SERIOUS BUISNESS IN MARSEILLE
If you look at the schedule you could think that you are attending the French National Championships . Five quarterfinalist out of eight are French.
The only quarterfinal without a French competitor. will be the first of the day with last year’s champion Nick Kyrgios versus Norbert Gombos, who made it all the way from the qualification into the quarterfinals.
Gilles Simon versus Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will be the first all French match. It’s their eleventh meeting already and Tsonga is leading in the head to head statistics 7 to 3. The tennis fans can expect an exciting and fiercely contested match between the two Frenchies.
At his third participation of the Open 13 Provence, Lucas Pouille will face Daniil Medvedev of Russia, in the quarterfinals. In their first meeting the two youngsters will fight hard for a spot in the semi-final.
To end the day the crowd will await, again, an all French duel. Number one seed Gael Monfils takes on fellow countryman Richard Gasquet. Its already their 13th meeting and the top seed leads in the head to head statistics 7-5.