Gasquet breezes into European Open quarters

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Richard Gasquet defeated Inigo Cervantes as the third seed progressed to the quarter-finals of the maiden European Open.

The Frenchman set the tone by breaking to love in the first game before wrapping up a 6-2 6-4 victory in an hour and 15 minutes.

Fourth seed Pablo Cuevas booked his spot in the last eight with a 6-4 7-6 (7-4) triumph over Jozef Kovalik in Antwerp.

Also through to the quarters is Andreas Seppi, who beat Robin Haase 7-5 7-5.

The remainder of Wednesday's matches were first-round ties, which saw wins for Gilles Simon, Taylor Fritz and Steve Darcis.