Marseille, France (SportsNetwork.com) - Heavy French crowd favorites Richard
Gasquet and reigning champion Jo-Wilfried Tsonga led the charge into the
semifinals at the Open 13 indoor hardcourt tennis event.
The nifty top-seeded Gasquet grounded fifth-seeded Croat Ivan Dodig 7-5, 6-3,
while the second-seeded Tsonga outlasted sixth-seeded fellow Frenchman Edouard
Roger-Vasselin 6-7 (3-7), 6-2, 6-2 at Marseille's Palais des Sports.
Tsonga beat Czech Tomas Berdych in last year's marquee final to capture
a second Marseille title in five years
Gasquet's semifinal opponent on Saturday will be third-seeded Latvian Ernests
Gulbis, who got past eighth-seeded Frenchman Nicolas Mahut 6-3, 7-6 (7-1) on
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