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Top two seeds sent crashing in Marseille

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  • The top two seeds, Novak Djokovic and Gilles Simon, lose in Marseille semis
  • Top-seeded Serb Djokovic is beaten 6-4 7-6 by fourth seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
  • Second seed Simon is surprised 7-6 6-2 by fellow-Frenchman Michael Llodra
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(CNN) -- There will be an all-French climax to the Marseille Open on Sunday after the top two seeds, Novak Djokovic and Gilles Simon, were surprisingly beaten in straight sets in Saturday's semifinals.

Tsonga claimed his third successive win over world number three Djokovic to reach the Marseille Open final.

Tsonga claimed his third successive win over world number three Djokovic to reach the Marseille Open final.

Fourth seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga clinched his fourth successive win over world number three and top seed Djokovic 6-4 7-6 in the first semifinal.

Then compatriot Michael Llodra, the world number 50, sent second seed and French number one Simon packing 7-6 6-2 in the later match.

World No.12 Tsonga's win over Djokovic added to his victories in Bangkok, Paris and the Masters Cup last year, continuing his mission to avenge his 2008 Australian Open final defeat at the hands of the 21-year-old Serb.

Despite being compatriots, Sunday's final will be the first time Tsonga and Llodra have faced each other on the ATP Tour.

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