ATP Marseille Day 4 wrapup: Medvedev, Tsitsipas cruise
Photo: Corinne Dubrueil/Open 13 Provence

Second-round action continued at the Open 13 Provence continued as top seed Daniil Medvedev and second seed Stefanos Tsitsipas moved through with comfortable victories while the doubles semifinals lineup was set.

Top two seeds look strong to reach final eight

Medvedev was solid in a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Egor Gerasimov. A week after losing in the first round in Rotterdam, the Russian won 65 percent of his second serve points and saved the only break point he faced in the 71-minute victory.

"I think Egor is always a good player on indoor hard courts", he said after the match. "I actually think it was not his best match, especially at the beginning of the first set. He was doing some mistakes, I took advantage of it. I feel like I was playing well."

Tsitsipas broke the serve of Lucas Pouille four times as he got his quest for a third straight Marseille title off to a good start with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over the Frenchman.

"I figured out the tactics early on and brought the top of my game", he said after the 64-minute win. "I've been playing well, i've been feeling good on court. [I'm] just trying to stay humble, it doesn't matter where I stand in the ATP rankings."

Arthur Rinderknech reached his first atp tour=level quarterfinal after upsetting seventh seed Alejandro Davidovich Fokina 3-6, 6-1, 6-2 while Pierre-Hugues Herbert moved into the last eight with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Cameron Norrie.

Top three seeds lose in quarterfinal action

The doubles action continued with Americans Nathaniel Lammons and Jackson Withrow upsetting second seeds Luke Bambridge and Dominic Inglot 7-6 (4), 7-6 (5). They'll face the Dutch team of Sander Arends and David Pel, who knocked off third seeds Jonny O'Mara and Aisam Ul-Haq Qureshi 6-4, 7-6 (10).

The other semifinal features the Australian duo of Matthew Ebden and Matt Reid, winners over Davidovich Fokina and Marc Lopez 7-6 (5) 6-1, going against Lloyd Glasspool and Harri Heliovaara, winners over top seeds Ken Skupski and Neal Skupski 2-6, 6-4 10-8.

 

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