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Berdych, Tsonga into quarters

2012-10-19 09:18

Stockholm - Tomas Berdych reached the quarter-finals at the Stockholm Open with a 6-1, 6-4 win over Estonia's Jurgen Zopp on Thursday.

Berdych broke Zopp's serve three times in a victory that took only 71 minutes. The Czech will next face Russia's Mikhail Youzhny and remains in line to qualify for the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals in London.

Top seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, also hoping to qualify for London, advanced with a 6-3, 7-6 (8/6) win over Go Soeda of Japan. The Frenchman faces Sergiy Stakhovsky of Ukraine in the quarter-finals after Stakhovsky beat Spain's Feliciano Lopez, 7-6 (7/5), 7-5.

Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus advanced when Alejandro Falla of Colombia retired because of a left foot injury while trailing 6-0, 3-0. Baghdatis next faces Lithuania's Ricardas Berankis.

AP