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After Gasquet beat fifth-seeded Ivan Dodig

  • June 6, 2018 11:37 PM EDT

    MARSEILLE, France -- Top-seeded Richard Gasquet of France and defending champion Jo-Wilfried Tsonga both advanced to the Open 13 semifinals on Friday. Ken Griffey Jersey . After Gasquet beat fifth-seeded Ivan Dodig of Croatia 7-5, 6-3, Tsonga followed up with a 6-7 (3), 6-2, 6-2 win against sixth-seeded Edouard Roger-Vasselin in an all-French match. 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 Dodigs forehand from the back of the court was wide. "I played a solid match. I served well, didnt really drop off at all during the match and managed to save some break-points," said Gasquet, who lost the Open Sud de France final in Montpellier to countryman Gael Monfils earlier this month. "Im happy to be in the semifinals. Its the first time Ive reached the semifinals here so Id like to get to the final." Gasquet next faces third-seeded Ernests Gulbis of Latvia, who won 6-3, 7-6 (1) against No. 8 Nicolas Mahut of France to reach his second consecutive semifinal. He leads the 23rd-ranked Gulbis 2-0 in the career head-to-heads. Tsonga, who improved to 4-0 against Roger-Vasselin, next faces Germanys Jan-Lennard Struff, who continued his run toward a first career final with a 6-4, 6-3 win against Frenchman Michael Llodra. "Edouard played very well. He took his chance in the tiebreaker and was very aggressive," Tsonga said. "It was tricky and Im glad to have got out of it. I hope I recover well so that I can play a good match tomorrow." Tsonga broke Roger-Vasselin twice in the second and third sets, and sealed victory on his first match point with a backhand pass down the line. But Tsonga, who had 39 winners, was unhappy with his overall performance. "I got through with my serve tonight," he said. "The rest wasnt great and at one point I wanted to leave the court because I was ashamed of how I was playing." The 23-year-old Struff, who is ranked 117th, had nine aces, won 87 per cent of first-service points, did not face a single break-point and broke Llodras serve three times in a dominant performance. Yonder Alonso Jersey . With timely hitting and good pitching, the Marlins are one win away from sweeping the slumping Houston Astros. Ichiro Suzuki Jersey .C. -- Theyll remember the OT from the first Syracuse-Duke game -- and the Ts that decided Round 2.Wigan striker Will Grigg has been named the PFA Fans Player of the Month for March in Sky Bet League One. Wigan enjoyed a fine March to move within a point of league leaders Burton and Grigg, who scored four goals during the month, put in a fine performance.The 24-year-old earned 38.7 per cent of the public vote to beat Shrewsbury Towns Sullay Kaikai (31.3 percent) and Oldhams Aaron Amadi-Holloway (30 per cent), who both made the final three-man shortlist. Wigan Athletics Will Grigg scored four goals in March That list was reduced from an initial 12-man shortlist which included Ashley Fletcher (Barnsley), Jamie Proctor (Bradford City), Lucas Akins (Burton Albion), Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United), Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Rochdale), Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town), Steve Morison (Millwall), Tom Bradshaw (Walsall) and Yanic Wildschut (Wigan Athletic).Every month throughout the English football season fans will have the opportunity to vote on skysports.com for the player they think has performed best in the Premier League, Sky Bet Championship, Sky Bet League One and Sky Bet League Two, after Sky Sports teamed up with the PFA to be the digital platform for the awards. Highlights of Wigans 4-1 win over Swindon from Sky Bet League One. Felix Hernandez Jersey. Before the vote opens each month, an expert panel will produce a shortlist of contenders. Fans will then be able to vote for the player they think deserves the award.The panel includes Sky Sports football pundits Paul Merson, Ian Holloway and Peter Beagrie.That trio will be joined by Mike Riley, general manager of Professional Game Match Officials, and Malcolm Clarke, chairman of the Football Supporters Federation, as well as the winning fan from each month. Get Sky Sports Alerts News, line ups and goal alerts from your football club - direct to your mobile Also See: Meet the panel Latest PFA Fans PotM news Previous results Get Sky Sports Cheap Jerseys Throwback Wholesale NFL Hoodies Cheap NFL Womens Jerseys Wholesale NFL Camo Jerseys Wholesale NFL Autographed Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Throwback China NFL Jerseys ' ' '