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Gasquet stops in eighth

Richard Gasquet sees his career in Gstaad end in the round of 16. The Biterrois lost in two sets against Matteo Berrettini.

Richard Gasquet fought well but ended up giving in. Opposed to Matteo Berrettini in the round of 16 of the ATP tournament in Gstaad, the Biterrois lost in two sets. A meeting which first saw the two players stand in respect. Eight games during, neither the Italian nor the French were able to get the slightest break point. The only tense moment was Matteo Berrettini’s first stint in service, which the latter pulled out after a draw. However, it is the seeded number 2 of the tournament who found the fault. Increasing the pressure on Richard Gasquet, Matteo Berrettini had to wait for his third break point to make the difference and serve to win the first set. After missing opportunities to conclude, the Transalpine had to dismiss a break point before achieving its ends.

Gasquet had no weapons against Berrettini

The second round started on the same tempo as the first but, very quickly, Matteo Berrettini took the advantage in the exchange. Nevertheless, this ascendancy did not translate to the scoreboard despite three break points in the third game. , allowing the Italian to lead four games to three. In pride, the Biterrois had an opportunity to pick up without succeeding. On the third match point on his own service, Matteo Berrettini put an end to the suspense (6-4, 6-4 in 1h30 ‘), signing at the same time a tenth victory in a row after his titles in Stuttgart then at Queen’s , who missed Wimbledon due to the coronavirus. For a place in the semi-finals, the 15th world will have to face Pedro Martinez.

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