Tsonga, Querrey reach Metz QFs

Updated: September 18, 2013

Metz, France (Sports Network) – Top seed and two-time defending champion
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and sixth-seeded American Sam Querrey were a pair of
second-round winners Wednesday at the $545,000 Moselle Open tennis event.

Tsonga, playing his first tennis since late June, handled fellow Frenchman
Edouard Roger-Vasselin 6-3, 6-4 on the indoor hardcourts at Parc des

The former Australian Open runner-up Tsonga beat this week’s third seed,
Italian Andreas Seppi, in last year’s finale in Metz.

His quarterfinal opponent on Friday will be German Tobias Kamke.

Meanwhile, the 6-foot-6 Querrey was leading oft-injured Frenchman Paul-Henri
Mathieu 6-2 after one set when Mathieu retired on Day 3. The wild card Mathieu
was a runner-up here five years ago.

Another second-rounder saw the aforementioned Kamke overcome Hungarian
qualifier Marton Fucsovics 1-6, 6-3, 6-2.

In some first-round action, French wild card Albano Olivetti defeated German
qualifier Mischa Zverev 7-5, 7-6 (7-3), France’s Nicolas Mahut bested
Argentine Leonardo Mayer 7-6 (7-2), 6-4, and Argentine Carlos Berlocq
dismissed Czech Jiri Vesely 6-3, 6-4. Zverev was the Metz runner-up in 2010.

The 2013 Metz champion will collect $98,000.