Just annihilated the next generation. Like a boss.
“There are always moments when one feels empty and estranged. Such moments are most desirable, for it means the soul has cast its moorings and is sailing for distant places. This is detachment -- when the old is over and the new has not yet come. If you are afraid, the state may be distressing, but there is really nothing to be afraid of. Remember the instruction: Whatever you come across -- go beyond.”
Very pleasing result for Gasquet - despite the difference in ranking, before the match I thought that Tomic could be in with a good shot of winning the match. Richard's nice little run of form recently continues with a solid performance.
Tomic put Gasquet under a bit of pressure early on in the match but after saving those 3 early break points, it seemed like Gasquet had the upper hand although it was close throughout.
Also I don't recall a double fault being made by either player, so that is quite neat.
On a side note after seeing Dimitrov yesterday and Tomic today, I look forward to their rivalry when they meet on the ATP tour. I prefer Dimitrov's game but I think Tomic will achieve more (bearing in mind that Tomic is about 18 months younger).
I've always liked Gasquet and Tomic has grown on me a lot recently so I would have been happy with either winning. I'm pleased though that Gasquet is finally finding some consistency again and hopefully he will be back in the top 10 soon where he really belongs. He's way too talented and fun to watch to be hovering around the 20 mark.