Llorda, Gasquet reach Marseille quarters

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iol spt feb23 Gasquet AFP Richard Gasquet reached the quarterfinales in Marseille.

MARSEILLE, France – Michael Llodra of France stunned sixth-seeded Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine 6-4, 5-7, 7-6 (5) Thursday to reach the quarterfinals of the Open 13.

Llodra had 19 aces, and the 2010 champion won four straight points to take a 5-2 lead in the deciding tiebreaker.

Richard Gasquet also advanced by cruising past Igor Kunitsyn of Russia 6-3, 6-2.

The fifth-seeded Frenchman broke Kunitsyn's serve three times and saved all six break points he faced.

Gasquet has now reached the quarterfinals four times this season. – Sapa-AP

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