Seeded at No. 5 in the main draw, Richard Gasquet, the home favorite, secured a whopping win over the 82nd ranked Go Soeda in the first round of the Open 13 on Tuesday. The world No. 15 just took sixty-three minutes of play to finish the game at 6 – 0, 6 – 2, moving on in the second round of the ATP World Tour 250 event in Marseille in France.

The French tennis star was totally ballistic throughout the game, dominating each second of the game to pressurize his opponent out of the match. Richard Gasquet just lost 2 games in the full match up and defeated Soeda all aspect of the game, saving one of the best displays of rich quality tennis to succeed the hearts of his local spectators.

The 5th seed slammed seventy-four percent of his 1st serve on aim, securing twenty-two out of thirty-four points on it as well as nailing 5 out of 6 serve breaks to drive the Japanese player out of the game in style. It was the very 1st time when Soeda went on one against Richard Gasquet and turned out to be a full mismatch for the belligerent French player. The twenty seven year old Japanese veteran had 7 break opportunities in the game he frittered past all of them to be at a disadvantage throughout the game. He did not succeed to hold his serve in the first 9 games of the match, showing his poor performance against the ex- top-tenner.

The Frenchman outclassed Soeda with his selective shot making and pin-point hitting. Soeda held his serve for the very 1st time in the 4th game of the 2nd set but it was too late for him to secure a comeback from that position. Once again, he held his serve but a squeezing break point conversion from Richard Gasquet in the 8th game showed decisive for him, securing the victory at 6 – 2.