Posted September 27, 2012 on AP on Fox
Top-seeded Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia out-rallied Fernando Verdasco of Spain from the baseline to win 7-6 (5), 6-4 and move into the Thailand Open semifinals on Friday. Tipsarevic set up a match with 2009 champion Gilles Simon, who won the all-French quarterfinal with Gael Monfils 6-4, 6-1. ''It was really tough but I expected it. I have played Fernando 5-6 times,'' said Tipsarevic, who improved to 4-2 against the Spaniard. ''It's always been battles from the baseline. He made me suffer, and I ran a lot today.''

Simon through to Thailand Open final

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...

Gasquet and Simon Set Up All-French Final in Bangkok

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...

Gasquet wins Thailand Open

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...
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