Monfils reaches Lyon Grand Prix quarters

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:52 IST

Top-seeded Andy Roddick beat French qualifier Nicolas Mahut 7-6 (5), 6-3 in the second-round at the Lyon Grand Prix on Thursday.

Lyon: Top-seeded Andy Roddick beat French qualifier Nicolas Mahut 7-6 (5), 6-3, while teenager Gael Monfils upset No. 3 Gaston Gaudio of Argentina 6-4, 6-3 in the second-round at the Lyon Grand Prix on Thursday. Roddick served 13 aces to advance to a quarterfinal meeting against Mario Ancic, who beat Thomas Enqvist on Wednesday. Also, France's Sebastien Grosjean beat fifth-seeded Tommy Robredo of Spain 7-5, 6-3 and next faces Olivier Rochus of Belgium in the last eight. The 19-year-old Monfils, who has one ATP career title, advanced to a quarterfinal against countryman Marc Gicquel, who beat Italy's Davide Sanguinetti 6-3, 6-2. The win improved Monfils to 23-21 overall but he felt the match - and 2004 French Open champion Gaudio - could have been better. "I don't think it was a very good match,'' he said. "There wasn't much rhythm or intensity. Gaston wasn't at his best today either.'' In other matches, Fabrice Santoro defeated fellow Frenchman Paul-Henri Mathieu 6-1, 6-4 while American Vincent Spadea beat Michael Llodra 6-4, 6-3. (AP)
Topics : Tennis Andy Roddick
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