Montpellier Open: Richard Gasquet upsets top-seeded David Goffin to enter sixth straight final

Paris: Local favourite Richard Gasquet upset top seed David Goffin of Belgium 6-4, 0-6, 6-3 to reach the Open Sud de France final for the sixth time in a row in Montpellier on Saturday.

Richard Gasquet in action. Reuters

Richard Gasquet in action. Reuters

Gasquet, born in neighbouring Beziers, was solid in the first set but suffered a dip in concentration in the second as world number seven Goffin raised his level.

The Frenchman, however, broke decisively in the seventh game of the third set and again in the ninth to seal the win.

Gasquet, who won the title here in 2013, 2015 and 2016, will face Lucas Pouille in an all-French final on Sunday as he benefited from Jo-Wilfried Tsonga pulling out in the other semi-final.

Tsonga was 6-1, 5-5 up when he sustained a thigh injury after having had two match points.


Updated Date: Feb 11, 2018 12:11 PM

Also Watch

It's A Wrap: Omerta star Rajkummar Rao in conversation with Parul Sharma
  • Thursday, April 26, 2018 In the Kanjarbhat community, a campaign against 'virginity tests' is slowly gaining ground
  • Thursday, April 19, 2018 Watch: National-level skater and coach Dhwanit Rele trains and nurtures budding athletes
  • Monday, May 14, 2018 FOMO Episode 1: Google Assistant, This is America, Sonam's wedding & Global Warming
  • Saturday, May 19, 2018 Social Media Star: Rajkummar Rao and Bhuvan Bam open up about selfie culture, online trolls

Also See