Richard Gasquet pulls out late from Paris Masters


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Richard Gasquet pulls out late from Paris Masters

French tennis star Richard Gasquet won't be making his 13th main draw appearance at the Paris Masters this year after pulling out late from the tournament on Monday. It has been a tough year for the 33-year-old Frenchman, who missed the first four months of the season after undergoing a surgery at the beginning of the year.

Gasquet, a former world No. 7, has been struggling with his form lately as he ended his four-match losing streak at the Swiss Indoors Basel last week after winning his first round match at the tournament. World No. 62 Gasquet had been drawn to meet Serbia's Dusan Lajovic in the first round but instead it will be lucky loser Corentin Moutet who will be facing the Serb at Bercy.

Londero, who is enjoying a breakthrough season on the Tour and a career-high ranking of No. 51 in the world, is set to make his Paris main draw debut despite losing to world No. 266 Hugo Gaston in the Paris qualifying first round.