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Simon reaches semis on home soil

11:25 AM, Sep 20, 2013   |    comments
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Metz, France (Sports Network) - Second-seeded Frenchman Gilles Simon secured a spot in Saturday's semifinals at the $545,000 Moselle Open tennis event.

The 2010 Metz champion got past sixth-seeded American Sam Querrey 6-4, 7-6 (7-1) on the indoor hardcourts at Parc des Expositions.

The 16th-ranked former top-10 star Simon's final-four opponent will be fellow Frenchman Nicolas Mahut, who handled German Benjamin Becker 6-2, 6-4 in Friday's quarterfinal action. Mahut already owns a pair of titles on the ATP World Tour this season.

The 2013 Metz champion will collect $98,000.

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