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Upsets send Fritz, Basilashvili to semis at Indian Wells

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) β€” Taylor Fritz beat No. 3 seed Alexander Zverev 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (3) to reach the semifinals of the BNP Paribas Open in front of a hometown crowd, scoring the biggest win of his young career. Fritz rallied from a 5-2 deficit in the third set by winning four of five games β€” when Zverev held two match points β€” to force the tiebreaker. He raced to a 6-1 lead and won it on his third match point when Zverev’s forehand landed beyond the baseline. Fritz plays 29th-seeded Nikoloz Basilashvili, who outlasted No. 2 seed Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4, 2-6, 6-4, in the semifinals on Saturday. The other semi features No. 21 Cameron Norrie against No. 23 Grigor Dimitrov, who knocked out top-seeded Daniil Medvedev in three sets on Thursday.

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