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Robin Soderling routs Michael Llodra

Updated: February 18, 2011, 5:10 PM ET
Associated Press

MARSEILLE, France -- Top-seeded Robin Soderling of Sweden beat defending champion Michael Llodra 6-1, 6-4 on Friday to reach the semifinals of the Open 13.

Marin Cilic of Croatia also advanced, upsetting second-seeded Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic 6-3, 6-4 to earn a matchup against Mikhail Youzhny. The Russian outlasted Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France 6-4, 2-6, 6-4.

Soderling saved four break points in a long opening service game in a rematch of last year's quarterfinal. He then ...

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