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France’s Gasquet shocked by Czech Machac in opening Davis Cup clash

A 21-year-old debutant surprised a veteran Frenchman in the first match of the weekend in Innsbruck

Tennis – Davis Cup Finals – Group C – France v Czech Republic – Olympiahalle, Innsbruck, Austria – November 25, 2021 France’s Richard Gasquet in action during his match agains Czech Republic’s Tomas Machac || 213674_0002

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Veteran Richard Gasquet was stunned on Thursday in the opening match of France’s Davis Cup Finals clash with Czech Republic, beaten 7-6(3), 6-2 by 21-year-old Tomas Machac.

His 35-year-old opponent racked up the unforced errors, and debutant Machac finished in impressive style sending down a huge ace.

It was the first match of the weekend in Innsbruck, hosting Group C which also includes Great Britain.

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