Result: Richard Gasquet battles past Carlos Berlocq into French Open third round

Richard Gasquet in action against David Ferrer during their US Open quarter final match on September 4, 2013
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Richard Gasquet seals a place in the third round of the French Open with a straight-sets win over Carlos Berlocq.

Richard Gasquet has grabbed a place in the third round of the French Open following a 7-6(5) 6-4 6-4 victory over Carlos Berlocq in Paris.

It was a tight affair between the competitors in the opening set, but Gasquet beat his opponent to the first break of serve in the match.

However, Berlocq immediately responded by sealing a break of his own following a game that was pulled back to deuce three times before a winner was hit.

The set was eventually decided with a tie-break, which was edged 7-5 by Gasquet, who struggled to find a break in the second set until the ninth game.

After taking the second set, Gasquet dealt a blow to Berlocq by taking his opening service game in the third, which allowed him to push on and wrap up proceedings.

Richard Gasquet of France celebrates winning the first set in his men's singles match against Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina during day one of the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals at O2 Arena on November 4, 2013
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