|Qualifier Johnson advances to Delray Beach semis|
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DELRAY BEACH — Steve Johnson defeated No. 6 seed Feliciano Lopez 6-3, 6-2 at the Delray Beach Open on Friday.
Johnson, who upset top-seeded Tommy Haas two days ago, earned a spot in the semifinals for the first time at an ATP event. The 24-year-old from the University of Southern California will face fellow American Kevin Anderson, the fourth seed.
“I’m playing composed tennis and staying within myself,” said Johnson, who helped USC to four NCAA titles.
Johnson had to win two qualifying matches to earn a spot in the 32-player main draw.
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