Enev, who is No. 2 in the ITF world rankings, continued to work his way through the draw in two-set fashion, this time discarding No. 7 seed Janko Tipsarevic 6-3, 6-3. Tipsarevic was the highest seed remaining to challenge Enev.
“It was an OK match,” said the18-year old Bulgarian, who exudes confidence. “I played good. I hit my shots perfect.” Enev will meet unseeded Gilles Muller of Luxemborg while the other semifinal will match Brazil’s Bruno Soares, who beat American Robby Ginepri in three sets, and Echagaray, who has played in the OB tournament annually since he was 14 but never reached a semifinal.
looking for his first Orange Bowl title in five appearances, summed it up: “Second
is no good. Third is no good,” he said Friday. “I can do it.”