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Richard Gasquet celebró la consecución de su tercer título en Montpellier en cuatro años.

Gasquet Captures Third Montpellier Title

Gasquet picks up his 13th ATP World Tour title

Richard Gasquet won the third all-French final at the Open Sud de France by beating Paul-Henri Mathieu 7-5, 6-4 on Sunday. It was Gasquet's third title from four straight finals at the ATP World Tour 250 indoor tournament.

Gasquet is now 13-12 in ATP World Tour finals, having last clinched a trophy in May 2015 at Estoril (d. Kyrgios). The 29 year old earned 250 Emirates ATP Rankings points and €82,450 in prize money.

"It was great for me to win another title," Gasquet told ATPWorldTour.com. "I am very proud to win my third title here, because it was a great match against a good friend. He had nothing to lose, so it was great to win."

Mathieu swept into a 3-0 lead at the start of the pair's eighth meeting, but Gasquet regrouped and recovered to 3-3. Mathieu saved two break points in a 12-point seventh game, then broke Gasquet to 30 to serve for the set at 5-4. But the 34 year old went onto win three of the next 18 points as the momentum moved into Gasquet's favour. The first set lasted 55 minutes.

Gasquet grew in confidence by breaking to Mathieu in the first game of the second set. He could have taken a 5-2 lead, but was later forced to save two break points in a 12-point eighth game. The World No. 10 went on to complete his fourth win of 2016 in one hour and 48 minutes.

Mathieu last beat Gasquet in February 2009 at Rotterdam. He is now 10-59 against opponents in the Top 10 of the Emirates ATP Rankings. He last beat an elite member, then No. 5-ranked Nikolay Davydenko, at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

It was his 10th ATP World Tour final (4-6 mark) and his first since reaching the title match at 2015 Kitzbuhel (l. to Kohlschreiber). The World No. 93 is now 5-3 on the season. He goes onto his next tournament with 150 points and €43,430.