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ATP Rome: Richard Gasquet solid in R1 encounter against Grigor Dimitrov

ATP Rome: Richard Gasquet solid in R1 encounter against Grigor Dimitrov

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Tennis: Richard Gasquet took to court against Grigor Dimitrov for an interesting R1 match-up. Dimitrov got off to a slow start when he trailed by an early break of serve in the opening set.

He found his game in the progressive set but the French man was quick about his business on court. Gasquet won the opening set 6-4. The second set was initially somewhat unsteady, with Dimitrov breaking Gasquet for the first time in the match in the 2nd game but failing to consolidate after his backhand error ended the 3rd game.

Gasquet managed his 3rd break in the match against his opponent in the 5th game, and dropped a single point on serve when consolidating for the 4-2 lead. Gasquet won the match 6-4 6-4, registering 82% of 1st serve points won on the day.

Dimitrov could have defended his 2nd serve better perhaps; he only managed 46% of points won on his 2nd serve, finishing the match also, with 14 errors than his opponent (29).

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RANK #3
Grigor
DIMITROV
RANK #31
Richard
GASQUET