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Gasquet beats Dodig to reach Open 13 semifinals

Richard Gasquet
Richard Gasquet returns the ball to Ivan Dodig during their Open 13 ATP match on Friday.
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MARSEILLE, France (AP)

Top-seeded Richard Gasquet of France advanced to the Open 13 semifinals after beating fifth-seeded Ivan Dodig of Croatia 7-5, 6-3 on Friday.

Gasquet, ranked ninth, broke Dodig twice in the first set and once more in the second set, where he saved three break-points of his own.

He sealed the win on his own serve when Dodig's forehand from the back of the court was wide.

Gasquet next faces either third-seeded Ernests Gulbis of Latvia or No. 8 Nicolas Mahut of France.

In the other quarters, defending champion Jo-Wilfried Tsonga faced sixth-seeded Edouard Roger-Vasselin in an all-French match and Frenchman Michael Llodra played Germany's Jan-Lennard Struff.

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