Soderling knocked out
Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:42
Almagro’s reward for beating the French Open finalist who was also a winner in Bastad last week will be a quarter-final against surprise package Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay, a 6-4 7-6 (7) winner over Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber.
Second seed Nikolay Davydenko served impressively to beat last week’s Mercedes Cup champion Jeremy Chardy 6-3 6-3. He next faces Victor Hanescu, who saved 11 break points en route to a 3-6 6-3 6-3 win over Julien Benneteau.
German wild card Daniel Brands’ fine run, which saw him knock out top seed Gilles Simon on Wednesday, came to an end when he went down 7-5 7-5 to another Frenchman, Paul-Henri Mathieu.
Victor Troicki edged past Spain’s Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-7 (2) 6-4 7-6 (8). David Ferrer came from behind to beat Juan Monaco 4-6 7-5 6-2 while the game between Simon Greul and Ivan Navarro was suspended at 5-5 due to darkness.