The 39th World No., Frenchman Richard Gasquet, outplayed Spaniard Alejandro Davidovich Fokina, occupying the 127th line of the ATP rating, with a score of 7/5, 7/6 (5) at the start of the Masters in Madrid.
The match lasted 1 hour and 57 minutes. During this time, 32-year-old Gasquet performed three aces, made a mistake three times in filing and sold three break points, while his 19-year-old rival threw three times through, made one double mistake and made two breaks.
This was the first official meeting of athletes. In the second round of the Mutua Madrid Open competition, Gasquet will fight with the Swiss Roger Federer.
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