The Frenchman Richard Gasquet (ATP-33), the Sunday in the final of the ATP tennis tournament in Montpellier (hard/501.345 euro) against compatriot Lucas Pouille (ATP-17). Pouille took advantage Saturday in the semi-finals of the contents of another Frenchman, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (ATP 19).
Tsonga had however won the first set 6-1, but at 5-5 in the second set, he threw the towel with the pain of the thigh. Tsonga had only just recovered from a knee injury.
Pouille takes advantage and takes it for the title against Gasquet, who earlier in the day our fellow countryman David Goffin (ATP-7) off. The Belgian topreekshoofd lost 6-4, 0-6 and 6-3.
Crowd pleaser Gasquet for the sixth consecutive time in the finals of the tournament in Montpellier. He won there in 2013, 2015 and 2016. A fourth victory in the South of France would give him his sixteenth title on the ATP circuit yield, his first since the European Open of Antwerp in 2016.
Pouille, who is in the mutual confrontations leads with 3-1, goes in search of his fifth ATP title.