Auckland, New Zealand (SportsNetwork.com) - Four-time champion David Ferrer
was defeated in the semifinals on Friday at the Heineken Open, a final
hardcourt Australian Open tune-up.
The top-seeded and three-time reigning champion Ferrer was defeated by Yen-
Hsun Lu of Chinese Taipei 6-4, 7-6 (7-4).
In the other match of the night, third-seeded American John Isner rallied from
a first-set loss to take a 3-6, 7-6 (7-2), 6-4 victory over Spaniard Roberto
Isner won this event in 2010 and will be shooting for his eighth career title,
while Lu is still looking for his first title.
The Sports Network