Decreased by knee pain, Richard Gasquet lost in the semifinals of UTS 2, beaten 3-1 by Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime who will face Alexander Zverev in the final. As in the first edition of the Ultimate Tennis Showdown (UTS), where he was beaten by Italian Matteo Berrettini in the semifinals, Richard Gasquet saw his journey stop at the gates of the UTS final 2. On Sunday, the Frenchman lost (3-1: 15-19, 17-12, 20-12, 23-7) to Canadian Félix Auger-Aliassime. Most of all, he left the court limping.
Reduced by pain in the right knee, which he has been dragging for six weeks and which woke up in the first quarter of the meeting, the 50th world refused to give up. He tried to keep the rally as short as possible, which worked well for the first half of the game, before the pain got too much. In the last quarter, he was barely running. While Auger-Aliassime will find the German Alexander Zverev, who overcame Corentin Moutet in the other semi-final, this Sunday evening in the final, Gasquet must take exams Monday afternoon to know the seriousness of his injury and the duration of his unavailability. The US Open, which he intends to play, starts on August 31.