Gulbis into last eight

  • Last Updated: February 20 2014, 21:28 GMT

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.

Ernests Gulbis: Through to the last eight in Marseille
Ernests Gulbis: Through to the last eight in Marseille

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.


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