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Gicquel beats Robredo

LYON: Home favourite Marc Gicquel caused the first major shock of the ATP Lyon Grand Prix on Monday, knocking out second seeded Spaniard Tommy Robredo 6-4, 7-6(5).

Gicquel, 79th in the world, has a good record here, having reached the final 12 months ago. He broke serve in the 10th game of the first set to clinch it and then edged the Spaniard in the second set tie-break.

There was more French success for Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, world No. 65, who beat American Vince Spadea 6-3, 6-4, and Julien Benneteau, 68th, is also through having beaten countryman Edouard Roger-Vasselin, 93rd, 5-7, 6-3, 6-1.

The results (first round):

At St. Petersburg: ATP St. Petersburg Open: Simone Bolelli bt Jonas Bjorkman 7-6(8), 6-2; Andy Murray bt Max Mirnyi 6-2, 6-2; Marin Cilic bt Michail Elgin 6-3, 6-4; Mario Ancic bt Nicolas Lapentti 6-4, 6-1; Philipp Kohlschreiber bt Evgeny Korolev 7-6(4), 6-3; Dmitry Tursunov bt Juergen Melzer 7-6(6), 7-6(0); Ernests Gulbis bt Thomas Johansson 6-2, 6-1; Boris Pashanski bt Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 7-6(6), 6-4; Denis Matsukevitch bt Igor Kunitsyn 7-6(2), 6-3.

At Lyon: ATP Lyon Grand Prix: Gilles Simon bt Andrei Pavel 6-2, 2-6, 6-1; Diego Hartfield bt Nicholas Mahut 7-6(8), 6-4; Marc Gicquel bt Tommy Robredo 6-4, 7-6(5); Julien Benneteau bt Edouard Roger-Vasselin 5-7, 6-3, 6-1; Julien Benneteau bt Edouard Roger-Vasselin 5-7, 6-3, 6-1; Jo-Wilfried Tsonga bt Vince Spadea 6-3, 6-4; Mardy Fish bt Nicolas Almagro 2-6, 6-3, 7-6(4); Alejandro Falla bt Igor Andreev 7-6(2), 6-1; Juan Monaco bt Sebastien de Chaunac 6-7(11), 6-3, 7-6(3).

At Basel: ATP Swiss Open: Agustin Calleri bt David Ferrer 6-4, 7-6(3); Stefan Koubek bt Juan-Ignacio Chela 6-3, 6-4, Roko Karanusic bt Julian Reister 6-0, 6-3, Jarkko Nieminen bt Robby Ginepri 3-6, 6-4, 7-5.

At Linz: WTA Generali Ladies Open: Gisela Dulko bt Sandra Martinovic 6-3, 6-3; Alona Bondarenko bt Martina Mueller 6-3, 6-0; Yvonne Meusburger bt Melanie Klaffner 6-7(2), 6-4, 6-3; Alicia Molik bt Agnieszka Radwanska 6-4, 3-6, 6-1; Karin Knapp bt Michaella Krajicek 4-6, 6-4, 7-6(4). — Agencies

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