Gasquet, Tomic To Meet Again On Grass
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Gasquet, playing at the grass-court tournament for the first time since his debut in 2008, jumped out to early leads in both tie-breaks to even his FedEx ATP Head2Head series with the 19-year-old Tsitsipas 1-1. The Frenchman also hit nine aces and saved all five break points faced.
The 31-year-old Gasquet reached the Open Sud de France semi-finals en route to his first final of 2018 (l. to Pouille) and the Gran Prix Hassan II semi-finals in Marrakech.
He will next meet Aussie qualifier Bernard Tomic, who's feeling confident again on grass and beat Spain's Fernando Verdasco 6-4, 7-6(3) in 74 minutes. Gasquet leads their FedEx ATP Head2Head series 7-2 and has won two of their three grass-court matchups, including a straight-sets win last year at the Gerry Weber Open in Halle.