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Kyrgios reaches quarter-final

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Nick Kyrgios breezed through to the quarter-finals of the Marseille Open in France on Friday (AEST).

Kyrgios was too good for Russian Teymuraz Gabashvili, winning 6-4 6-4 to book a spot in the tournament’s last eight.

The 20-year-old – playing just his second tournament of the year after reaching the third round at the Australian Open – did not lose serve during the clash.

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He also smashed 17 aces and won 72 per cent of points on his first serve in an impressive performance.

A break in each set was enough to secure Kyrgios’ progression, with a tough meeting against Frenchman Richard Gasquet to come.

Gasquet reached the quarter-finals after a 7-6 (7-5) 6-3 win over Latvian Ernests Gulbis.

And the veteran is in good form, having won his 13th ATP title in Montpellier earlier this month.

Top seed Stanislas Wawrinka – who Kyrgios infamously clashed with last year – remains in the tournament and will play France’s Benoit Paire in the last eight.

Other quarter-finals will see second seed Tomas Berdych play Alexander Zverev and Marin Cilic meet Andrey Kuznetsov.

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