Rafael Nadal expects tough test against Richard Gasquet

Nadal expects tough Gasquet test
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Rafael Nadal says that he is expecting Richard Gasquet to provide tough opposition in their US Open semi-final.

Rafael Nadal has said that he is expecting a tough match when he meets Richard Gasquet in the semi-finals of the US Open.

The world number two booked his place in the last four with a straight-sets victory over Tommy Robredo on Thursday.

Gasquet required five sets to defeat David Ferrer in the quarter-finals, and Nadal has said that he expects the Frenchman to be confident ahead of their clash.

"I expect him to be very good," Clubcall.com quotes Nadal as saying. "He's playing a great tournament. Two great wins against Milos Raonic and now against David.

"It's great for his confidence. Five-set victories against tough opponents, that's brilliant for him. He will come to the match with good confidence."

Nadal will face Gasquet on Friday.

Rafael Nadal celebrates his win over Jerzy Janowicz during the Rogers Cup on August 8, 2013
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