ADVERTISEMENT

Federer Drubs Gasquet on Way to US Open Semi-finals

Roger Federer dominated France’s Richard Gasquet in a 6-3 6-3 6-1 in the US Open quarter-final on Wednesday.

Published
Sports
1 min read
<a href="#81071706"> Roger</a> Federer rejoices after winning the quarter-final of the US Open. (Photo: AP)

Roger Federer dominated France’s Richard Gasquet in a 6-3, 6-3, 6-1  sailing into the semi-finals of the US Open on Wednesday.

Federer seemed intent on beating the rain forecast to hit Flushing Meadows and he safely stormed into the last four, where he will face fellow Swiss Stan Warwinka.

The fifth-seeded Wawrinka, the reigning French Open champion, advanced with an equally unstressed 6-4, 6-4, 6-0 victory over South African Kevin Anderson.

Friday’s other men’s semi-final will have top seed Novak Djokovic of Serbia going against ninth-seeded defending champion Marin Cilic of Croatia.

(Photo: AP)
(Photo: AP)

Federer and Gasquet both featured throwback one-handed backhands, but apart from that elegant stroke there were very few similarities.

Federer could hardly miss and Gasquet, all too often, played the role of innocent bystander in the 87-minute mauling.

The Swiss maestro uncorked 50 winners to a mere eight from Gasquet.

(At The Quint, we are answerable only to our audience. Play an active role in shaping our journalism by becoming a member. Because the truth is worth it.)

ADVERTISEMENT
Stay Updated

Subscribe To Our Daily Newsletter And Get News Delivered Straight To Your Inbox.

Join over 120,000 subscribers!
ADVERTISEMENT