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World No. 20 Richard Gasquet of France delighted his home-fans at Roland Garros on Saturday after registering a came from behind victory over veteran contender Tommy Hass of Germany with a 6(3)-7 6-3 6-0 6-0 scoreline and secured his berth in the last sixteen of the 2012 French Open.
Gasquet lost the well-contested first-set in a tie-breaker and looked quite unhappy over his performance. Well, the first set loss worked as a sort of booster for the Frenchman and he easily won the next three sets to reach home in two and half hours.
Exactly after one hour the veteran contender Tommy Haas won the first set. Both contenders traded breaks early on in the first set as both played some fantastic shots on both sides of the court and tried to outdo each other in long rallies. The Frenchman Gasquet committed a double-fault in the tie-breaker and then a couple of mistakes to gift away the well-contested first set to the German.
After 35 minute of play in the second-set, Frenchman Richard Gasquet earned the equalizer by breaking the veteran German Haas twice. Gasquet served really well, as he fired 3 aces and earned 93% points on his first serve with the help of 14 winners and converted 2 out of 5 beak-points. Haas did not have a single break-point opportunity in the second-set.
It was a one-way traffic in the third-set as the Frenchman did not allow Haas to win a single game and completed a bagel. Gasquet took only 23 minutes to win the third-set, as he once again served really well - mustered 75% points on his first serve and converted 3 out of 3 break-points to run away with the third-set. The trend continued in the fourth set and Gasquet did not allow Haas to win a single game and won the match.
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