Found September 30, 2012 on
Tennis Panorama :
Richard Gasquet defeated fellow Frenchman Gilles Simon 6-2, 6-1 to capture the Thailand on Sunday. Gasquet broke a two-year title drought by winning his 7th career ATP tournament. His last tournament victory came in May 2010 at the Open de Nice Côte d’Azur.
“I played against a French player who is also my friend so of course it a little bit strange but for me it’s a title and I’ve had some tough matches this week so I’m very happy to win,” said Gasquet.
“The people here are very nice, the crowd was very nice. The night I played against (Grigor) Dimitrov it was late, but the people stayed and cheered for me so it’s more reason for me to come back next year and defend my title.”
Gasquet extended his perfect record against Simon to 6-0
“I was playing some of the best tennis I ever played yesterday (against Janko Tipsarevic) and today I just couldn’t play at all,” Simon said. “Thierry (Tulasne) was here to watch, but it was our last week together so I really wanted to win.”
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Second-seeded Richard Gasquet won his first tournament of the year when he beat former champion Gilles Simon 6-2, 6-1 in an all French final of the Thailand Open at the Impact Arena Muang Thong Thani on Sunday.
The No. 14-ranked Gasquet, who last won a title in Nice in 2011, routed the fourth-seeded 2009 champion in just 68 minutes, for his seventh career victory. He became the...
A pair of Frenchman will battle for the Thailand Open title on Sunday. Gilles Simon upset top seed Janko Tipsarevic 6-4, 6-4 while Richard Gasquet climbed back from a 3-6, 0-4 deficit to defeat Jarkko Nieminen 3-6, 7-5, 6-2 to set up the final between countrymen who are also friends.
“It’s nice to be playing such good tennis again,” Simon said. “I never know when I’m going...
Gilles Simon upset top-seeded Janko Tipsarevic 6-4, 6-4 Saturday to reach the final of the Thailand Open for the second time.
The fourth-seeded Simon won the title here in 2009 and improved his head-to-head record against Tipsarevic to 5-1. He broke the Serb in his first service game and then saved a break point in the 10th game before clinching the set when Tipsarevic netted a...