Bogotá, Bogota, Colombia, 18 July 2014 |

Sam Groth put up a strong fight but ultimately went down to top seed Richard Gasquet at the Claro Open Colombia on Thursday.

Groth fell to the top seed 7-6(3) 7-6(5) in one hour and 44 minutes in their second round match on the hard courts of Bogota.

Gasquet will go on to face eighth seed Victor Estrella Burgos of the Dominican Republic.

Groth’s Australian countryman Bernard Tomic takes on Canadian No.3 seed Vasek Pospisil in Friday’s quarterfinals.