Seeds advance to semis
Originally published on: 26/02/10 12:51
Top seed Nikolay Davydenko of Russia cruised past fifth-seeded Frenchman Gael Monfils 6-3 6-3 to secure a last-four meeting with Sweden’s Robin Soderling.
The French Open finalist, seeded third in the Malaysian capital, was a 6-2 6-2 winner against sixth-seeded Czech Tomas Berdych.
The semi-final encounter will be a re-match of the US Open fourth-round clash between the pair, which saw Davydenko retire with a leg injury last month.
Saturday’s second semi pits Fernando Verdasco against Fernando Gonzalez.
Verdasco, the second seed from Spain, overcame Frenchman Richard Gasquet 7-5 6-4 today while fourth-seeded Chilean Gonzalez prevailed 6-3 6-4 against Mikhail Youzhny of Russia.