Federer is two matches away from meeting Rafa in the final of Shanghai, but first he must defeat Gasquet in a classic match – they already played 17 times. Learn how to watch Gasquet vs Federer live online.
Richard Gasquet vs Roger Federer Live Stream
Richard Gasquet vs Roger Federer Head to Head:
The score is 15-2 for Federer, who won the last seven matches, while Gasquet's last win was in 2011, in Rome. The Frenchman did not manage to win on hardcourts against Federer. Even more, Gasquet never won a set against Federer in the last seven matches.
Richard Gasquet current form: His form is poor on hardcourts in 2017. Gasquet made an early exit at the US Open and then he won the Szczecin Challenger, who was played on clay. In Metz, he fell to Denis Istomin in the first round. At the Rakuten Open in Japan, he defeated Sam Querrey to reach the quarterfinals, where he lost to Goffin. In Shanghai, he dropped a set in every match, but somehow managed to reach the last 8.
Roger Federer current form: Federer had some trouble in the second round against Diego Schwartzman, winning the first set at tiebreak. In the third, the Swiss played an amazing tennis against a difficult opponent (Dolgopolov) and looked strong enough to be the favourite of this encounter.
Prediction: This is a duel of “one handed backhand” players, so expect some beautiful tennis. However, even if Gasquet will put up a fight, Roger Federer will still win this one.