- Associated Press - Sunday, October 2, 2016

SHENZHEN, China (AP) - Tomas Berdych retained the Shenzhen Open title after defeating Richard Gasquet 7-6 (5), 6-7 (2), 6-3 in the final on Sunday.

It was Berdych’s first ATP World Tour title since winning the Stockholm Open almost a year ago.

Berdych lost his serve in the opening game of the first set but fought back to level with Gasquet before winning the tie-break on his first set point.

Gasquet denied Berdych two match points in the second set and then drew level by winning the tie-breaker.

Berdych recovered well and after breaking through in the sixth game for a 4-2 lead in the decisive set the Czech did not falter.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide