(May 3, 2015) France’s Richard Gasquet defeated Australian Nick Kyrgios 6-3, 6-2 to win the Estoril Open.
The first time the two played each other back at last year’s Wimbledon, Kyrgios saved nine match points and won. This was the Australian’s first ATP World Tour final.
For the fifth seed Gasquet, it was his 12th career title and second of the year after also claiming Montpellier.
The 28-year-old is now tied with Gilles Simon in the number of titles won by a Frenchman in the Open Era, behind Yannick Noah with 23.
“I am really happy with the victory,” Gasquet said. Yesterday it went three sets and today I was more confident and started better. To feel no pain it’s a good thing for me.”
“Playing in my first final, there was definitely a bit of pressure out there,” said Kyrgios. “I thought I had fun out there today as well. I lost, but that’s why he’s a world-class player. He was way too good for me and I need to get better.”