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Simon of France erases deficit, beats Querrey of US in 5 sets at French Open; Federer next

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Sam Querrey of the U.S. returns against Gilles Simon of France in their third round match at the French Open tennis tournament, at Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Friday, May 31, 2013. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek) (The Associated Press)

Gilles Simon of France came back after trailing by two sets to one and a break in the fourth to beat Sam Querrey of the United States 2-6, 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (2), 6-2 Friday in the third round of the French Open.

The 15th-seeded Simon never has been past the fourth round at Roland Garros and this time will face 17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer at that stage.

Already ahead, Querrey went up 2-0 in the fourth set, but Simon broke back right away. In the tiebreaker, Querrey double-faulted twice while falling behind 4-0 and never really recovered.

Querrey's loss means 19th-seeded John Isner is the last American man in the field.