Tennis: France's Gasquet ends three-year wait for final spot

Richard Gasquet (above) has finally made it into the last two of an ATP event after three years. PHOTO: AFP

UMAG, CROATIA (AFP) - French veteran Richard Gasquet reached his first ATP final in three years on Saturday (July 24) when he defeated German qualifier Daniel Altmaier in the Umag semi-finals.

The 35-year-old Gasquet, seeded fourth, won 7-6 (7/2), 3-6, 6-3 after three hours and 11 minutes on court.

He will face either top seed Albert Ramos-Vinolas or Carlos Alcaraz in Sunday's final.

Gasquet, whose last final appearance was at Bastad in 2018, will be seeking a 16th career title.

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