Richard Gasquet has defeated Bardley Klahn of USA in the second round of the US Open. Gasquet won the match in the straight sets by 6-3, 6-3, 6-1.The Frenchman looked in sublime form and he flattened the local boy with his fabulous shots. Klahn, who was given the entry through wildcard, allowed Gasquet to dominate him by making a number of unforced errors.  Gasquet took just 2 hours to knock Klahn out of the tournament.

Gasquet, who has been given the 13th seed in the competition, made a very good start to the match. He broke the service of Klahn in the second game of the first set and won the first three games in a row to make the score 3-0. Klahn needed to get a breakthrough to make a comeback in the set, but, he didn’t get that. Gasquet held his serves in the remaining games to win the first set by 6-3. In the second set, both the players held their service in the first six games and the scores were levelled at 3-3 at the end of the sixth game. The Frenchman managed to sneak a breakthrough in the seventh game to take a lead of 4-3. Thereafter, he served out the 8th and the 10th game to grab the second set by the same margin of 6-3. Kalhn got three breakpoints in the second set, but, he didn’t manage to capitalize on any of those breakpoints.

In the third set, Gasquet was in a furious mood. He broke Kalhn’s service twice and sealed the third set by 6-1 to win the match. Gasquet smashed a total of 28 winners including 6 aces in the match. In the third round, Gasquet will play against Steve Johnson of USA.