Rain dampens World No 9 Richard Gasquet's World Tour Finals hopes

Oct 09, 2013, 02:36 IST | AFP

Frenchman Richard Gasquet became the first high-profile casualty at the Shanghai Masters yesterday as organisers scrambled to keep the storm-hit event on track.

Drenching rains, which flooded streets near the venue — the lingering effects of Typhoon Fitow — forced a switch to indoor courts at the Qizhong Tennis Center.

Ninth-seed Gasquet’s tame 6-3, 6-4 defeat to Vasek Pospisil deals a heavy blow to his hopes of reaching next month’s World Tour Finals in London, which feature the season’s top eight players. Gasquet is currently ninth. 

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