Richard Gasquet has defeated Robin Haase of Netherlands in the first round of the men’s tennis singles tournament of London Olympics. Gasquet won the match in straight sets by 6-3, 6-3. Haase is the highest ranked Netherlands player in the competition, but, he was not even close to his best in the match. He played some loose shots in the match and let Gasquet dominate him. This was the first match between Gasquet and Haase. Gasquet kept Haase under pressure right from the start of the match.

Gasquet got a break through in the fourth game of the first set to take a lead of 3-1. He held his service in the following game to make the score 4-1. He kept that lead till the end of the first set and won the first set by 6-3. Haase started a bit better in the second set. In the first five games of the second set, both the players held their service and the score was 3-2. But, after that, Gasquet didn’t give the Dutch player any chance. He broke the service of Haase in the seventh and the ninth game and won the next four games consecutively to win the second set by 6-3. Gasquet played amazing tennis in the match and looked in fine form.

Gasquet was delighted to go into the second round. In the post match press conference, he said that it’s nice to start the competition on a good note. As per Gasquet, he has always enjoyed playing at Wimbledon. It is a wonderful place to play tennis. On the other hand, Haase was pretty disappointed after being knocked out from the very first round. However, he congratulated Gasquet and said that Gasquet played better than him. So, he deserved to win. In the second round, Gasquet will play against Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus.