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2005 Feb 08 - Rusedski through in Marseille

Greg Rusedski defeated Frenchman Michael Llodra 7-6(2) 4-6 6-3 to book his place in the second round of the in the first round of the ATP Open 13 in Marseille, France.

The first set was a battle of the serves and it was the British No.1 who claimed the first set in a tie-breaker 7-2.

But the Frenchman made the most of a break point opportunity in the ninth game of second set and it was all he needed to force the game into a deciding set.

Greg instantly earned two break points in the Llodra opening service game in the third set only to see them taken away just as quickly. It wasn't until the eighth game that Greg broke though to take a 5-3 lead and serve out for the set 6-3.

In the second round Greg will play either the Argentine Guillermo Coria or French qualifier Sebastien de Chaunac.

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