next face Ukraine's Alexandr Dolgopolov, who was a 6-4 6-4 winner over Carlos Berlocq of Argentina.

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