The French Richard Gasquet, number 56 in the world ranking, beat the American 6-0, 3-6 and 6-3 in one hour and thirty-nine minutes Taylor Fritz, 29 ATP, at the premiere of the Masters 1000 in Paris. In the round of 32, the French player will be measured against Diego Schwartzman, number 9 and sixth seed, looking for the necessary points to get into the London ATP Finals.
The Small will seek to qualify for a tournament scheduled for November 15-22 that has not had an Argentine for seven years, when Juan Martín Del Potro in 2013 will plant flag.
Schwartzman starred in in 2020 the best season of its sports campaign, with his access to the finals in Córdoba, the Masters 1000 in Rome and the German ATP in Cologne, and in his best contest to the semifinals of Roland Garros, where he lost to the Spanish Rafael Nadal, a posteriori champion.
The Argentine fights for that place in London with the Italian Matteo Berrettini, who will debut in Paris in the second round against Marcos Girón.