October 22, 2014
PARIS (AP) - Robin Soderling of Sweden has followed his French Open upset of Rafael Nadal by beating Nikolay Davydenko in the quarterfinals.
The 23rd-seeded Soderling won the first five games Tuesday and never was in trouble during a 6-1, 6-3, 6-1 victory over the 10th-seeded Davydenko.
Soderling was making his debut in the quarterfinals of a major tournament after ending four-time defending champion Nadal's record
31-match Roland Garros winning streak. Soderling stunned Nadal in
four sets in the fourth round.
Soderling has never won a clay-court tournament. He faces No. 3 Andy Murray or No. 12 Fernando Gonzalez next.
It was Davydenko's ninth career Grand Slam quarterfinal. He was a French Open semifinalist in 2005 and 2007.