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By Chris Oddo | Friday, August 22, 2014

Jerzy Janowicz, Winston-Salem 2014

Jerzy Janowicz fought back from a break down in the final set to overcome Sam Querrey in Winston-Salem. Next up? Lukas Rosol in the final.

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Jerzy Janowicz fought back from a break down in the third set to upend American Sam Querrey in the semifinals of the Winston-Salem Open Friday, 4-6, 7-5, 6-4.

The victory sets up a final with the Czech Republic’s Lukas Rosol, who edged Yen-Hsun Lu, 7-5, 4-6, 6-4, earlier Friday.

“That kind of win means a lot to me,” said Janowicz, who hadn’t won more than two matches consecutively all season prior to this week. The Pole, who reached the Wimbledon semifinals in 2013, hadn’t reached a final on tour since his breakout event in Paris in 2012, where he beat five top 20 opponents before falling to David Ferrer in the final.

Rosol, who has reached the quarterfinals at his last five tournaments, is into the fourth final of his career and his first on hard courts.

It is Rosol’s third ATP final of the season. The 29-year-old has gone 0-2 in them.

Janowicz owns a victory in the pair’s only tour-level meeting, win in straight sets in Marseille last season.


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