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Kremlin Cup by Bank of Moscow Sunday Men's Tennis Results
     
 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

Kremlin Cup by Bank of Moscow
Moscow, Russia


RESULTS - SUNDAY, 20 OCTOBER 2013

Singles - Final
[1] R Gasquet (FRA) d [Q] M Kukushkin (KAZ) 46 64 64


FINAL REVIEW GASQUET BOOSTS LONDON CHANCES WITH MOSCOW TITLE

    Richard Gasquet overtook Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to move to No. 9 in the Emirates ATP Race To London after winning his third ATP World Tour title of the season.
    The 27-year-old Gasquet is bidding to qualify for the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals for the first time since 2007.
    It is the first time since 2006 that Gasquet has won three titles in a season.
    The right-hander has enjoyed his best season on tour since 2007. He has a 48-18 match record and is two wins away from reaching the 50 match wins milestone for the first time in his career.
    After seeing his Emirates ATP Ranking fall to outside the Top 300 in June, Kukushkin is now projected to return to the Top 70.

WHAT THE PLAYERS SAID

Gasquet
: "Ill try my best to qualify. Two big tournaments are coming up, including [the ATP World Tour Masters 1000] in Paris. Ill try my best. I was close to losing today. But I fought a lot. Its important for me to qualify for it. But the title here is important for me because my opponent played very well.

"He won a lot matches recently and won Challengers. He won seven matches here. He won against big players. For sure, I knew it would be tough because his shots are flat and very strong and he doesnt miss much and serves well. I knew it would be a big fight for me if I wanted to win. It is a big win for me to win in three sets."

 

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