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By Ajay Tyagi
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Clinical performance from Frenchman Richard Gasquet as he posts a double bagel sets in his four setter win over World No 2 Haas. The Frenchman lost the first set in tie breaker but didn't lost hope and bounced back strongly in the second set to level the scores at 1-1 in the match. From there it was one way traffic in favour of Gasquet as errors kept creeping in Haas game and Gasquet was quick to convert them in his favour each time
A love-service hold for the Frenchman, who is just ruling the roost at the moment. Its 5-0, fourth set. Now, Haas will serve to avoid another bagel here.
Haas fights well in this game, but once again he fails to match up with Gasquet's precision and speed. Another break for the Frenchman and he takes his lead to 4-0. Well, Gasquet is just two games away from winning this duel.
The Frenchman seems to be in a hurry here, as he reels off another easy game and races to a 3-0 lead in the fourth-set. Time is running out quickly for Haas here. The German needs to come up with something superb now, if he wants to take this battle into the final set.
Woes continue for the German. Another utterly poor service game under the circumstances from Haas and he gifts away another crucial break to Gasquet. Its 2-0, fourth set.
A love-service hold for Gasquet, as he continues his relentless attack with fine serving and wastes no time to get on board in the fourth set. Haas will have to win this set, if he wants to take this battle into the final set.
It was 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.
Another hold from Gasquet and he finishes on the third-set win here. Can Haas holds on to his serve now to avoid a bagel. Well, that seems like a big task now! Stay tuned to find out! Its 5-0, third-set.
Another break for Gasquet and now he looks in complete control out there. The Frenchman puts the pressure on Haas by hammering a forehand winner down the line and seals the deal with another winner. Its 4-0 third-set. Nothing seems to be going right for Haas here.
Gasquet holds on to a tricky service game this time and quickly takes his lead to 3-0 in the third-set. Haas is trying really hard out there, but the Frenchman is proving too good for him because of his swiftness on court.
A poor service game from Haas, who has not recovered from the second-set loss. Well, the German commits a double-fault and then Gasquet smacks a cross-court forehand to seal the deal. Its 2-0, second-set. Gasquet surging here.
Gasquet takes the momentum of the second set into third and reels off a love-service game. Its 1-0, third-set. Let's see how Haas responds to the situation here.
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. While Haas did not have a single break-point opportunity in the second-set.
A love-service hold from Gasquet and he finishes on the second-set win here. The Frenchman is just one game away from equalizing the proceedings here. Can Haas stop him?
Haas quickly reels off this service game and keeps the damage limited to a single break of serve.
Gasquet holds on to another easy service game and quickly takes his lead to 4-2 in the second-set.
Gasquet strikes! The Frenchman draws the first blood of the second-set and crowd roars - in his support. Haas invites trouble by committing a double-fault and then commits an ill-timed unforced error to gift away the break to Gasquet, who now leads with 3-2 in the second-set.
Gasquet reels off an easy service this time and quickly equalizes the proceedings in the second set. Its 2-2, second-set.
Haas outruns the Frenchman with a superb serve and then hammers a forehand winner down the line. Afterwards, the rest is done by Haas' serve. Its 2-1, second-set. The German gets a slender lead here.
Gasquet starts afresh here after losing the first set on a tame note. Fine serving from the Frenchman this time. Let's see who gets the first break in the second-set. Its 1-1, second-set.
Haas holds on to an easy service game this time and makes a fine start to the second-set. Its 1-0, second-set. Fine serving from Haas here.
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.
And, here we are in a tie-breaker here. Well, it would be a fitting end to this well-contested first set.
And, now it seems that these two contenders are all set to take this first set into a tie-breaker. Another quick service game from Gasquet and once again he puts all the pressure back on Haas, who will serve now to stay alive in the first set.
Haas gives a fitting reply to Gasquet as he holds on to a love service game and stays on course. Its 5-5, first set.
A difficult hold from Gasquet, but he manages to stay ahead at this crucial juncture of the first set. Now, Haas will serve to stay alive in the first set. Tremendous court coverage from both the contenders. Finally, Haas mis-judges two shots and allows the Frenchman to hold on to this service game. its 5-4, first set.
Haas does well to hold on to another easy service game and stay on course. Both contenders are looking good on their serves. Are we heading towards first-set tie-breaker here?
Gasquet follows Haas easily, as he reels off another easy service game and keeps his nose in front. The Frenchman finds himself in a spot of bother but then he hammers a quick forehand winner down the line to stay on course. Its 4-3, first set.
Haas reels off an easy service game this time and easily equalizes the proceedings at 3-3, first set. Tremendous serving from the German contender here.
Gasquet holds on to a relatively easier service game this time and gets a slender lead in the first set. Once again, the Frenchman waits and allows Haas to make mistake. Its 3-2, first set.
Gasquet breaks back! Another fascinating game of tennis, as both contenders play some magnificent drives on both sides of the court and finally Gasquet gets rewarded. The Frenchman smacks a forehand winner down the line and then extracts two errors from Haas to break back. Its 2-2, first set.
Gasquet holds on to an easy service game this time and gets on board in the first set. The Frenchman hammers an exquisite winner down the line and then rest is done by her slice serve. Its 1-2, first set.
Haas holds on to a love-service game and quickly takes his lead to 2-0 in the first set.
What an intriguing start to the match. Both contender try to outdo each other in challenging rallies and finally Haas comes on top. Gasquet messes up with a few easy shots and gifts away the break to Haas. 0-1, first set.
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