Result: Richard Gasquet edges past Milos Raonic to reach US Open quarter-finals

Richard Gasquet leaves the court following a win at the US Open on August 26, 2013
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Richard Gasquet beats Milos Raonic in five sets to set up a quarter-final meeting with David Ferrer at the US Open.

Richard Gasquet has won an epic fourth-round clash against Milos Raonic to progress to the US Open quarter-finals.

The Frenchman got the better of his opponent (4)6-7 7-6(4) 2-6 7-6(11-9) 7-5 in almost five hours.

The duo went toe-to-toe in the first set in which Raonic blew a set-point opportunity with a wild forehand and then made two successive double faults to allow his opponent to come back and level it at 5-5.

The Canadian eventually won the opening set, but lost the second in another tie-breaker. However, the world number 11 bounced back in the third to claim it 6-2 with ease, Gasquet hitting six unforced errors in the process.

The fourth set was close like the first two and was won in a long tie-breaker by Gasquet, with Raonic missing a backhand passing shot on match point at 8-7.

The epic battle between the two players continued in the fifth set which Gasquet won 7-5 to set up a meeting with David Ferrer for a place in the semi-finals.

Milos Raonic eyes the ball against Thomas Fabbiano during the first round of the US Open on August 27, 2013
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