ATP Review: Richard Gasquet Got Win In Marrakech; While Fernando Verdasco Losses

Fernando Verdasco the fifth seed was defeated by qualifier Denis Kudla in the first round of the US Men’s Clay Court Championship (USMCCC) taking place in Houston.

Verdasco who is ranked 36th in the world, went a break up, but he was broken back two times by the American. He lost the first set 6-4. The second set ended at a tie break after Kudla set point and saved break, and Verdasco loses his first three service points as he prevailed 7/4. Frances Tiafoe after winning made his way to the next round. He beat wildcard Mackenzie McDonald with the score 6-3 6-3 in the time span of one hour and seven minutes.
Tiafoe beats his rival twice for 5-3 and served to love for the first set, and then he broke the world number 142 early in the second. Tiafoe pressed home his benefit, winning the match on his first break point at the score of 5-3. At the start of the day, Tennys Sandgren made short work of Blaz Kavcic by taking just over about an hour to see off the Slovenian by 6-2 6-2, on the other hand, Henri Laaksonen took less than an hour to book his place in the next round after winning against Dustin Brown with a 6-4 6-3. Bjorn Fratangelo beat Jordan Thompson 6-1 6-1.

In Marrakech, at the Grand Prix Hassan II, Gilles Simon disposed of Frenchman Benoit Paire with the score 6-2 6-7 (7/1) 7-6 (7/5). Paire, was broken in his first service game and then again in 4-2. Simon took the set on the second break and set point.

In the second, the two players broke each other thrice before Paire broke four times in the tie-break to force a decider