Eastbourne: Andy Roddick claimed his 600th career singles win and reached the Eastbourne final when Steve Darcis retired Friday after receiving treatment on his back.
Roddick was leading 6-3, 3-1 when Darcis stopped, sending the American into his first final since winning Memphis in February 2011. Roddick next faces third-seeded Andreas Seppi, who beat American Ryan Harrison 7-5, 6-1.
On the women's side, unseeded Tamira Paszek of Austria rallied to beat defending champion Marion Bartoli 4-6, 7-5, 6-4. Paszek's opponent in the final is fifth-seeded Angelique Kerber of Germany, who beat Klara Zakopalova of the Czech Republic 6-0, 6-3.
The American reached the landmark after Steve Darcis retired from the Eastbourne semi-final on Friday.
Sixth-seeded Roddick was in control throughout against Darcis. The Belgian dropped his serve at the start of the second set after leading 40-0, and retired after playing three more games.
"I can't remember much tougher conditions that I've played in," Roddick said. "That wind out there is frightening. It's tough. It's not as much as about tennis today as just kind of getting through it. This week has worked out. Regardless of what happens, I'll go into Wimbledon with some wins behind me and some confidence on a surface I'm very comfortable on, you know, so I feel like I got my game back a little bit this week."