Soderling upset

HAMBURG:Nicolas Almagro ended his two-match losing streak against Robin Soderling by beating the third-seeded French Open runner-up 7-5, 6-3 on Thursday to reach the quarter-finals of the German Open.

Qualifier Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay upset eighth-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany 6-4, 7-6 (8) and second-seeded Nikolay Davydenko ended

Jeremy Chardy’s bid for a second title in two weeks by beating the Frenchman 6-3, 6-3.

The 15th-seeded Chardy won his first title last week in Stuttgart to rise to a career-high No. 32 in the rankings. Davydenko is still looking for his first title of the year after being injured for most of the first four months. Paul-Henri Mathieu of France, seeded 13th, beat German wild card Daniel Brands 7-5, 7-5.