Sixth-seeded Richard Gasquet has made his way into the Open 13 Provence in Marseille semi-finals after defeating Gael Monfils. World number 19 of France Gasquet had to create a comeback in order to take down Monfils after falling down to his compatriot in the match 6-7 (5-7) 6-4 6-2. It took two hours and 16 minutes of action for Gasquet to complete a comeback against the number one favourite of the tournament. Gasquet now has reached his second ATP semi-finals of the 2017 season, as he made the last-four stage earlier this month in Montpellier.

Gasquet did manage to break Monfils' serve for six times in the match, converting 6 out of 11 of his break chances - while saving 4 out of 7 of his opponents break point opportunities.

World number 12 Monfils fired 16 aces, but it wasn't enough in the end to help him touch the finish line first. It was Monfils' second tournament of the year, as he previously did only play at the Australian Open.

Lucas Pouille survives a scare

Rising Frenchman Lucas Pouille will be featuring the Atp Marseille last-four stage after outclassing talented Daniil Medvedev. Fourth-seeded Pouille had to find his way back in the match after falling to the talented Russian - which he has done successfully - 4-6 6-1 6-4. After an early season injury problems, Pouille seems to be healthy and ready to achieve some notable results.

Pouille had a good day on his first serve, winning 40 out of 45 of his points on the first serve - he fired 15 aces - converted 3 out of 7 of his break point chances.

On the other side, Medvedev of Russia hit 10 aces against the French tennis player. The match lasted just over an hour and a half - an hour and 32 minutes was seen of action was seen.

All set for an all French semi-finals in Marseille

French veteran Richard Gasquet will be facing rising tennis player from his country Lucas Pouille in the last-four stage at the Open 13 Provence.

The two players have met twice so far in their careers - both winning a match against each other. The tournament organizers will certainly be satisfied, as the event is set to have a French tennis in the finals on Sunday.

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