Dubai Championships: Richard Gasquet beats Marco Cecchinato for 550th profession win

Dubai Championships: Richard Gasquet beats Marco Cecchinato for 550th profession win

Gasquet saved the one break level he confronted and transformed three of his personal to turn into simply the sixth lively participant to achieve the 550 mark.

Dubai Championships: Richard Gasquet beats Marco Cecchinato for 550th career win

Richard Gasquet joined Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Fernando Verdasco amongst lively gamers with 550 match wins. AP File photograph

Dubai: Richard Gasquet defeated Marco Cecchinato 6-4, 6-2 within the first spherical of the Dubai Championships for his 550th profession victory on Monday.

The 34-year-old Gasquet saved the one break level he confronted and transformed three of his personal to turn into simply the sixth lively participant to achieve the 550 mark. He’ll go for his 551st in opposition to Hubert Hurkacz for a spot within the third spherical.

French compatriot Jeremy Chardy recovered from a set right down to upset the ninth-seeded Alex de Minaur 2-6, 6-3, 6-4.

Marton Fucsovics additionally needed to rally to beat Canada’s Vasek Pospisil 2-6, 7-5, 6-4. The Hungarian participant will play the sixth-seeded Pablo Carreno Busta subsequent.

German participant Jan-Lennard Struff defeated Mikhail Kukushkin 6-3, 6-2 for a second-round match in opposition to the third-seeded Denis Shapovalov.

Qualifiers Lloyd Harris and Emil Ruusuvuori additionally progressed. Harris’ reward for beating Christopher O’Connell 6-7 (5), 6-4, 6-1 is a match in opposition to prime seed Dominic Thiem, and Ruusuvuori defeated Jordan Thompson 6-3, 7-6 (5) for a gathering with the second-seeded Andrey Rublev.

Bernabe Zapata Miralles of Spain beat John Millman 6-4, 6-4, whereas there have been additionally wins for Alejandro Davidovich Fokina and Aljaz Bedene.

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