Johannesburg, Oct 0: France’s Richard Gasquet has beaten Spaniard Fernando Verdasco 7-5, 6-7, 6-3 in the second round of the Paris Masters to boost his hopes of qualifying for the end of season World Tour Finals.
According to Sport24, Gasquet wasted two match points at 6-5 up in the second set before Verdasco took it to a final set by edging the tiebreak 8-6.
However, the right-hander from Beziers forced a crucial break in the decider to go 4-3 up and this time he kept his nerve, the report said.
Gasquet is clinging to the eighth and final place for London, which is available as Andy Murray is injured, the report added. (ANI)