|Nationality||Player||Set 1||Set 2||Set 3||Set 4||Set 5|
16:21 - GASQUET 6-3 6-2 MATCH A serve-volley and an easy smash and this should be meat and drink for Gasquet. And it is, pumping in some tasty serves to move into a third-round clash against Andy Murray. Cripes! Rome Masters drawsheet
16:15 - GASQUET 6-3 5-2 Well Richard has a sniff at an early win and he goes two points up before Lorenzi pulls out some fine corner shots, and it's 40-30. Hold as Gasquet overhits a backhand. Serving for the match though.
16:13 - GASQUET 6-3 5-1 Gasquet holds with little fuss and Lorenzi must serve to stay in the match.
16:08 - GASQUET 6-3 4-1 BREAK An unforced error from Lorenzi, the second of his service game, sees Gasquet break. Game over almost.
16:03 - GASQUET 6-3 3-1 Gasquet is pegged back to deuce as the umpire gets down to check that Lorenzi's shot hit chalke. Yup. No matter as the Frenchman holds in the end.
16:00 - GASQUET 6-3 2-1 The Italian gets one on the board after an initial struggle. Cheers, muted but still.
15:53 - GASQUET 6-3 2-0 Lorenzi does win a point but Gasquet is serving well now, and drops a few shots just over the net to annoy the Italian.
15:52 - GASQUET 6-3 1-0 BREAK Speaking of early breaks, the Frenchman gets off to a bright start in the second set. Lorenzi's head is down.
15:40 - GASQUET 6-3 SET Lovely rally as Gasquet thinks he's backhanded Lorenzi's lob away, but the Italian passes it wide of him. Could have been three set points there, good save. Double fault by Gasquet now and it's 30-30. Oops. But a wicked forehand gives him set point, which the Frenchman takes with an ace out wide! Nice.
15:36 - GASQUET 5-3 Holds from both men, particularly neat from Lorenzi as he crushes away a first serve to hold. But Gasquet can serve for the first set...
15:30 - GASQUET 4-2 After holding easly enough, the Frenchman loses the first point against serve and considers challenging. He does not. The Italian goes on to hold.
15:20 - GASQUET 3-1 BREAK A super pass gives Gasquet the first break of this match. The crowd silenced.
15:18 - GASQUET 2-1 This match is underway, with serve so far as the French 16th seed faces the local wildcard.
|Date of Birth||18/06/1986|
|Date of Birth||15/12/1981|