Kyrgios breezes past Jaziri in Marseille

Third seed Nick Kyrgios made light work of Malek Jaziri at the Open 13 in Marseille on Wednesday to cruise into the quarter-finals.

The Australian looked in total control, converting three break points on the way to a 6-4, 6-2 victory.

He moves on to face the winner of the second-round match between Nicolas Mahut and Norbert Gombos.

Elsewhere, Daniil Medvedev rallied to defeat eighth seed Benoit Paire 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 (7-4) following a two-and-a-half-hour-clash

The 21-year-old Russian twice had to dig himself out of a hole against the local favourite, including in the final set when he found himself 0-3 down.

"It was a really tough match," said Medvedev. "I'm really happy to win, because not everything was going good for me. I wasn't playing my best tennis in the first two sets. I was making a lot of unforced errors. 

"In my mind, I just had to keep on fighting. I was a bit too nervous during the match, that's why I was lost the first set and was losing in the second. Finally, I managed to step up my game a little bit and be more consistent. I started to play some really good tennis in the third set, especially in the tie-break." 

Other winners on the day included local duo Gilles Simon and Richard Gasquet. Simon beat countryman Julien Benneteau 6-2, 2-6, 6-3, while Gasquet edged Mikhail Youzhny 7-5, 6-2.

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