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Richard Gasquet is getting the hang of this five-set thing.
The eighth-seeded Gasquet reached his second Grand Slam semifinal, and first since 2007, by eliminating fourth-seeded David Ferrer of Spain 6-3, 6-1, 4-6, 2-6, 6-3 at the U.S. Open on Wednesday.
"It means a lot. I'm 27, so the last time I did it, I was 21 years old," France's Gasquet said. "For sure, it's a big victory for me."
He was playing in only the second major quarterfinal of his career, having been 1-15 in fourth-round matches until edging No. 10 Milos Raonic on Monday, also in five sets. Gasquet is 7-12 in matches that go the distance, a far cry from Ferrer's 19-10 mark.
But it was Ferrer who faltered down the stretch after coming back to even the match by winning the third and fourth sets. Ferrer, the runner-up to Rafael Nadal at the French Open in July, played a loose game while down 3-2 in the fifth, including a double-fault on break point.
Gasquet's only previous Gra...
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Honestly, who throws a sock? Apparently the answer to that question is Richard Gasquet who blew a gasket of sorts on Monday during his 4th round U.S. Open match against Milos Raonic. Richard got a little frustrated that he had lost the opening set to Milos and when he got to his seat to take a load off he stripped off his socks and threw them in the middle of the court. The tantrum...
Richard Gasquet overcame a match point and 39 aces from big-serving Milos Raonic to make his second Grand Slam quarterfinal with a 6-7 (4), 7-6 (4), 2-6, 7-6 (9), 7-5 victory Monday.
No. 8 Gasquet came in with a 1-15 record in Grand Slam fourth-round matches. He'll face fourth-seeded David Ferrer in the quarterfinals.
No. 10 Raonic's 39 aces were third most in U.S. Open...
(September 4, 2013) Richard Gasquet and Flavia Pennetta advanced to the semifinals of the US Open on Wednesday. No. 8 seed Gasquet from France booked the first place in the men’s semifinals with a 6-3, 6-1, 4-6, 2-6, 6-3 win over fourth seed David Ferrer in 3 hours, 23 minutes. The Frenchman will play […]
(September 2, 2013) Frenchman Richard Gasquet came back from a match point down to stop Canadian Milos Raonic 6-7 (4), 7-6 (4), 2-6, 7-6 (9), 7-5 in the fourth round of the US Open on Sunday night on Court 17. The match lasted 4 hours, 40 minutes. World No. 8 Gasquet is now 2-15 […]
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