Gasquet, Tsonga reach final four on home turf

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Marseille, France ( - 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 Day 5.

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