Treat Huey's rare chance to go up against Rafael Nadal in the doubles was dashed after the tennis superstar and his Spaniard partner withdrew from their quarterfinal match in the Gerry Weber Open in Halle, Germany last Friday.
Fourth-seeded Nadal and Marcel Granollers opted not to play their Final 8 match, handing the semis ticket to Michal Kohlmann and Florian Mayer of Germany.
Incidentally, Nadal, top seed in the singles event, absorbed a shocking 6-3, 6-4 loss to No. 8 Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany in the quarters.
Huey and American Scott Lipsky are battling the German pair at presstime.
The Fil-American netter and his partner advanced to the semifinals via a 6-3, 5-7, 10-6 upset victory over second pick Frantisek Cermak and Julian Knowle of Austria on Thursday. -Kristel Satumbaga/Manila Bulletin Sports