Tennis: Tomic squanders five match points in Tsonga defeat

Australia's Bernard Tomic squandered five match points as he suffered a 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (12/10) defeat to French third seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the Marseille Open quarter-finals.

Tsonga will be playing his first semi-final of 2013 when he meets either second-seeded Argentine Juan Martin Del Potro or French compatriot Gilles Simon for a place in the final.

Earlier Friday, Russian qualifier Dmitry Tursunov reached the last four with a 7-6 (9/7), 1-6, 7-5 victory over Gilles Muller, the big-serving player from Luxembourg.

Tursunov will face either top-seeded Czech Tomas Berdych or Polish seventh seed Jerzy Janowicz for a place in the final.