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Llodra, the 2010 champion and two-time
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MARSEILLE, France - Third-seeded Ernests Gulbis of Latvia reached the Open 13 quarterfinals on Thursday after a hard-fought 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 win against Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain, while Michael Llodra advanced again in one of his favourite local tournaments. Gulbis had 23 aces but needed more than two hours to win. Llodra, the 2010 champion and two-time runner-up, put out fourth-seeded Andreas Seppi of Italy 7-6 (3), 6-4. Germanys Jan-Lennard Struff also secured an upset, beating seventh-seeded Julien Benneteau, the 2010 finalist, 4-6, 7-6 (3), 6-3. Fifth-seeded Ivan Dodig of Croatia, No. 6 Edouard Roger-Vasselin of France, and No. 8 Nicolas Mahut of France progressed. Dodig beat Germanys Tobias Kamke 6-7 (4), 6-0, 6-3, Roger-Vasselin advanced with a 7-6 (2), 6-4 win against Sergiy Stakhovsky of Ukraine to his third quarterfinals of the season, and Mahut won 7-6 (5), 6-3 against Ricardas Berankis of Lithuania. 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Ben Stokes called Englands win over Bangladesh in the first ODI special after his ton helped them to a 21 run win in Dhaka I know a lot of England sides of old, and sides around the world, who would have said, We cant win this from here.It was a fightback symptomatic of this team. Just look at Englands innings, when they were 60-3, with two spinners on. I know a few England sides will stuttered and stumbled their way to about 100-5, 180-7, 200 all out, and this game will have been done and dusted. Jake Ball speaks to Nasser Hussain about his dream England debut But today they were very proactive, Duckett knocking it around nicely and Stokes smashing it.Stokes has such character and presence. Plus, he is a real team man. If theres someone in that side who you want to go into battle with, its Ben Stokes. Watch a pick of the action from the first ODI between Bangladesh and England in Dhaka Watch him at the end of the game, he goes and gets a stump - he has got a hundred, his first ever in ODIs - but he immediately picks up another one and goes and gives it to Jake Ball.dddddddddddd He is always thinking of others in the team.What he has not always had though, is what he produced here today. He likes to hit through the line of the ball and belt it; think of where he has played his big innings in the past - Perth, Lords, Cape Town.But with two spinners on, on a pitch that was just gripping, and a little bit slow, he had to work so hard.You could see Stokes was sweating buckets at the end of it all, while Duckett - under immense pressure himself - was ice cool, and really impressed me on debut. Watch Ben Ducketts impressive ODI debut for England against Bangladesh as he made 60 in Dhaka Stokes has worked so hard with the likes of Graham Thorpe at manoeuvring the ball, at sweeping, and getting his hands through the ball.That partnership with Duckett signified that we have a new Stokes, one that is not one-dimensional. If it wasnt for them - plus a little cameo from the skipper, Jos Buttler, at the end - England will have lost.It was a beautiful fightback by England. This place was packed and the noise here was deafening when Bangladesh were going at it in their chase. It is very difficult to fight a crowd like this, but England silenced them brilliantly. Watch live coverage of the second ODI between Bangladesh and England on Sunday, from 9am on Sky Sports 2.Watch Englands tour of Bangladesh, plus Premier League football and the Japan Grand Prix on Sky Sports. Upgrade now and enjoy three months at half price! Also See: Ball stars in comeback win WATCH: Story of first ODI As it happened Scorecard ' ' '
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