Pospisil advances to semifinals at Open Sud de France when Gasquet retires

The Canadian Press

MONTPELLIER, France — Canada's Vasek Pospisil defeated Richard Gasquet of France 6-1, 1-0 on Friday to reach the semifinals at the Open Sud de France.

Pospisil, from Vancouver, advanced when Gasquet retired due to injury. The 132nd-ranked Pospisil is the lone Canadian remaining in the singles draw at the indoor hardcourt tournament.

He'll play second-seeded David Goffin of Belgium in the next round. The world No. 10 defeated Pierre-Hugues Herbert of France 6-4, 7-6 (5) on Friday.

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Also Friday, seventh-seeded Filip Krajinovic of Serbia defeated Gregoire Barrere of France, 6-2, 7-5.

In the other quarterfinal, top-seeded Gael Monfils of France, the world No. 9, was scheduled to play 104th-ranked Norbert Gombos of Slovakia.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 7, 2020.

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