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Richard Bloomfield reaches Hall of Fame semi-finals

Richard Bloomfield
Bloomfield hails from Alpington, near Norwich

British number 12 Richard Bloomfield reached the semi-finals of the Hall of Fame Championships with his third consecutive upset in the tournament.

Bloomfield followed up shock wins over Christophe Rochus and Santiago Giraldo, with a 5-7 7-6 (7-3) 7-5 victory over Ryan Harrison, who is world-ranked 262.

The 552-ranked 27-year-old from Norfolk will next face another American, Mardy Fish, in Newport, Rhode Island.

World number 79 Fish defeated Canada's Frank Dancevic 6-7 (6-8) 6-4 6-4.

Saturday's other last four encounter pits Argentina's Brian Dabul against Belgian Olivier Rochus.

Right-hander Bloomfield turned professional in 2002 and was Britain's number four by 2006 before reaching a career-high world ranking of 176 the following year.

He has never won a title on the men's tour, and his best singles result at Wimbledon - the only Grand Slam tournament he has played in - was making the second round in 2006 after an unexpected win over Carlos Berlocq.



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see also
Unusual Bloomfield bets reported
09 Jul 10 |  Tennis
Bloomfield reaches quarter-finals
08 Jul 10 |  Tennis
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07 Jul 10 |  Tennis


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