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Zverev denies Gasquet Montpellier hat-trick

Sascha Zverev has won his second career ATP title REUTERS ? Rising German Alexander Zverev denied home favourite Richard Gasquet a third conse ...

Sascha Zverev has won his second career ATP title

REUTERS - Rising German Alexander Zverev denied home favourite Richard Gasquet a third consecutive Open Sud de France title in Montpellier with a 7-6(4) 6-3 victory on Sunday.

Local favourite Gasquet, bidding for a fourth title overall at the indoor event, dropped the firset set on the tiebreak and was broken twice in the second as the 19-year-old Zverev claimed his second career title.

Defeat ended world number 22 Gasquet's 10-match winning streak in Montpellier.

Zverev, who competed in the doubles final later on Sunday alongside his brother Mischa, had beaten much-fancied second seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in his semi final.

Gasquet saw off compatriot Benoit Paire to reach the final.

The younger Zverev brother, widely tipped to be a future No. 1, also won the doubles title here with older brother Mischa, with the pair upsetting second seeds Fabrice Martin and Daniel Nestor for the trophy.

(Reporting by Ed Dove)

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