|No Player Found|
Reads: 1,337, Comments: 0
After making the finals of the Rogers Cup in Toronto last month, Frenchman Richard Gasquet showed that he is no push over. Today he will have to prove his mettle once more when takes on the tenacious David Ferrer.
David Ferrer is someone who is known on tour for his work rate. His return of serve and the ability to keep the ball in play is second to none, so much so that the word tenacious is synonymous to Ferrer in the tennis world. With Nadal out, Ferrer is the Spanish No.1 and is seeded fourth at the Open. Most top players dread playing against this Spaniard as they know, that it would almost always require something special. Ferrer has a sublime 56-11 record this season and already has 5 titles to his name. Against Lleyton Hewitt in the previous round, Ferrer dropped his first set of this open.
On the other hand, Gasquet - once hailed as one of the emerging talents of the game, has quickly faded and is now World No.21. The Frenchman has had a troubled year so far and failed to go beyond the quarterfinal stage of any event up until Estroil Open where he lost to Juan Martin Del Potro in the final. Since then, Gasquet has appeared rejuvenated and looked on song at the Rome Masters, but went out early at his home Grand Slam.
Gasquet's grass court season wasn't the best either as he disappointed in both events losing at the pre-quarter stage at Wimbledon and then in the second round at the Olympics. He comes into the event with a record of 33-17.
Having played each other 8 times before, these two know each other well. Ferrer has been dominant in that series having won 7 of those meetings, but Gasquet's only win did come on the hard court.
TennisEarth fancies a win for Ferrer in straight sets.
|Please Choose Your Gender|