Gasquet, Llodra reach quarterfinals in Marseille


MARSEILLE, France (AP) -- Michael Llodra of France edged 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 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 reached the quarterfinals four times this season.