Richard Gasquet splits from coach Fabrice Santoro

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Richard Gasquet splits from coach Fabrice Santoro

tennis ace Richard Gasquet has put an end to his collaboration with coach Fabrice Santoro. World No. 25 Gasquet added former six-time ATP champion Santoro to his coaching staff during last year's indoors season. The 32-year-old was satisfied with the trial period as he made a decision to continue working with Santoro beyond the 2017 season.

The Frenchman is now working only with coach Thierry Tulasne. Gasquet has had an inconsistent season so far but he managed to win his 15th ATP title this season when he won it all on the grass of 's-Hertogenbosch this past June.

The former world No. 7 fell just short of winning it all in Montpellier and Bastad as he ended runner-up to fellow compatriot Lucas Pouille in the Montpellier final and to Italian Fabio Fognini in the Bastad final respectively.

Gasquet was forced to skip the Toronto Masters due to an injury but kicked off his summer hard-court season a week later at the Cincinnati Masters. The 32-year-old lost his opener in Cincinnati but returned to winning ways at Flushing Meadows as he beat Japan's Yuichi Sugita in straight sets to reach the US Open second round.

The Frenchman is set to clash next against Serbian rising star Laslo Djere. World No. 89 Djere brat Argentina's Leonardo Mayer in four sets to progress to the second round. Also read: The rise of Dennis Novak