Rain disrupted play on Tuesday, allowing for just one men’s single match to complete. 4th seed David Ferrer was up against the 13th seed Richard Gasquet. The Frenchman was looking to move past the 4th round here in New York for the first time in his career. The 26 year old has reached at least the 4th round in 6 of the last 8 grand slams. Ranked at no. 5 in the world, Gasquet’s opponent David Ferrer is having one of the best seasons of his career, and he was going for yet another round of last 8 at a Major tournament.
The opening set of the match began under the sun with a tight set that saw Ferrer gain the upper hand. Gasquet responded by breaking the Spaniard’s serve early in the 2nd set and looked primed to level the match at one set apiece. However, Ferrer’s trademark ferocity could not be contained and the 4th seed bounced back with a break which led to a 2nd set tiebreak. After handily winning the tiebreak, the skies above decided to put a stop to the match.
Resuming under the lights of Louis Armstrong Stadium, Ferrer picked up where he left off and broke Gasquet’s serve one final time to take the 3rd set 6-4. The final score was 7-5, 7-6, (7-2), 6-4. The Spaniard, who struggled on his serve on Tuesday, will play either Philipp Kohlschreiber or Janko Tipsarevic in the quarterfinals. Before play was suspended, Tipsarevic was able to get an early edge against Kohlschreiber, and is leading the 1st set 5-2.