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Juan Ignacio Londero improves to 2-0 in his Fedx ATP Head2Head series against Richard Gasquet.

Londero Overcomes Gasquet To Reach Båstad Semi-finals

Jarry through in straight sets

Juan Ignacio Londero advanced to his second ATP Tour semi-final on Friday, beating last year's runner-up Richard Gasquet 7-6(5), 4-6, 6-3 at the Swedish Open.

The 25-year-old withstood 13 aces and saved seven of nine break points to reach the last four in Båstad after two hours and 51 minutes. Londero is aiming to capture his second clay-court tour-level trophy of the season after picking up his maiden ATP Tour crown at the inaugural Cordoba Open in February.

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Sixth seed Londero improves to 2-0 in his FedEx ATP Head2Head series against Gasquet, following his four-set victory against the Frenchman in the Roland Garros second round in May. The World No. 71, who owns a 17-11 tour-level record this year, will meet 2016 titlist Albert Ramos-Vinolas for a spot in the championship match. The 31-year-old defeated Roberto Carballes Baena 4-6, 6-1, 6-1 to record his 13th victory in 18 matches at the ATP 250 event.

Nicolas Jarry needed just 74 minutes to record his third straight-sets victory of the week. The fifth seed converted each of his four break point opportunities to defeat Jeremy Chardy of France 6-1, 6-4.

Jarry will meet Federico Delbonis of Argentina in the semi-finals. The 28-year-old left-hander claimed 76 per cent of first-serve points (28/37) to beat eighth seed Joao Sousa 6-2, 7-5.

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