Newport, RI, USA, 17 July 2015 |

John-Patrick Smith has continued his stunning run at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in Newport, advancing to the semifinals.

His progression to the last four came by way of his 6-3 6-7(2) 6-3 over Japan’s Tatsuma Ito on Thursday.

Next up for the Queenslander is American giantkiller Rajeev Ram, who upset No.1 seed John Isner in the first round.

Ram was a victor at Newport in 2009.

For Smith, the world No.156, it is his first career ATP semifinal; he spoke to about his breakthrough week in Newport.