Gasquet surprises Norrie and is the longest-serving champion in Auckland

Dof the first three events on the ATP calendar have been won by two tennis players closer to 40 than 30. Novak Djokovic (35) won last Sunday in Adelaide.

This Saturday, Richard Gasquetwith one more year, has become the longest-serving winner at the Auckland tournament in its 66 editions.

The Frenchman, who had not dusted off his record of titles since the grass of Hertogenbosch 2018, has ended the resistance of Cameron Norrie by 4-6, 6-4 and 6-4. Richard ended up overwhelming his rival by chaining the last five games.

Gasket, who still holds the record for being the youngest match winner since 1990he is also the player from his country in the Open Era who has played the most times has raised its arms in victory (592).

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