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Tomas Berdych Vs. Richard Gasquet
A year younger than Berdych at 30, Gasquet belongs to the same category of veterans, although he has never reached a Grand Slam final or been able to match Berdych’s longevity in the top 10. A Montpellier and Antwerp champion in 2016, the year he finally made the quarterfinals of the French Open, Gasquet has struggled with a back injury in recent seasons and ended last year on the brink of dropping out of the top 20 after starting it at world no. 10.
Still, it’s been a good start to 2017 for Gasquet. He made the third round of the Australian Open, an advance on last year’s inability to appear due to injury, before losing to in-form Grigor Dimitrov and won easily when he took the court for a singles rubber in France’s first-round Davis Cup tie with Japan, beating Taro Daniel in straight sets. In Montpellier last week, Gasquet was unable to defend his title but he came close, reaching the final before losing to Alexander Zverev, and those runner-up points ensured that he has stayed just inside the top 20 at world no. 19.
Gasquet has a very average record in Rotterdam, where he is 5-4, but opened his 2017 campaign with a very solid 6-4, 6-2 win over Viktor Troicki. He and Berdych know each other well, having played 15 times over the course of their careers, but while the overall head-to-head is quite even – 8-7 in Berdych’s favour – Berdych has won five of the last six they have played against each other, including their last encounter, a tight three-set affair in the final of the Shenzhen Open. With conditions in Rotterdam definitely in Berdych’s favour, the Czech looks set to be the one who comes through to a quarterfinal clash with defending champion Martin Klizan.