Ferrer bests Gasquet at rainy U.S. Open

Sept. 4, 2012 at 11:28 PM

NEW YORK, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Spain's David Ferrer defeated Richard Gasquet of France in a fourth-round match Tuesday at the U.S. Open, but rain washed out the rest of the men's schedule.

Ferrer doused Gasquet 7-5, 7-6 (7-2), 6-4, overcoming two rain delays en route to securing his berth in the quarterfinals at Flushing Meadows.

He will next meet the winner of a match between eighth-seeded Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia and 19th-seeded German Philipp Kohlschreiber. Tipsarevic owned a 5-2 lead in that contest before play was stopped.

That match was one of three remaining fourth-round contests to be moved to Wednesday.

The others included a battle between 20th-seeded American Andy Roddick -- who is playing in his final tournament -- against No. 7 and 2009 champ Juan Martin del Potro.

Roddick won the first point of the first-set tiebreaker when rain halted play.

Also delayed was a match between second-seeded Serb Novak Djokovic and No. 18 Stanislas Wawrinka. Djokovic, the defending champion, was up 2-0.

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