Richard Gasquet and Benjamin Bonzi eliminated in the quarter-finals of the Winston-Salem tournament

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Richard Gasquet and Benjamin Bonzi eliminated in the quarter-finals of the Winston-Salem tournament

Adrian Mannarino will be the only Frenchman in the semi-finals of the Winston-Salem tournament, in North Carolina (United States). Thursday, he had qualified at the expense of the American Maxime Cressy. But Richard Gasquet and Benjamin Bonzi failed in the quarterfinals on the same day.

Ranked 91st player in the world, Gasquet narrowly yielded to Serbian Laslo Djere (6-4, 3-6, 7-6 [6]), located two rows above him at the ATP, after 2h43 of play. The Frenchman can harbor regrets. After erasing a bad start in the third set (3-0), he had two match points to his credit in the tie-break (at 6-4 and 6-5).

Bonzi suffers 15 aces against van de Zandschulp

But Gasquet failed to convert them, unlike Djere, who did not miss his first opportunity to end it. In the semi-finals, the Serbian player will face the Swiss Marc-Andrea Huesler, 102nd in the world and from the qualifications, who took out the young Briton Jack Draper (6-4, 6-4), aged 20, who beat Dominic Thiem in the previous round.

Benjamin Bonzi, seeded n°10, was also narrowly eliminated, beaten by Botic van de Zandschulp (7-6 [6]7-6 [1]), seeded No. 2. Facing the big Dutch server, author of 15 aces, Bonzi was still able to break once in the second set, but without keeping this advantage, once again required to do battle in a decisive game won by his rival. In the semis, van de Zandschulp will face Mannarino.

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