[Yahoo] Soderling advances to Lyon Open quarters (AP)

Rusty Backhand
10-08-2004, 09:31 PM
Robin Soderling of Sweden beat fourth-seeded countryman Joachim Johansson 6-3, 6-4 in a quarterfinal match Friday at the Lyon Open. Also advancing to the semifinals of the $980,000 indoor tournament were Xavier Malisse of Belgium and David Ferrer of Spain. Malisse downed Russian Mikhail Youzhny 6-3, 6-4, while Ferrer topped Jonas Bjorkman of Sweden 6-2, 6-4.