Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 1/31/12

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 08: Richard Gasquet of France reacts after losing a point in his quarter-final match against Andy Roddick of the USA during day six of the Brisbane International 2010 at Queensland Tennis Centre on January 8, 2010 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
Richard Gasquet beat Nikolay Davydenko 6-3, 6-4 Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals of the Open Sud de France. The match between two former top-10 players was largely dominated by the fourth-seeded Frenchman, who broke Davydenko's serve three times and did not face a single break point on his own serve. Gasquet, who reached the fourth round at the Australian Open last month, sealed victory on his fifth match point after a long baseline rally ended with the Russian slicing a forehand well wide. Guillaume Rufin of France also advanced after a 7-6 (5), 6-3 win over fifth-seeded Feliciano Lopez of Spain.
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