The end of the season finally smiles on Richard Gasquet. For the first time in 2020, the Biterrois reached the semi-finals of a tournament. Thursday evening, the French won his ticket to the last square in Sofia, where he will face Vasek Pospisil, beating Salvatore Caruso (7-6, 7-5), Felix Auger-Aliassime striker the day before. The 49th player in the world took 1h55 to complete his success.
At the end of the game, Richard Gasquet complicated his task. After a first set concluded at the end of the decisive game (7-4), the French then confirmed by breaking his opponent at 3-2. As he led 5-2, he was two points out of the game in the next three games. But each time, the 82nd ATP player got the better of the Biterrois, who conceded his faceoff at 5-4. It was finally when we least expected it that he delivered the final blow: on Salvatore Caruso’s last service game (at 6-5).
This season, Richard Gasquet has never been further than the quarter-finals: in Dubai on February 27 where he lost against Gaël Monfils (6-3, 6-3) and in Montpellier against Vasek Pospisil (6- 1, 1-0). The hour of revenge will strike on Friday for the French player.
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