Gasquet beats Simon to win Thailand Open

Updated: September 30, 2012, 9:41 AM ET
Associated Press

BANGKOK -- Second-seeded Richard Gasquet won his first tournament of the year when he beat Gilles Simon 6-2, 6-1 in an all-French final of the Thailand Open on Sunday.

The 14th-ranked Gasquet routed the 2009 champion in 68 minutes for his seventh career victory.

Playing with a right knee injury, Simon was up an early break in each set, but Gasquet dominated the rest of the match with more accurate groundstrokes.

Trailing 5-1, Simon saved two match points, but Gasquet hit a backhand crosscourt winner to wrap up the victory.


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