Posted: Sunday February 10, 2013 11:08 AM

Gasquet beats Paire in final in Montpellier

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MONTPELLIER, France (AP) - Frenchman Richard Gasquet beat compatriot Benoit Paire 6-2, 6-3 Sunday in the Open Sud de France final for his second title this season.

Gasquet broke Paire twice for a 5-2 lead and took the opening set when a backhand return from Paire sailed wide.

The third-seeded Frenchman dropped serve once in the second set, but broke Paire three times. He clinched victory when Paire netted a backhand.

This is Gasquet's ninth career singles title. He also won the Qatar Open in January.

Paire was appearing in only his second final on the main tour. He was runner-up in Belgrade last year.

 
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