Roddick reaches quarterfinals in Lyon

Oct. 23, 2008 at 9:32 PM

LYON, France, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Andy Roddick reached the quarterfinals of the Lyon Grand Prix Thursday, surviving two tiebreaks with fellow-American Robby Ginepri.

Roddick, who won the tournament three years ago, scored a 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-3) victory to set up a quarterfinal meeting with Robin Soderling.

Soderling was a 6-1, 6-2 winner over qualifier Christophe Rochus.

Second-seeded Richard Gasquet was ousted from the event by Steve Darcis 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (7-5). No 3 seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga advanced by defeating Fabrice Santoro 6-2, 5-7, 6-3.

Tsonga will have a quarterfinal meeting with former world No. 1 Juan Carlos Ferrero, a 6-4, 6-1 winner over Paul-Henri Mathieu.

Ferrero captured the Lyon event 11 years ago.

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