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Gasquet, Seppi into quarters

Richard Gasquet (AFP)
Richard Gasquet (AFP)

Shenzhen - Third-seeded Richard Gasquet of France saved all six break points he faced in defeating Gilles Muller of Luxembourg 6-3, 6-2 to advance to the Shenzhen Open quarter-finals on Wednesday.

Gasquet, who lost his previous two meetings with the left-handed Muller, set up a quarterfinal clash with Juan Monaco of Argentina, who beat seventh-seeded Vasek Pospisil 7-5, 2-6, 6-3, despite 11 aces by the Canadian.

Eighth-seeded Andreas Seppi of Italy also won, 6-4, 6-3 over compatriot Simone Bolelli, who won their only previous match six years ago.

Seppi goes on to face either fourth-seeded Tommy Robredo of Spain or Sam Groth of Australia.

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