French Open - Davydenko defeats Isner in Nice

Thu, 24 May 21:15:00 2012

Top seed John Isner was knocked out of the Nice Open after losing his quarter-final clash with Nikolay Davydenko.

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The big-serving American lost 6-4 7-6(4) to Russian former world number three Davydenko, who is currently 53rd in the ATP rankings.

Davydenko will now face another American, Brian Baker, in the semi-finals of the tournament on the Cote d'Azur after Baker beat Kazakhstan's Mikhail Kukushkin 4-6 6-3 7-6(4).

In the other half of the draw defending champion Nicolas Almagro is through to the final four once again after beating Belgium's Steve Darcis 6-4 6-4.

The Spanish third seed will now face second-seeded Gilles Simon in the semis after the Frenchman defeated Brazil's Thomaz Bellucci 7-5 6-0.

Reuters

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