Gasquet ends Bernie’s China Open bid
Bernard Tomic has missed out on a quarterfinal berth at the China Open after falling in his second round match in Beijing.
Tomic fell 7-6(2) 6-4 to French fifth seed Richard Gasquet, who won with a stunning ace to set up a quarterfinal battle against No.3 seed David Ferrer after the Spaniard overcame Tomic’s compatriot Marinko Matosevic.
Tomic had defeated Gasquet on Wimbledon’s famed Centre Court in the third round this year, but was unable to replicate his heroics on Beijing’s hard courts.
Although he managed to belt nine aces, Gasquet created 15 break point opportunities on the 20-year-old’s serve, and converted three.
Tomic next heads to the Shanghai Rolex Masters, the ATP 1000 event beginning on 6 October.