Roddick to face Seppi in Eastbourne final
After a Thursday washout, the men's quarterfinals at Eastbourne were played on Friday. As a result, winners were doing double duty at an event which ends on Saturday.
Andy Roddick will line up against holder Andreas Seppi for the title as the former number one American advanced 6-3, 3-1 when Belgian Steve Darcis retired.
Italy's Seppi, the third seed, beat American Ryan Harrison 7-5, 6-1.
The win was the 600th of his career for Roddick.
Earlier, the wild card defeated Italian Fabio Fognini 6-3, 3-6, 7-5 in the quarterfinals while Seppi advanced in 62 minutes as German Philipp Kohlschreiber retired trailing 7-5, 2-1.
Roddick, a three-time Wimbledon runner-up, said conditions on court were extraordinary.
"They were some of the toughest, I can't remember much tougher that I've played in. That wind out there is frightening. It's not as much as about tennis today as just getting through it," he said.