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Llodra and Del Potro reach Marseille final

  |   Feb. 25, 2012 at 1:57 PM
MARSEILLE, France, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Juan Martin del Potro beat top-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Saturday to grab one of the berths in the finals of the Open 13 in Marseille, France.

Del Potro took nearly 3 hours to eliminate Tsonga 6-4, 6-7 (9-11), 6-3.

Del Potro, the No. 4 seed in the tournament, will face Frenchman Michael Llodra in Sunday's finals.

Llodra upended third-seeded Janko Tipsarevic 6-4, 7-6 (12-10) to reach the Marseille finals for the third time in four years. He won the title in 2010.

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