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Soderling stuns Gasquet

MARSEILLE: Unseeded Swede Robin Soderling reached the Marseille Open semifinals, outgunning Richard Gasquet 6-1, 7-6(4) here on Friday.

Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus also went through with a 2-6, 7-6(7), 7-5 verdict over Russian Mikhail Youzhny.

The results: At Marseille (ATP Marseille Open): Quarterfinals: Marcos Baghdatis bt Mikhail Youzhny 2-6, 7-6(7), 7-5; Robin Soderling bt Richard Gasquet 6-1, 7-6(4); Gilles Simon bt Jonas Bjorkmann 7-6(4), 6-2; Jarkko Nieminen bt Julien Benneteau 6-2, 1-6, 6-3.

At San Jose (ATP SAP Open): Quarterfinals: Ivo Karlovic bt Mardy Fish 7-6(2), 6-4; Benjamin Becker bt Marat Safin 6-4, 6-3; Andy Roddick bt Vincent Spadea 6-3, 6-7(5), 6-1; Andy Murray bt Hyung-Taik Lee 4-6, 6-3, 7-6(4).

At Rio de Janeiro (ATP Brazil Open): Second round: Juan Ignacio Chela bt Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo 6-2, 6-3; Juan Monaco bt Thiago Alves 6-2, 6-3; Guillermo Canas bt Albert Portas 6-4, 6-0.

At Antwerp (WTA Diamond Games): Quarterfinals: Anna Chakvetadze bt Nadia Petrova 6-3, 6-4; Amelie Mauresmo bt Dinara Safina 6-1, 6-3; Kim Clijsters bt Ana Ivanovic 6-2, 6-1; Tatiana Golovin bt Elena Likhovtseva 7-6(3), 7-5. Agencies