Richard Gasquet comments on upset win over Daniil Medvedev in Geneva



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Richard Gasquet comments on upset win over Daniil Medvedev in Geneva

Richard Gasquet was thrilled after upsetting Daniil Medvedev in Geneva as he acknowledged that beating a world No. 2 at almost 36 years old is not something that you see every day on the ATP Tour. Gasquet, who will be turning 36 in June, saw off top-seeded Medvedev 6-2 7-6 (5) in the Geneva last-16.

Medvedev underwent a hernia surgery after Miami and he was playing his first tournament after being sidelined for a month and a half. “I knew he was coming back from surgery and that is always complicated. I knew I had to start well because he's still a great player and I knew he was going to fight until the end.

It's really nice because beating a world No. 2 doesn't happen every day, especially at almost 36 years old," Gasquet told L'Equipe, per We Love Tennis.

Gasquet didn't let Medvedev claim a comeback win

No break points were seen in the opening few games as Medvedev led 2-1 after the opening three games of the match.

Down 2-1 in the first set, Gasquet dominated the rest of the first set as he broke Medvedev in the fifth and seventh games to comfortably win the opener. Medvedev had a break point to get one break back in the eighth game but failed to convert as Gasquet served out for the first set.

Gasquet continued his run at the start of the second, winning the first two games. After losing seven consecutive games, Medvedev served out the third game of the second set to finally end Gasquet's run. Down by a set and a break, Medvedev refused to quit and he broke back Gasquet in the sixth game to level the second set to three games apiece.

As no more break points were seen in the second set, the set had to be resolved in a tie-break. In the tie-break, two two players were tied to five points apiece before Gasquet won two points in a row to seal a straight-set win.