Tursunov through to quarterfinals at Open 13

Updated: 17 February 2011 20:26 IST

Dmitry Tursunov of Russia upset fifth-seeded Ivan Ljubicic of Croatia 7-6 (4), 6-3 Thursday in the second round of the Open 13.

Marseille:

Dmitry Tursunov of Russia upset fifth-seeded Ivan Ljubicic of Croatia 7-6 (4), 6-3 Thursday in the second round of the Open 13.

Ljubicic had 15 aces but could not force a break point against Tursunov, who earned the only break of the match in the second set. Tursunov faces No. 4 Jurgen Melzer of Austria in the quarterfinals.

Croatia's Marin Cilic also advanced after beating Philipp Petzschner of Germany 7-6 (3), 6-3.

He next plays either No. 2 Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic or France's Edouard Roger-Vasselin.

Top-seeded Robin Soderling of Sweden was playing his second-round match later against Frenchman Nicolas Mahut.

Topics : Tennis
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