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Benneteau/Roger-Vasselin Deny 2013 Finalists

Paris, France

Julien Benneteau and Edouard Roger-Vasselin prevailed in an all-French third round encounter at Roland Garros on Sunday, ousting last year's runners-up Michael Llodra and Nicolas Mahut when Llodra was forced to retire with lower back pain after the third game. It was the French veteran's last match at his home Grand Slam.

Llodra and Mahut reached the final last year, falling to Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan in a deciding tie-break.

In other action, Andrey Golubev and Samuel Groth advanced to their first Grand Slam doubles quarter-final in their first tournament as a team, defeating Jack Sock and Joao Sousa 6-4, 6-3 in 71 minutes. The Kazakh-Aussie duo will look to upset reigning Australian Open champions and No. 9 seeds Lukasz Kubot and Robert Lindstedt in the quarters.

Marin Draganja and Florin Mergea reached the quarter-finals in their first tour-level tournament together as well, denying Feliciano Lopez and Jurgen Melzer 7-5, 6-3. Draganja and Mergea will face 2010 champions Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjic, looking to end the 11-match win streak of the Canadian-Serbian power.

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