Gulbis into last eight
Latvia's Ernests Gulbis claimed his place in the quarter-finals of the Open 13 in Marseille with a 6-3 5-7 6-4 win over Roberto Bautista Agut.
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The world number 23 and third seed saw off the Spaniard in just over two hours 15 minutes, booking a last-eight clash with eighth seed Nicolas Mahut.
Mahut, one of a strong French contingent in the tournament, beat qualifier Ricardas Berankis of Lithuania 7-6 6-3.
Two more victorious Frenchmen were Edouard Roger-Vasselin and Julien Benneteau, the sixth and seventh seeds, who beat Sergiy Stakhovsky and Jan-Lennard Struff respectively.