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Gasquet, the surprise guest

London (EFA). Frenchman Richard Gasquet, twentieth racket in the ATP world ranking, a player who started in London as the 21st seed, has slipped into the top four tennis players at Wimbledon by defeating Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka, in force, in the quarterfinals. Roland Garros champion.
In the second match of the day on court number one at the All England Tennis Club, the prestigious club located in the southwest of the British capital, Gasquet surprised locals and strangers alike and avoided the semifinals longed for by many by removing Wawrinka from the tournament ( 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 4-6 and 11-9, in three hours and 28 minutes).
The Frenchman, who was already a semifinalist at La Catedral in 2007, will fight for a place in the final with the defending champion, Serbian Novak Djokovic, who yesterday got rid of Croatian Marin Cilic without too many problems.
Djokovic, number one in the world, was adamant against Cilic, the number nine seed at Wimbledon, and went ahead in his title defense (6-4, 6-4, 6-4, in one hour and 49 minutes), achieving their sixth consecutive semifinals.
The Serb, who survived a grueling quarterfinal match against South African Kevin Anderson, who went to five sets over two days (6-7(6), 6-7(6), 6-1 , 6-4 and 7-5), he has not noticed the tiredness and has once again brought out his best tennis on center court.
The Frenchman and the Serbian are accompanied in the other part of the table by the Swiss Roger Federer and the British Andy Murray, executioners this Wednesday of Gilles Simon and Vasek Pospisil, respectively.
In the match that opened the ninth day of Wimbledon, Murray, champion in London in 2013, beat Canadian Pospisil 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 in three sets, in two hours and 11 minutes.
Novak Djokovic will play Richard Gasquet and Andy Murray will face Roger Federer.

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