Result: Richard Gasquet earns spot in third round

Frenchman Richard Gasquet celebrates after defeating Ivan Dodig in the third round at the Australian Open tennis championship on January 19, 2013
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Richard Gasquet is through to the third round of the BNP Paribas Open after beating Bernard Tomic in straight sets.

Number 10 seed Richard Gasquet earned his place in the third round of the BNP Paribas Open with victory over Bernard Tomic.

The Frenchman won in straight sets in a match that lasted just under an hour-and-half.

In an even first set at six games apiece, Gasquet secured the win in the tie-break with a 7-1 victory.

The second set was more straightforward for the Frenchman as he secured the match with a 6-2 triumph.

In the third round Gasquet will face Jerzy Janowicz.

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