US Open - Gasquet upsets Ferrer to reach first Grand Slam semi-final since 2007

Frenchman Richard Gasquet reached his first grand slam semi-final in six years with a 6-3 6-1 4-6 2-6 6-3 upset win over Spain's David Ferrer at the US Open.

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US Open - Gasquet upsets Ferrer to reach first Grand Slam semi-final since 2007
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TENNIS US OPEN 2013 Richard Gasquet

Playing in just the second Grand Slam quarter-final of his career, 27-year-old Gasquet used his trademark one-handed backhand to near perfection as he closed out Ferrer in three hours and 23 minutes.

"I thought he was a little bit nervous in the wind, so I played on that," said Gasquet.

"I was a little bit tired but the last game was amazing for me. It's wonderful for me to be in the semis. It means a lot."

Gasquet broke the Spaniard, a model of consistency with trips to the quarters or better in the last eight Slams, when he double faulted on break point to seize a 4-2 lead in the fifth set and ended it with a bristling forehand for his 52nd winner.

"He had a bad game at 3-2 for me. I was a little nervous about getting into the semis at the US Open, but I did it. Was a big win for me," he said.

Gasquet will play either second-seed Rafa Nadal or 19th-seeded Tommy Robredo, both of Spain, for a place in Monday's final.

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