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. 

Richard Gasquet
Richard Gasquet