After first Slam quarters win, Puerta to face Davydenko

Updated: June 1, 2005, 4:01 PM ET

PARIS – Unseeded Mariano Puerta won the battle of the Argentines when he beat Guillermo Canas 6-2, 3-6, 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 Wednesday to reach the French Open semifinals.

Puerta, who was appearing in his first Grand Slam quarterfinal, reeled off the first five games of the match.

Ninth-seeded Canas battled back to lead two sets to one, but as the rallies grew longer and more punishing, Puerta's greater firepower began to pay dividends and he tied the score in the match.

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