Agencia EFENovember 1, 2013 17:17
Paris, Nov 1 (EFE).- Spain's Rafael Nadal advanced to the semifinals of the Paris Masters with a routine 6-4, 6-1 victory Friday over France's Richard Gasquet.
Gasquet came into the match on a high note, having qualified this week for the eight-man, season-ending ATP World Tour Finals, which gets underway on Monday.
But neither the relatively fast court surface nor the support of a packed crowd gave him an edge against the world No. 1, who controlled the rallies from the baseline and rarely allowed Gasquet to get into a position to unleash his lethal one-handed backhand.