Gasquet saved the only break point he faced and converted three of his own to become just the sixth active player to reach the 550 mark.
Nadal was hampered by the problem at the Australian Open, where he was knocked out in the quarter-finals by Stefanos Tsitsipas.
The total prize money on offer in Dubai this year has gone down to $18,35,490 compared to $27,94,840 last season, with the singles champion set to take home $2,21,500 instead of the $6,96,860 paycheck
Dubai Tennis Championships: Kim Clijsters loses in straight sets against Garbine Muguruza on return to WTA Tour
Kim Clijsters' first WTA Tour match since 2012 ended with a 6-2, 7-6 (6) loss to Garbine Muguruza at the Dubai Championships.
Roger Federer is still savoring his latest remarkable milestone, but the Swiss great says his 100th career title isn't a sign he's super-human.
Roger Federer’s 100th title is not just a staggering numerical accomplishment, but also testament of his eternal will to win
Despite winning everything there is to win in tennis, and scaling every peak there is to scale in the sport, Federer still gets up for every match of every tournament looking like it’s his first. And that’s just not normal.
Dubai Championships: Roger Federer clinches 100th singles title after beating Stefanos Tsitsipas in final
Roger Federer wrote another special page of history as he defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4, 6-4 on Saturday at the Dubai Championships to win the 100th title of his career.
Japan's top seed Kei Nishikori was bundled out in the second round of the Dubai Championships on Wednesday, losing 7-5, 5-7, 6-2 to unfancied Hubert Hurkacz.
Top seed Kei Nishikori dispatched "tricky" Benoit Paire 6-4, 6-3 on his debut at the Dubai Championships on Tuesday.
Dubai Tennis Championships: Roger Federer begins quest for 100th career title with win over Philipp Kohlschreiber
Roger Federer began his charge for a 100th career title by dispatching Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 on a windy centre court in the first round of the Dubai Championships.
Petra Kvitova rises up to third in WTA rankings; Stefanos Tsitsipas closing in on top 10 in ATP charts after Marseille victory
Petra Kvitova moved back into the top three in the WTA rankings on Monday after reaching the final of the Dubai Championships.
Belinda Bencic stuns Petra Kvitova in final to claim Dubai Championships victory, plans skydive to celebrate title
"We agreed that the next title I won, we would go skydiving. It may be funny, because my dad is afraid of heights," Belinda Bencic said after ending a four-year trophy drought with victory at Dubai
Dubai Championships: Belinda Bencic upsets former World No 1 Simona Halep to reach semi-finals; Petra Kvitova advances
Belinda Bencic shocked former world number one Simona Halep 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 to reach the semi-finals of the Dubai Championships on Thursday, her second successive giant-killing act in the Gulf state.
Dubai Championships: Naomi Osaka is a shy person and must learn to deal with limelight, says Petra Kvitova
Two-times Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova says Naomi Osaka’s shyness is a problem for her as she struggles to deal with the increased scrutiny in the wake of her success at the Grand Slams and her rise to the top of the world rankings.
Dubai Championships: Former winners Petra Kvitova, Simona Halep advance to quarter-finals; Angelique Kerber ousted
Former winners Petra Kvitova and Simona Halep advanced to the quarter-finals of the Dubai Championships on Wednesday and were joined by two-time defending champion Elina Svitolina.
LISTEN: Full script of Episode 147 of Spodcast where we discuss IPL 2019 schedule, Caster Semenya case and more
Here's the full script of Episode 147, where we discuss the schedule of this year's Indian Premier League, Pakistan's omission from ISSF Shooting World Cup, recent developments in the Caster Semenya case and more
Firstpost Spodcast Epiosde 147: IPL 2019 begins with CSK vs RCB, Pakistan's omission from ISSF Shooting World Cup and more
In today's episode of Spodcast, we discuss the schedule of this year's Indian Premier League, Pakistan's omission from ISSF Shooting World Cup, recent developments in the Caster Semenya case and more
Dubai Championships: Naomi Osaka loses to Kristina Mladenovic in 1st match since Australian Open; Simona Halep wins
Naomi Osaka stumbled badly in her first match since winning the Australian Open as the World No 1 went down in a flurry of errors to exit the Dubai Championships on Tuesday.
Talking about the split with Sascha Bajin, Naomi Osaka said: "Everyone thinks it was a money-related issue, but it wasn't. That's one of the most hurtful things I've ever heard... I think my reason is I wouldn't put success over my happiness — that's my main thing."
Dubai Tennis Championships: Lucas Pouille reaches final; Roberto Bautista Agut ends Malek Jaziri's dream run
Lucas Pouille made it to his third ATP final in four weeks after overcoming Filip Krajinovic 6-3, 6-7 (4), 7-6 (5) in the Dubai Championships semi-finals on Friday.