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Lucas Pouille hold to Richard Gasquet of fourth stage win in Montpellier

Richard Gasquet (ATP-33) Sunday failed the ATP tennis tournament in Montpellier (hard/501.345 euro) for the fourth time in his name. The Frenchman lost in the final of his compatriot Lucas Pouille (ATP-17) with a 7-6 (7/2), 6-4 after almost one and a half hours of tennis.

For the 23-year-old Pouille, who is in the semi-finals benefited from the giving of the Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (ATP 19), is his fifth title on the ATP circuit. Last year he brought the tournaments in Vienna, Stuttgart and Budapest on his list. In 2016 he opened his account in Metz.

Crowd pleaser Gasquet was in Montpellier for the sixth consecutive time in the finals. He won there in 2013, 2015 and 2016. A fourth title is his, as yet, not been awarded. On his list of achievements includes sixteen ATP titles. The Frenchman had in the semi-finals of the Belgian topreekshoofd David Goffin (ATP-7) off 6-4, 0-6 and 6-3.

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