Gasquet beats Davydenko to reach Open Sud quarters




MONTPELLIER, France (AP) — Richard Gasquet beat Nikolay Davydenko 6-3, 6-4 Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals of the Open Sud de France.

The match between two former top-10 players was largely dominated by the fourth-seeded Frenchman, who broke Davydenko’s serve three times and did not face a single break point on his own serve.

Gasquet, who reached the fourth round at the Australian Open last month, sealed victory on his fifth match point after a long baseline rally ended with the Russian slicing a forehand well wide.

Guillaume Rufin of France also advanced after a 7-6 (5), 6-3 win over fifth-seeded Feliciano Lopez of Spain.