Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios has reached the Atp Marseille semi-finals after defeating Norbert Gombos of Slovakia in the quarter-finals on Friday. The Australian needed two sets and 58 minutes to outclass the qualificant 6-3 6-3. For the first time this season, Kyrgios has reached the last-four stage of an ATP event.

Kyrgios, who was the favourite to win the match, had a good day in the office and was trying to be the more agressive one on Friday. The 21-year-old caught fire on his serve, firing 15 aces and winning 29 of 31 (94%) of his first serve points against Gombos.

On the other side, world number 128 Gombos was trying to hang in there, saving seven out of 10 of Kyrgios' break point chances - but fell short eventually. However, Gombos should be leaving Marseille in good spirits as the Marseille quarter-finals result he did achieve was his season's best so far.

Jo Wilfried Tsonga puts up strong performance on Friday

World number 11 Jo Wilfried Tsonga, without many problems surged into the Open 13 Provence in Marseille semi-finals. Tsonga lost just five games on his way to defeating the always tricky French compatriot Gilles Simon 6-4 6-1 in an hour and 15 minutes of play. 31-year-old Frenchman Tsonga is coming off a week where he made it all the way at the Rotterdam Open, and is certainly eyeing to win his second straight ATP title.

The key in the match seemed to be Tsonga's ability to convert his break point chances, while saving the ones of Gilles Simon. Tsonga converted four of seven of his break point opportunities, while saving three of three of the ones he did face against Simon.

All set for a great semi-finals match in Marseille

The Open 13 Provence will have its defending champion, Nick Kyrgios going against fan favourite, Jo Wilfried Tsonga, in the semi-finals.

Prior to the event, the two top-four seeds of the event were projected to meet at the ATP Marseille event on Saturday in the last-four stage. Kyrgios and Tsonga have never met in the past - the Saturday clash will be their first ever.