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Top-seed Gasquet loses in Eastbourne

June 19, 2012 at 2:37 PM   |   Comments

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EASTBOURNE, England, June 19 (UPI) -- Marinko Matosevic won two tiebreakers Tuesday in upsetting No. 1-seeded Richard Gasquet at the AEGON International tennis tournament in England.

Matosevic, a qualifier, defeated Gasquet 1-6, 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-3) in a second-round match that took 2 1/2 hours.

Gasquet dropped serve just once, falling behind 5-4 in the third set, but answered with a break of his own to even the match. Matosevic, however, grabbed the early advantage in the tiebreaker and held on for the victory.

The other matches Tuesday were all first-rounders, including Lu Yen-Hsun's 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (7-4) upset of fifth-seeded Julien Benneteau. No. 6-seeded Andy Roddick, 7-11 this year, advanced when fellow American Sam Querrey retired after Roddick went up 5-2.

No. 7-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber defeated Go Soeda 6-4, 7-5 and Denis Istomin was a 6-4, 6-3 winner over Michael Llodra in Tuesday's other matches.

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