Richard Gasquet Beats David Ferrer To Reach U.S. Open Semifinal (PHOTOS)
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NEW YORK -- 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 Grand Slam semifinal came at Wimble...
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