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Tennis Roundup: Gasquet retains Montpellier title; Agut wins in Sofia

February 08, 2016 10:04 IST

Richard Gasquet

IMAGE: Richard Gasquet poses with his trophy. Photograph: Twitter

Richard Gasquet won a 13th career singles title by beating fellow Frenchman Paul-Henri Mathieu 7-5, 6-4 in the Open Sud de France final in Montpellier on Sunday.

The top seeded world number 10 appeared to be suffering from abdominal pains and went 3-0 down in the opening set before prevailing.

He wrapped up with his first match point when Mathieu sent a backhand just long.

 "(Mathieu) hit the ball hard, at the begining I could not compete but then I served much better," said Gasquet, now a four times winner in Montpellier after titles in 2006, 13 and 15.

Bautista Agut wins Sofia title after beating Troicki

Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut beat Serbian Viktor Troicki 6-3, 6-4 on Sunday to win the inaugural Sofia Open and take his fourth ATP title.

The 27-year-old top seed, who is 18th in the world, wrapped up victory in 82 minutes to see out the tournament without losing a set.

Bautista Agut, who won last month's Auckland Classic and reached the last 16 at the Australian Open, is enjoying his best start to an ATP World Tour season with a 12-2 record and two titles.

 "It is special how I start the season this year. I have to be very happy with the title," he said.

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