No Frenchmen in the top 20

Richard Gasquet served for the first set, and had four set points in the second set against Juan Martin del Potro Wednesday in Shanghai.

But he lost both.

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And with that defeat, there won’t be a single player from France in the top 20 of the ATP Tour rankings Monday.

At No. 25, Gasquet was the last chance. The idle Lucas Pouille will drop out.

The streak began Oct. 30, 2006, when a 20-year-old Gasquet won Lyon and moved up to No. 20.

Gasquet, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Gaƫl Monfils and Gilles Simon had been staples in the top 20 for over a decade.

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