Nadal upset by Tsonga; Roddick, Murray advance

June 10, 2011 - 3:00 PM
Britain Queens Club Tennis

Jo-Wilfred Tsonga of France reacts after he defeated Rafael Nadal of Spain in his match at the Queens Club grass court tennis tournament in London, Friday, June 10, 2011. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

LONDON (AP) — Rafael Nadal was upset by Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-7 (3), 6-4, 6-1 Friday in the quarterfinals at Queens Club.

Tsonga had 25 aces and kept the French Open champion off balance with his powerful baseline game and inspired net play.

Andy Roddick eased past Fernando Verdasco 6-2, 6-2. Second-seeded Andy Murray received a walkover into the semifinals when Marin Cilic of Croatia withdrew with an ankle injury.

In a delayed third-round match, defending champion Sam Querrey was upset by 216th-ranked James Ward of Britain 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.

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LONDON (AP) — Andy Roddick remained on course for a record fifth title at Queen's Club after he defeated seventh-seeded Fernando Verdasco 6-2, 6-2 to reach the semifinals on Friday.

Defending champion Sam Querrey was upset by James Ward of Britain 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, and second-seeded Andy Murray received a walkover into the semifinals when eighth-seeded Marin Cilic of Croatia withdrew with an ankle injury.

Querrey's defeat came after his third-round match was suspended overnight at one-set all. When play resumed, the 216th-ranked Ward earned the only break of the third set to lead 4-3, and fought off a break point as he served out the match.

Later Friday, top-seeded Rafael Nadal faced fifth-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, and Ward played Adrian Mannarino.