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Geneva Open LIVE: Richard Gasquet crashes Daniil Medvedev’s comeback party, defeats him in straight sets in Geneva Open first round

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Geneva Open LIVE: World No.2 Daniil Medvedev lost to Richard Gasquet in straight sets on his comeback game at the second round of Geneva Open on Tuesday. Medvedev lost the match 6-2, 7-6(5). Medvedev was playing his first match since Miami in March after undergoing a hernia procedure. Follow InsideSport.IN for more updates. 

Geneva Open LIVE: Richard Gasquet crashes Daniil Medvedev’s comeback party, defeats him in straight sets in Geneva Open first round

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Former World No. 7 Gasquet maintained constant pressure on the Medvedev serve, breaking three times in a 90-minute win at the ATP 250 event. It is Gasquet’s first win over an opponent ranked in the Top 2 of the ATP Rankings since he defeated then-World No. 1 Roger Federer at the 2005 Monte-Carlo Masters.

Geneva Open LIVE: Richard Gasquet crashes Daniil Medvedev’s comeback party, defeats him in straight sets in Geneva Open first round

Geneva Open LIVE: Richard Gasquet crashes Daniil Medvedev's comeback party, defeats him in straight sets in Geneva Open first round

Medvedev who had beaten Gasquet in the pair’s previous meeting in the first round at the 2021 US Open, looked completely off-colour on Tuesday. Gasquet appeared dialled in from the start as he set about avenging that loss, striking his one-handed backhand cleanly throughout to surge to victory and a fourth quarter-final of the season.

Geneva Open LIVE: Richard Gasquet crashes Daniil Medvedev's comeback party, defeats him in straight sets in Geneva Open first round

Despite defeat, Medvedev will be pleased with his second-set showing. The 26-year-old began to show signs of the form as he recovered from 1-3 to force a tie-break. Despite Medvedev’s late rally to level the second set, it was the Frenchman who remained the more consistent into the tie-break.

Gasquet’s quarter-final opponent in Switzerland will be Kamil Majchrzak, after the Pole brushed past qualifier Marco Cecchinato, 6-2, 6-3.

Geneva Open LIVE: Richard Gasquet crashes Daniil Medvedev’s comeback party, defeats him in straight sets in Geneva Open first round

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