Pouille Downs Gasquet For Open Sud de France Title
Open Sud de France Final
Lucas Pouille defeated Richard Gasquet 7-6(2) 6-4
-Lucas Pouille overcame three-time champion Richard Gasquet for his fifth ATP World Tour title in Montpellier.
-It was the Frenchman's second title on home soil, having won in Metz in 2016.
-It marked the third time in less than a year that Pouille has saved match points en route to a title. He turned aside two against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in Saturday's semis.
-Gasquet was attempting to win his 15th ATP World Tour title, falling to 14-15 in finals.
-In doubles, brothers Ken and Neal Skupski claimed their maiden team title on the ATP World Tour. Individually, Ken won his fourth crown and Neal his first.
-The British duo earned their second trophy in as many weeks, after prevailing at the ATP Challenger Tour event in nearby Quimper seven days ago.
WHAT THE PLAYERS SAID
I'm very happy with the win today. Obviously it was a tough match. Richard is an amazing player and one of the best on tour. The first set was very important and taking the tie-break led me to the victory. I'm very happy with the way I played. It was a great week for me in Montpellier, winning the title in the city where I got my first wild card on tour at 18. It's a great feeling and I'm very happy with this. I hope to come back next year and defend my title.