Gasquet to meet Kyrgios in Estoril Open final
ESTORIL, Spain (AP) Fifth-seeded Richard Gasquet will face 20-year-old Australian Nick Kyrgios in the final of the Estoril Open after both came from behind to win semifinals on Saturday.
Gasquet of France rallied to beat Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain 3-6, 6-2, 7-6 (1) for a place in Sunday’s final.
Gasquet converted three of six break points to see Garcia-Lopez off in two hours, 16 minutes.
The seventh-seeded Kyrgios moved on earlier after he fought back for a 5-7, 7-6 (2), 6-3 win over Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta.
Kyrgios hit 15 aces but was almost derailed by converting only two of seven break chances.
”I’m very excited to play in my first final,” Kyrgios said. ”I kept pushing after losing the first set and I thought I hung in well.”