Gasquet Records First 2009 Match Win
Seventh seed Richard Gasquet (pictured) recorded the first match win of the 2009 ATP World Tour as he defeated Marc Gicquel 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 in an all-French encounter to advance to the second round of the inaugural Brisbane International on Sunday.
World No. 23 Gasquet, who lost to Gicquel in their last meeting at ‘s-Hertogenbosch last season, now improves to a 3-1 record against the 50th-ranked Gicquel. The Beziers native created many chances in the 2hr., 12min., encounter and converted 5 of 18 break points.
The 22-year-old Gasquet is this week bidding for his first ATP title since winning 2007 Mumbai (d. O. Rochus). Last year he reached the final at Stuttgart (l. to del Potro) and was a quarterfinalist or better at five further events.
Them some nice gams. :yeah: