Result: Richard Gasquet sees off Alejandro Falla

Frenchman Richard Gasquet serves during his second round victory at the Australian Open on January 17, 2013
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Ninth-seed Richard Gasquet drops just seven games as he overcomes Alejandro Falla in round two of the Australian Open.

Ninth seed Richard Gasquet dropped just seven games as he overcame Alejandro Falla in round two of the Australian Open on Thursday.

The Frenchman served supremely on Show Court Two, hitting 13 aces and winning 76% of points behind his first serve.

He broke his Colombian opponent six times en route to securing a 6-3 6-2 6-2 victory inside 101 minutes.

Croatia's Ivan Dodig will face Gasquet in the next round.

Frenchman Richard Gasquet hits a return during his first round match at the Australian Open tennis championship on January 15, 2013
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1Scotland flag Andy Murray11,540
2Serbia Novak Djokovic9,735
3Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka5,195
4Canada Milos Raonic5,080
5Japan Kei Nishikori4,730
6Spain Rafael Nadal4,115
7France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga3,480
8Croatia Marin Cilic3,410
9Austria Dominic Thiem3,375
10Switzerland Roger Federer3,260
11Belgium David Goffin3,245
12France Gael Monfils3,190
13Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov2,925
14Czech Republic Tomas Berdych2,790
15Lucas Pouille2,261
16Spain Roberto Bautista Agut2,190
17Australia Nick Kyrgios2,075
18United States Jack Sock2,060
19France Richard Gasquet1,920
20Alexander Zverev1,895
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