Marseille, France (Sports Network) - In a rematch of last year's final,
Argentine slugger Juan Martin del Potro once again beat French crowd favorite
Michael Llodra at the $700,000 Open 13 tennis event.
The second-seeded del Potro, fresh off his indoor title in Rotterdam last
week, came from behind Thursday to best the veteran left-hander Llodra 3-6,
7-6 (7-4), 7-5 in a second-round affair on the indoor surface at Palais des
Llodra titled here in 2010, lost to the former U.S. Open champion del Potro in
last year's final, and was also a Marseille runner-up in 2009.
An upset saw Russian qualifier Dmitry Tursunov take out fourth-seeded Serbian
star Janko Tipsarevic 7-6 (7-4), 6-2, while sixth-seeded Frenchman Gilles
Simon avoided an upset by leveling Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut 6-3, 6-1.
The former top-10 star Simon captured this event back in 2007.
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