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Goffin cruises, Simon pushed in Metz

2016-09-22 19:39
David Goffin (AFP)

Metz - Second seed David Goffin eased into the ATP Metz Open quarter-finals but French third and fourth seeds Lucas Pouille and Gilles Simon were made to struggle on Thursday.

Belgian Goffin, the world No 14, beat Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany 6-4, 6-2 in his second-round clash and will play France's Nicolas Mahut, who beat Illya Marchenko of Ukraine 6-3, 6-4, in Friday's quarter-finals.

Pouille, the world number 18, needed almost two hours to see off his world number 112 ranked compatriot Pierre-Hugues Herbert 6-4, 6-7, 6-4.

He next faces French wildcard and world No 233 Julien Benneteau.

Simon was also pushed to a decider by Spain's Guillermo Garcia-Lopez.

World No 28 Simon eventually prevailed 6-7, 6-3, 6-4 and will next face Tunisia's Malek Jaziri, who ousted Frenchman Vincent Millot 4-6, 6-3, 6-3.

ATP Metz Open second round results on Thursday (x denotes seeding):

Gilles Simon (FRA x4) bt Guillermo Garca-Lpez (ESP) 6-7 (5/7), 6-3, 6-4

Malek Jaziri (TUN) bt Vincent Millot (FRA) 4-6, 6-3, 6-3

Lucas Pouille (FRA) bt Pierre-Hugues Herbert (FRA) 6-4, 6-7 (6/8), 6-4

David Goffin (BEL x2) bt Jan-Lennard Struff (GER) 6-4, 6-2

Nicolas Mahut (FRA x8) bt Illya Marchenko (UKR) 6-3, 6-4

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