Result: Richard Gasquet rallies to defeat David Ferrer

Richard Gasquet holds firm to deny David Ferrer a place in the semi-final of the US Open.

Eighth seed Richard Gasquet has survived a two-set fightback from David Ferrer to book his place in the semi-finals of the US Open.

Richard Gasquet in action against David Ferrer during their US Open quarter final match on September 4, 2013© Getty Images

In doing so, the Frenchman has equalled his best performance at a Grand Slam, six years after reaching the last four of Wimbledon.

The 27-year-old looked to be sailing into the semi-finals after taking the first two sets 6-3 6-1 in scintillating fashion.

However, the Spaniard showed his characteristic mettle at Flushing Meadows, battling back to take the next two 6-4 6-2.

Despite having all the momentum heading into the decider, the dogged 31-year-old fell at the final hurdle, as Gasquet regained his focus to wrap up the fifth set 6-3.

The winner between Rafael Nadal and Tommy Robredo will play Gasquet in the semi-finals.

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