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Richard Gasquet reverses fortune

Updated: September 4, 2013, 7:51 PM ET
By Howard Bryant | ESPN.com

Before this week, the Frenchman Richard Gasquet had never been past the fourth round of the US Open. He had only gotten past a Grand Slam fourth round once previously, in 2007 when he reached the Wimbledon semifinals. Gasquet has always been a crowd-pleaser, long in shot-making but much like his countrymen Gael Monfils and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga better known for fun than fire, perhaps not realizing the full measure of his talent.

Such adventures in underachievement always seem to play out against ...

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