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Playing in just the second grand slam quarter-final of his career, 27-year-old Gasquet went all out against Ferrer, using his trademark one-handed backhand to near perfection as he closed him out in three hours and 23 minutes.

Gasquet broke the Spaniard — a model of consistency with trips to the quarters or better in the last eight slams — on a double fault at break point for a 4-2 lead in the fifth set.

He ended it with a bristling forehand for his 52nd winner.

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