AUCKLAND, New Zealand — On track for an Australian Open second-round conflict with Nick Kyrgios, veteran Richard Gasquet has proven he’s removed from washed up.

The 36-year-old Frenchman rolled again the years with an impressed end to upset second seed and British No.1 Cameron Norrie 4-6 6-4 6-4 within the ASB Basic remaining on Saturday.

It was world No.67 Gasquet’s seventeenth profession ATP Tour title, however the first since 2018, and he turns into the oldest males’s champion on the Auckland occasion.

In a profession spanning twenty years, he has reached the Australian Open fourth spherical 4 occasions, the final 10 years in the past.

Enjoying within the metropolis the place he grew up, Norrie was in search of a seventh-straight match win and seemed on monitor to attain it when up 4-1 within the third set earlier than Gasquet pegged him again to triumph.

Gasquet faces a tricky first-round conflict with youthful countryman Ugo Humbert at Melbourne Park, but when he wins that he’s more likely to come up in opposition to high native hope Kyrgios, the nineteenth seed.

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