Estoril: Puy, Gasquet's executioner

Estoril: Puy, Gasquet's executioner

Faraj Bin Lahousin, Media365, published on Sunday, March 31, 2024 at 8:16 pm

Lucas Pouille has crashed out of the ATP Tour qualifiers in Estoril. To achieve his goals, he eliminated his compatriot Richard Gasquet on Sunday.

Can Lucas Boy regain his former glory? Currently ranked 242nd on the ATP Tour, the man who previously reached the 15th player ranking in the world entered the main draw of the Estoril tournament on Sunday. In the qualifying final, he eliminated an old acquaintance, Richard Gasquet. A duel between the brothers lasted two hours and 22 minutes on the mud of the Portuguese coast. The northern player, who was limited to his serve from the beginning, did not succeed in the first set (4-6). But in the second round he did not make the same mistake.

He was even the one who stole Richie's throw-in for 5-3. He confirmed this immediately by tying it in one set (6-3). Then in the final act, he clearly had the upper hand over the abdicating Petero side, dropping serve twice in a row. Quickly lead 4-0 Lucas Pouille won (4-6, 6-3, 6-2). Thus, he qualifies for the first round of the Estoril tournament, where he will face Portuguese Neto Borgesranked 61st in the world, on Monday, April 1.

Lucas Pouille missed the Masters 1000 tournament in Miami, and managed to exit the Indian Wells qualifiers at the beginning of last March. In California, he even completed the lap by beating German Daniel Altmaier. However, he did not have any match in the second round against Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas.

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