Gasquet ends Kyrgios’ dreams

The Frenchman, ranked 28th after suffering a series of back injury problems, lost the finals at the Portuguese venue in 2007 and 2012.

But Gasquet made up for past disappointments as he schooled 20-year-old seventh seed Kyrgios in 63 minutes, never facing a break point until he saved three to take a lead of a set and 5-1.

The fifth-seeded French player claimed his first trophy on clay since Nice in 2010 on the first of three match points.

The win marked his 12th career title as he also avenged his loss to Kyrgios last year at Wimbledon when the Australian saved nine match points in their second round tie.

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