Sunday, September 30, 2012
Richard Gasquet dismissed Gilles Simon 6-2, 6-1 to win the Thailand Open 2012 title.
Gasquet earned $99,645 in prize money and 250 Rankings points.
Simon broke Gasquet in the opening game but was broken right back.
Gasquet broke again at 4-2 and in the eighth game seal the set.
Richard broke Simon for a 3-1 lead in the second set, then again in the sixth game. Than he held for victory in 69 minutes.
"I played against a French player who is also my friend so of course it a little bit strange but for me it's a title and I've had some tough matches this week so I’m very happy to win," said Gasquet.
"The people here are very nice, the crowd was very nice. The night I played against [Grigor] Dimitrov it was late, but the people stayed and cheered for me so it's more reason for me to come back next year and defend my title."
Simon received $52,390 and 150 Ranking points.
"I was playing some of the best tennis I ever played yesterday [against Janko Tipsarevic] and today I just couldn't play at all. Thierry [Tulasne] was here to watch, but it was our last week together so I really wanted to win."