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By Ted Cruz
Israel saves its enemies; Hamas endangers its friends
Topic - Ivan Dodig
Top-ranked Rafael Nadal looked more like his confident self on the clay in passing Ivan Dodig of Croatia 6-3, 6-3, to reach the Barcelona Open quarterfinals on Thursday.
Top-seeded Richard Gasquet of France and defending champion Jo-Wilfried Tsonga both advanced to the Open 13 semifinals on Friday.
Fifth-seeded Ivan Dodig of Croatia and No. 6 Edouard Roger-Vasselin of France reached the second round of the Open 13 in contrasting styles on Tuesday.
Top-seeded Tommy Haas fought hard to defeat Russian qualifier Andrey Kuznetsov and reach the semifinals of the Zagreb Indoors tournament on Friday, while Daniel Evans of Britain upset No. 3 seed Phillip Kohlschreiber from Germany.
Ivan Dodig's retirement on Wednesday increased the tally to 10 - Dodig said he felt like he could die on the court.
"It's not easy to play against a very good friend," Dodig said. "Hopefully I can now win the title."