Estoril, Portugal (SportsNetwork.com) - Richard Gasquet of France rolled to a straight-set victory over Australia's Nick Kyrgios on Sunday to win the inaugural Estoril Open.
Gasquet earned a 6-3, 6-2 win for his 12th career title and second of 2015. The fifth-seeded Frenchman also won in Montpellier in February and evened his career finals record to 12-12.
"I am really happy with the victory," said Gasquet. "I needed to play a good clay-court match, to make him run. He's a very good player, very powerful with a big forehand and big serve."
Gasquet broke serve for a 4-2 lead in the first set, then built a double-break lead in the second. He saved each of the three break points he faced and won an astounding 30-of-32 first-serve points, finishing the match in a mere 65 minutes.
Kyrgios, seeded seventh this week, was in his first career ATP World Tour final. The 20-year-old's best previous finish this year was a quarterfinal loss to Andy Murray at the Australian Open.
"Playing in my first final, there was definitely a bit of pressure out there," said Kyrgios. "I thought I had fun out there today as well. I lost, but that's why he's a world-class player. He was way too good for me and I need to get better."
Gasquet picked up his third career clay-court title and also exacted a measure of revenge from a second-round loss he suffered against Kyrgios last year in the second round at Wimbledon.