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Quartet of Frenchmen Reach Montpelier Final Eight

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(February 7, 2013) Michael Llodra stunned second seed Janko Tipsarevic 6-3, 7-6 (4) to move into the Open Sud de France quarterfinals. The net rushing Llodra fired 13 aces past Tipsarevic.

“My serve was good today and that helps on a quick surface like this,” Llodra said.

Llodra’s countryman Gilles Simon had 12 aces in a 7-6 (5), 6-2 victory over qualifier Arnau Brugues-Davi. Simon will play another Frenchman Benoit Paire next.

Richard Gasquet will face Julien Benneteau in another all-French affair after defeating countryman Gael Monfils 6-3, 2-6, 6-3.

 

RESULTS – THURSDAY, 7 FEBRUARY, 2013

Singles – Second Round
M Llodra (FRA) d [2] J Tipsarevic (SRB) 63 76(4)
[3] R Gasquet (FRA) d G Monfils (FRA) 63 26 63
[4] G Simon (FRA) d [Q] A Brugues-Davi (ESP) 76(5) 62
[6] [WC] J Benneteau (FRA) d V Hanescu (ROU) 64 64
J Hajek (CZE) d [7] V Troicki (SRB) 60 42 ret. (right hamstring)
S Stakhovsky (UKR) d T Ito (JPN) 67(4) 64 76(3)

Doubles – Quarter-finals
[1] C Fleming (GBR) / J Marray (GBR) d F Serra (FRA) / G Simon (FRA) 64 61
M Gicquel (FRA) / M Llodra (FRA) d [2] E Butorac (USA) / P Hanley (AUS) 46 63 10-6
J Murray (GBR) / J Peers (AUS) d [3] T Huey (PHI) / D Inglot (GBR) 64 62
J Brunstrom (SWE) / R Klaasen (RSA) d [4] J Delgado (GBR) / K Skupski (GBR) 62 63

SCHEDULE – FRIDAY, 8 FEBRUARY, 2013

COURT CENTRAL start 1:00 pm
J Hajek (CZE) vs M Llodra (FRA)
J Nieminen (FIN) vs S Stakhovsky (UKR)
[8] B Paire (FRA) vs [4] G Simon (FRA)

Not Before 7:00 PM
[3] R Gasquet (FRA) vs [6] [WC] J Benneteau (FRA)
[1] C Fleming (GBR) / J Marray (GBR) vs J Brunstrom (SWE) / R Klaasen (RSA)

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