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David Ferrer is 5-1 all time against Frenchman Richard Gasquet.
In this 2012 Australian Open match, don't be surprised if the tables turn on the feisty Spaniard.
Gasquet placed an extremely comprehensive beating on rising Serbian Janko Tipsarevic, only conceding seven games and presenting some of the best form I personally have seen from Gasquet in quite some time.
After struggling through his second-round match against American Ryan Sweeting, Ferrer thoroughly handled Juan Ignacio Chela.
In terms of the careers of these two players, they could not be any different. Gasquet has been a serious underachiever. As a junior in France, Gasquet was touted as having the potential to ascend to the top of the men's game.
In contrast, Ferrer has definitely fulfilled his potential many times over. Looking at the Spaniard's game, he possesses no real weapons on the serve and ground strokes, which would understandably make him appear as someone who would fail against the top guys in the world.
Throughout his career, the Spaniard, currently ranked five in the world, has combined heart, grit, and tenacity to ascend the rankings.
In this match, I'll take the in-form Gasquet to defeat the weary looking Ferrer in five sets.