ATP French Open, 4th round: Nishikori v Gasquet (13:30)

Gasquet leads their previous matches 7-2. Nishikori won their last 2 matches. Both were on clay this year.

Nishikori almost blew a 2 set lead against Verdasco. He is very fit but that will leave him a little tired today. He had won both his previous matches in straight sets.

Gasquet played an excellent match to beat Kyrgios though it should be noted that the Aussie was not quite at his best. He has not dropped a set so far.  This is his first quarter final at the French Open.

In their first match this year Gasquet was competitive in the opening set. If Nishikori’s legs are a little heavy at the start then I think we see Gasquet take a set. Gasquet said before the tournament that his target was the quarter finals. Nishikori’s target was probably the final and self belief will be the deciding factor today.

Nishikori to win in 4 sets. Back him if he is broken first or loses set 1

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