Gasquet beats Simon in Bangkok
Second seed Richard Gasquet crushed Gilles Simon to ease through the all-French final and win the Thailand Open in Bangkok on Sunday.
Gasquet, who came from behind to beat Jarkko Nieminen in the semis, brushed aside any fitness concerns with a 6-2 6-1 victory to pick up his first ATP title since May 2010.
Simon started in confident mood - buoyed by his semi-final defeat of top seed Janko Tipsarevic - and broke his fourth-seeded compatriot in the very first game.
But the 2009 Bangkok champion struggled with his rhythm and after losing his serve in the second and eighth game, the set soon went to Gasquet in 30 minutes.
The world No 7 broke Simon for a 3-1 lead in the second set and after surviving a hard-fought sixth, the 26-year-old clinically closed out for his seventh ATP title in just 69 minutes.
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