Friday, January 16, 2009

Gasquet overwhelmed once again

In a somewhat desultory performance today, Frenchman Richard Gasquet increased his head-to-head losses against David to a 7-0 tally. In a match lasting 74mins, David prevailed 6-4, 6-3.

David was not playing at his best, especially in terms of his serve but it was good enough to do the job on the day. Gasquet's main failing was his 2nd serve from which he won only 33% points (compared to David's solid 59%).

Stats:DavidGasquet
Ace/df:6/24/5
1st serve %44%55%
1st serve points won83%72%
2nd serve points won59%33%
break points won4/71/1


David now progresses to the final of this tournament.



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