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Murray, Baghdatis win at Marseilles

Feb. 15, 2008 at 8:50 PM   |   Comments

MARSEILLES, France, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Andy Murray and Marcos Baghdatis led Friday's quarterfinal winners at the men's Open 13 indoor tennis tournament in Marseilles, France.

The Scot Murray, seeded fourth, beat Frenchman Nicolas Mahut 7-5, 7-6 (7-5) and the Cypriot Baghdatis, seeded sixth, knocked No. 3 Russian Mikhail Youzhny 7-6 (7-2), 6-3.

"I served a lot better than I did in my last two matches," said Murray, the No. 1 player in his transplanted England. "My serve is an area I've worked a lot on since coming back from (the Australian Open)."

Elsewhere, Croat Mario Ancic topped Sweden's Robin Soderling, a former Marseilles finalist 6-3, 6-7 (4-7), 6-2; and eighth-seeded Frenchman Paul-Henri Mathieu was beaten by unseeded compatriot Gilles Simon 6-3, 6-4.

Saturday's semifinals pit Murray against Mathieu and Ancic against Baghdatis.

The eventual champion will collect $125,000 on Sunday.

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