Former World No. 4 James Blake, the 2005-06 champion in Stockholm, moved into the semi-finals of the If Stockholm Open after David Nalbandian pulled out ahead of their match Friday night with a left hamstring strain. Nalbandian is a former world no.
3 but has battled health and fitness concerns over the past few years. Bkale will meet world No. 73 Jarkko Nieminen who scored a 3-6, 7-5, 6-1 victory over Tobias Kamke. Former World No. 13 Nieminen is through to his first ATP World Tour semi-final of the season.