Gasquet eases into Gerry Weber quarters

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Updated: June 13, 2013

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Second seed Richard Gasquet was an easy
second-round winner Thursday at the $900,000 Gerry Weber Open, a grass-court
Wimbledon tune-up.

The nifty Frenchman leveled veteran Austrian left-hander Jurgen Melzer 6-3,
6-1 at Gerry Weber Stadium.

Gasquet’s quarterfinal opponent on Friday will be eighth-seeded German Florian
Mayer.

In other Day-4 action, sixth-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber handled fellow
German Tobias Kamke 6-4, 6-3 and Mayer mauled Argentine Leonardo Mayer 6-2,
6-3.

The 2011 champion and 2008 Halle runner-up Kohlschreiber’s quarterfinal
opponent will be Russian veteran Mikhail Youzhny.

This week’s winner will earn $163,000.

THURSDAY’S SECOND ROUND MATCHES

Richard Gasquet (2) def. Jurgen Melzer, 6-3, 6-1
Tommy Haas (3) def. Ernests Gulbis, 7-6 (7-5), 6-4
Philipp Kohlschreiber (6) def. Tobias Kamke, 6-4, 6-3
Florian Mayer (8) def. Leonardo Mayer, 6-2, 6-3

FRIDAY’S QUARTERFINAL MATCHES

Roger Federer (1) vs. Mischa Zverev
Richard Gasquet (2) vs. Florian Mayer (8)
Tommy Haas (3) vs. Gael Monfils
Philipp Kohlschreiber (6) vs. Mikhail Youzhny