Berdych crashes out of US Open

Richard Gasquet progressed to the quarter-final of the US Open on Monday after bouncing back from one set down to beat sixth seed Tomas Berdych 2-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-1. 

Gasquet has impressed at the grand slams this year, reaching the fourth round of the French Open before making it to the semi-finals at Wimbledon where he was beaten by eventual champion Novak Djokovic.

The Frenchman had looked in line for a first round exit at Flushing Meadows after going two sets to one down against Thanasi Kokkinakis, but he was handed a reprieve when the Australian was forced to withdraw due to severe cramps. And he's now making the most of that lucky break.

Gasquet's serve looked vulnerable at times in the opening set, and Berdych took full advantage, breaking to go 4-2 up on his way to winning three consecutive games to take the set 6-2. 

But, Gasquet battled back in the second set by breaking Berdych in the fifth and ninth games, making just four unforced errors and surrendering just six points on his own serve to level matters at a set apiece.

The third set proved to be a much closer affair, with neither player giving anything away on serve. However, the 12th seed would take the set 6-4 after managing to break Berdych in the 10th game.

With a spot in the quarter-finals beckoning, Gasquet took his game to the next level and began to dominate Berdych, breaking the Czech twice on his way to taking the set 6-1 and closing out the match in two hour and 24 minutes.

The 12th seed will face second seed Roger Federer in the quarter-finals after the Swiss maestro defeated 13th seed John Isner 7-6 (0), 7-6 (6), 7-5. 

Fifth seed Stanislas Wawrinka also progressed to the quarter-finals after beating Donald Young 6-4, 1-6, 6-3, 6-4. However, the same cannot be said about third seed Andy Murray, who was dumped out of the tournament after losing to Kevin Anderson 6-7 (5), 3-6, 7-6 (2), 6-7 (0). 

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