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Monfils beats Mahut to reach quarters

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METZ, France (AP)

Seventh-seeded Gael Monfils of France extended his successful return after several months out with a knee injury on Thursday, reaching the quarterfinals of the Moselle Open with a 7-6 (4), 7-5 victory over compatriot Nicolas Mahut.

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It was Monfils' second match since losing to Brian Baker of the United States at the Open de Nice in May. The 2009 Metz champion hit 12 aces to secure a match against second-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber.

''The fatigue builds up, I have lots of little niggles,'' Monfils said. ''I still feel a bit heavy, so I push and grimace a bit. But day after day, I'm getting better.''

Kohlschreiber, a runner-up three years ago, defeated Benoit Paire of France 6-2, 1-6, 6-1.

Third-seeded Marcel Granollers of Spain was forced to retire with an abdominal injury while trailing Ivo Karlovic 6-2, 2-2. The Croatian will face Nikolay Davydenko in the quarterfinals after the eighth-seeded Russian defeated Gilles Muller of Luxembourg, 7-5, 6-4.

Fifth-seeded Andreas Seppi of Italy also advanced, cruising to a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Frenchman Vincent Millot in just over an hour.

American Jesse Levine faces a quarterfinal match against top-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga after beating Michael Berrer of Germany 6-3, 3-6, 6-0.

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