Pedro Martínez ends his career in Parma

The Spanish Pedro Martinez ended his career in the ATP 250 clay court tournament in Parma, Italy, by losing in the second round to the French Richard Gasquet by 6-3, 3-6 and 6-3 in 2 hours and 23 minutes.

The Valencian tennis player, who beat the Frenchman Gilles Simon in the first round and reached the final draw from the qualifying phase, could not with the experience of Gasquet, number 51 in the ATP and 10 years older, 24-34.

Martínez took advantage of Gasquet’s loss of tennis in the second set, but in the third and final set two service losses made things very difficult for him.