ATP Estoril: Richard Gasquet defeats Hugo Delane (7-6, 6-2) and advances to the quarter-finals.

Feelings are good for Richard Gasquet in Estoril. Already convincing for his entry into the race against Tommy Paul on Tuesday, Biterrois followed up well against Bolivian Hugo Delin, striking homeowner and 85th player in the world, on Thursday. Thus, he showed great physical resistance, as he accepted the confrontation from the baseline with his opponent, to finally impose his law in two sets (7-6, 6-2) and two hours and 10 of playing in the round of 16. On the Portuguese ocher. For a place in the last four, he will face Argentine Sebastian Paez, the slightly surprising winner of the third seed, Croatian Marin Cilic (1-6, 6-1, 6-4).

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If he didn’t look as comfortable as he had on the first lap, he fought Richard Gasquet. Because of his clinging, he was rewarded and ended up getting the upper hand. Nothing came easy on Thursday against Bolivian clay-court specialist Hugo Delin who forced a physical fight from the first kicks to fatigue his opponent. But Gasquet never lowered his head and his technical superiority made the difference.

Four losses in the tiebreak

Embarking on a long exchange from baseline, especially in a diagonal backhand, Biterrois twice charged a late break in the first set (2-4, then 3-5), each time falling behind on the stride. And in the tiebreak, he gave up the horses to move forward, firing no less than four backhand strokes into a long line that he had a secret. In this iconic move, he did that fierce first act that lasted no less than 1 hour and 13 minutes.

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Gasquet led the pins with a stride (7-6, 2-0), and if Dylan was able to catch up right away, it was the tag song. Tougher, more consistent and more precise when he had the chance to hit the field, the Frenchman has won his last four games to pull off what could have been a bog. In progress on a physical level compared to the start of the season, he is in the process of rebuilding an interesting confidence.

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