Monfils moves to quarters at Legg Mason

Gael Monfils recorded a pair of wins to go through to the quarter-finals of the Legg Mason Tennis Classic in Washington. Monfils was one of five players completed to play twice on Thursday to catch up after rain hit the day before to end play early. He was one of three of those five to make it to the quarter-finals regardless, thrashing Ryan Sweeting 6-3 7-6 (7-3) in his second-round match before going on to beat Dmitry Tursunov 6-2 (7-6 (11-9) in the third round.

Janko Tipsarevic saw off German Michael Berrer in the second round and then Grigor Dimitrov 6-4 6-2 in the third round. Dimitrov had arrive through his second-round match earlier in the day when 10th seed Michael Llodra retired hurt while trailing 4-3 in the first set. Marco Baghdatis had a tough day, but finally booked a quarter-final berth after battling past both Somdev Devvarman 6-2 0-6 7-5 and 12th seed Thomaz Bellucci 3-6 6-3 6-2.


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