Marseille, France (SportsNetwork.com) - Reigning champion Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
secured a berth in the quarterfinals at the Open 13 indoor hardcourt tennis
The second-seeded Tsonga held off former world No. 3 Russian Nikolay Davydenko
7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (10-8) at Palais des Sports.
Tsonga beat Czech Tomas Berdych in last year's marquee final to capture
a second title here in five years.
In opening-round action involving a seed, No. 8 Nicolas Mahut beat fellow
Frenchman Kenny De Schepper 7-6 (7-2), 6-3.
Also in round one, German Jan-Lennard Struff overcame Frenchman David Guez
3-6, 6-1, 6-1; Frenchman Michael Llodra topped Slovak Lukas Lacko, 6-3, 7-6
(7-2); Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut edged out German Dustin Brown 7-5, 4-6,
6-3; and Lithuanian Ricardas Berankis was leading Jan Hajek 6-5 in the first
set when the Czech retired on Day 3.
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