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Tsonga rallies past Mahut in France

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METZ, France (AP)

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga rallied past Nicolas Mahut 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 on Friday to move into the semifinals of the Moselle Open.

He'll face third-seeded Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine, who was leading 6-3, 1-0 when Xavier Malisse of Belgium retired.

Gilles Muller of Luxembourg upset second-seeded Richard Gasquet of France 6-3, 6-4. Muller will play 2005 champion Ivan Ljubicic, who beat Dutch qualifier Igor Sijsling 6-4, 6-3.

Ljubicic fired 13 aces, including one on match point.

The fourth-seeded Croatian took the first set on a double-fault from Sijsling, who was playing his first quarterfinal on the main tour. Ljubicic then broke serve to lead 4-2 in the next set.

The 49th-ranked Muller was at his shot-making best in the first set, hitting 19 winners to only five for Gasquet.

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