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.
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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