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Grosjean, Gicquel advance to Lyon final

Oct. 27, 2007 at 7:22 PM   |   Comments

LYON, France, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Sebastien Grosjean and Marc Gicquel Saturday advanced to the final of the Lyon Tennis Grand Prix at Lyon, France.

Their semifinal victories set up an all-French title match before a throng of enthusiastic tennis fans in their home country.

Gicquel had a tough time before beating Colombian qualifier Alejandro Falla, 4-6, 6-2, 7-6 (9-7), while Grosjean was an easy 6-1, 6-2, victor against compatriot Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, who is ranked 65th in the world and qualified for his first ATP semifinal.

In Sunday's final, Grosjean and Gicquel will play for a winner's check of $138,000.

The event has seen a number of seeded losers.

Among them were No. 1 Andy Roddick of the United States and second-seeded Tommy Robredo of Spain.

No. 3 Tommy Haas of Germany withdrew before the event began.

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