Tennis - Janowicz, Rosol advance to Winston-Salem final

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Tennis - Janowicz, Rosol advance to Winston-Salem final
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WINSTON SALEM, NC - AUGUST 22: Jerzy Janowicz of Poland squats to stretch while playing Sam Querrey of the USA during the men's semi-final match of the Winston-Salem Open at Wake Forest University on August 22, 2014 in Winston Salem, North Carolina. Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP (AFP Photo/STREETER LECKA)

- Poland's Jerzy Janowicz and Czech veteran Lukas Rosol reached the final of the ATP Winston-Salem hardcourt tournament with three-set victories on Friday.

Janowicz, seeking his first ATP trophy, rallied to oust Sam Querrey 4-6, 7-5, 6-4, despite 18 aces from the American.

Earlier in the day, Rosol defeated Taiwan's Lu Yen-Hsun 7-5, 4-6, 6-4 at this US Open warm-up event.

Janowicz, ranked 19 spots below Rosol at 52nd, reached his first Grand Slam semi-final last year at Wimbledon and last week ousted eighth-ranked Grigor Dimitrov at the Cincinnati Masters.

Janowicz won his only prior meeting with Rosol last year in Marseille.

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