Five-time champion Roger Federer continues his quest for an Open Era- record sixth US Open title and his 18th Grand Slam. The World No. 2 meets 12th-seeded Richard Gasquet, whom he has never lost to on a hard court (8-0). Gasquet is coming off a four-set win over No. 6 seed Tomas Berdych in the fourth round.
Roland Garros champion Stan Wawrinka faces first-time Grand Slam quarter-finalist Kevin Anderson, who knocked off No. 3 seed Andy Murray in the fourth round. The 15th-seeded Anderson has defeated the fifth-seeded Wawrinka in each of their last four meetings.
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Roger Federer at the 2015 US Open
Federer has not dropped a set en route to his 11th US Open quarter-final, highlighted by his 76(0) 76(6) 75 win over John Isner in the fourth round. The first set marked the first time Isner lost a tiebreaker 7-0 on tour (430 career tiebreakers). Federer has all the numbers going for him entering his 17th meeting with Gasquet.
- 6 straight wins (12 straight sets) over Gasquet
- 8-0 in hard-court matches (17-1 in sets) against Gasquet
- 35-2 vs. Frenchmen at Grand Slams since 2001 Australian Open
- 103 holds in 105 service games on hard courts this summer (US Open and Cincinnati combined)
Richard Gasquet on his way to the quarters of the 2015 US Open
Gasquet has not been ranked in the Top 10 since the week of April 14, 2014, but he’s spent the summer proving that he belongs among the world’s best players. The Frenchman’s win over Berdych on Monday was his third in the last two months over a Top 10 player (3-2 during that run).
- Gasquet d. No. 6 Tomas Berdych 26 63 64 61 in US Open 4R
- Gasquet d. No. 9 Marin Cilic 75 63 in ATP Masters 1000 Cincinnati 3R
- Gasquet d. No. 4 Stan Wawrinka 64 46 36 64 11-9 in Wimbledon QF
Roger Federer versus Richard Gasquet quick facts
- Federer is appearing in an Open Era-record 46th Grand Slam QF (37-8); Gasquet is playing in his 4th (3-0)
- Federer is 9-0 in sets against Gasquet in Best-of-5 set matches, most recently beating the Frenchman to clinch the 2014 Davis Cup for Switzerland
- Gasquet is 0-6 in Grand Slams against players ranked No. 1 or No. 2 in the world
Roger Federer at the US Open quick facts
- The 5-time champion (2004-08) has spent 6 hours, 49 minutes on court en route to QF with wins over Leonardo Mayer 61 62 62, Steve Darcis 61 62 61, No. 29 Philipp Kohlschreiber 63 64 64 (broken twice) and No. 13 John Isner 76(0) 76(6) 75. Has held in 54 of 56 service games (.964), saving 9 of 11 break points (.818). Has converted 19 of 46 break points (.413). Appearing in QF for 11th time in the last 12 years. Has a 9-1 record in QF matches with only loss to Berdych in 2012
- Has 2nd-best winning percentage (.884, 76-10) in the Open Era (Sampras .887, 71-9) and is 3rd all-time behind Bill Tilden (.910, 71-7). No. 3 all-time with 76 US Open match wins, trailing only Connors (98) and Agassi (79)
- At 34, oldest No. 2 seed at US Open since Ken Rosewall (37) in 1972
- Began his career with an 11-4 mark from 2000-03. Since 2004, when he won his 1st title, is 75-6 at US Open
- His 40-match Flushing Meadows winning streak ended with 5-set loss to del Potro in 2009 final
- Attempting to reach 1st US Open final since 2009 and become 1st man in Open Era to win 6 US Open titles
- Since last final, was eliminated in 2010-11 SF (l. both to Djokovic 7-5 in 5th), 2012 QF (l. to Berdych in 4 sets), 2013 4R (l. to Robredo) and 2014 SF (l. to Cilic)
Richard Gasquet at the US Open quick facts
- No. 2 Frenchman comes in with a 25-9 career record and is appearing in QF for 2nd time in 3 years. Reached SFs in 2013 (l. to No. 2 Nadal). Has spent 9 hours, 24 minutes on court en route to QFs
- In 1R, trailed Thanasi Kokkinakis 2 sets to 1 before Aussie retired due to cramps down 0-2 in 5th. Also lost opening set to Robin Haase in 2R before rallying to win 46 63 76(4) 64, then beat No. 24 seed Bernard Tomic 64 63 61 in 3R and No. 6 Tomas Berdych 26 63 64 61. Has held in 61 of 70 service games (.871), saving 11 of 20 break points (.550) and converting 21 of 51 break points (.412)
- His best result was 2013 SF (d. both No. 11 Raonic and No. 4 Ferrer in 5 sets, l. to No. 2 Nadal)
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