Anderson advances in Claro Open Colombia

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BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- Second-seeded Kevin Anderson of South Africa advanced to the Claro Open Colombia semifinals Friday, beating sixth-seeded Santiago Giraldo of Colombia 6-3, 6-3.

Anderson will face Croatia's Ivo Karlovic, a 7-6 (5), 7-6 (3) winner over fifth-seeded Adrian Mannarino of France in the hardcourt tournament at Centro de Alto Rendimiento.

In the night quarterfinals, top-seeded Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia faced Colombia's Alejandro Falla, while

Italy's Matteo Viola was set to play Canada's Vasek Pospisil.