By dominating Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-4, 5-7, 7-6, Michael Llodra became the fourth French player to reach the 2012 Open 13 quarter finals. Llodra needed to dig deep inside to come through with the win. Down a break in the third, Llodra "stayed focused, which is not easy against him due to his game" and got his break back. The match was decided in the tiebreaker which went in favor of the more offensive of the two players : Michael Llodra.
Llodra now waits to know whom of Fish or Olivetti he will compete with for a semifinal spot.