Kremlin Cup by
Bank of Moscow
RESULTS - SUNDAY, 20 OCTOBER 2013
Singles - Final
 R Gasquet
(FRA) d [Q] M Kukushkin (KAZ) 46 64 64
FINAL REVIEW – GASQUET BOOSTS LONDON CHANCES WITH MOSCOW
• 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
• 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: "I’ll try my best to
qualify. Two big tournaments are coming up, including
[the ATP World Tour Masters 1000] in Paris. I’ll try my
best. I was close to losing today. But I fought a lot.
It’s important for me to qualify for it. But the title
here is important for me because my opponent played very
"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 doesn’t 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