US Open 2015 - 13th Oct - Round 2

US Open 2015 - 13th Oct - Round 2

Published on Saturday, October 17, 2015

US Open 2015 - 13th Oct - Round 2

13th Oct - Round 2

Grégory Gaultier bt Tom Richards

11-4, 11-5, 11-4 (33m)


Gregory Gaultier went into his match against Tom Richards with an eleven-nil record in their previous matches, with the Englishman failng to win a game in of those encounters. In truth that record didn’t look in danger tonight, with the Frenchman ableto counter anything that Richards could muster. It wasn’t a walk in the park, there were plenty of well-contested rallies, but as in most of their previous matches Gaultier was the one winning most of them. The scene was set after a long first rally which was won by Gaultier with a volley drop into the nick, followed by a short exit from court to replace his broken racket. Richards’ look said it all, and half an hour later came another look to the skies as Gaultier finished off another tough rally to win 11-4, 11-5, 11-4. “I tried to play fast today, but it’s very hot and bouncy on there and hard to control so I had to try to slow it down. “I’ve trained the whole summer for these type of matches, so we’ll see how it goes for the rest of the tournament, but I’m looking forward to it.”

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