Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 11/2/12
Michael Llodra is a Parisian prankster, a wine connoisseur and a serve and volleyer. In other words, he is not your average tennis player, and Sam Querrey found the 32-year-old left hander -- who is languishing at the ridiculously low ranking of 121 -- too much to handle in the last match of the day at the Bercy Omnipalais. Winning 29 points at the net and coming in on just about everything, Llodra reached the semifinal of this ATP Masters1000 event for the second time in three years by beating the American 7-6 (6-4), 6-3. "It wasn't just that facing someone who serves and volley all the time is very unusual but the fact that he served so well all through," Querrey said. "He got so much pace and slice that it was very difficult to return. And he was so sharp at the net, picking up some unbelievable volleys." Llodra's reflexes certainly were sharp and he frequently brought roars of approval from his large hometown crowd as he lunged to meet some of Querrey's well-struck passing sh...
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