Defending champion Nick Kyrgios breezed into the semifinals at the Open 13 Marseille on Friday.
Kyrgios required only 58 minutes to roll to a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Slovakian qualifier Norbert Gombos at Marseille, France. The Australian will have the crowd against him in the semis when he faces Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France on Saturday.
The third-seeded Kyrgios never faced a break point and won 94 percent of his first-serve points in overpowering Gombos.
"I thought I served and returned really well today," said Kyrgios. "All that matters is that I'm going out there and playing every point hard. I think I'm pretty aggressive on my returns, particularly here where I'm trying to get in the first big hit."
The second-seeded Tsonga was similarly impressive in a 6-4, 6-1 victory over countryman Gilles Simon. Tsonga broke the seventh-seeded Simon three times before closing out the match in 75 minutes.
A two-time winner here, Tsonga is seeking back-to-back titles after capturing the championship at Rotterdam a week ago. He will be facing Kyrgios for the first time.
The sixth-seeded Gasquet squandered a 3-1 lead in the first-set tiebreaker before rallying for the victory, breaking Monfils twice in the decisive third set.
Up next for Gasquet is another countryman in fourth-seeded Lucas Pouille, who advanced with a 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 victory over Russia's Daniil Medvedev. Gasquet and Pouille have split two career meetings.