Two-time defending champion Paradorn Srichaphan of Thailand and former world number one Lleyton Hewitt of Australia have advanced to Saturday's semifinals of the Long Island Cup men's tennis tournament in New York.

Srichaphan, seeded fourth, lost the first set before going on to beat seventh-seeded Joachim Johansson of Sweden in three sets 3-6, 7-6, 6-3. The Thai sensation takes on ninth seed Luis Horna of Peru in the semifinals as he continues his quest to become the second player to win three consecutive Long Island Cup titles.

Hewitt, the tournament's second seed, also rallied after dropping the first set to oust fifth seed Ignacio Chela of Argentina in the quarterfinals Friday 6-7, 6-1, 6-1. He faces Russian Dmitry Tursunov Saturday.