Just annihilated the next generation. Like a boss.
"Who ain't a slave? Tell me that. Well, then, however the old sea-captains may order me about—however they may thump and punch me about, I have the satisfaction of knowing that it is all right; that everybody else is one way or other served in much the same way— either in a physical or metaphysical point of view, that is; and so the universal thump is passed round, and all hands should rub each other's shoulder-blades, and be content." - Herman Melville, Moby Dick
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.