Rafa Nadal v Richard Gasquet Odds: US Open Semi Final Betting Looks One Sided

The US Open Tennis in New York is down to the last four stage on the men's side of the draw and first up is a mouth-watering clash between Rafa Nadal and Richard Gasquet of France. Nadal started the tournament as a warm favourite to lift the trophy and nothing has happened since then to dampen that enthusiasm. The Spaniard has simply swept his way through to the last four stage and he will start the match with Gasquet as an overwhelming favourite to make another Grand Slam final. It is a remarkable comeback for a man who this time last year was out injured with a serious knee injury but 12 months on he is on the brink of returning to the top of the world rankings.

Nadal was simply sensational as he blew away Tommy Robredo in the last eight but he can expect a toughest test against the talented Frenchman. So far Nadal is yet to drop his serve in the tournament and has only given up one set so far in an almost foot perfect route to the semi-final stage. Those stats only go to prove the form he has been in recently although it is fair to say that his path through to this stage has not been particularly tough.

The Spaniard is a former US Open champion having won at Flushing Meadow back in 2010 and he will be desperate to add another Grand Slam to his collection. He won the French Open for a remarkable eighth time back in May and a win this weekend in New York would be his 13th Grand Slam title. First of all though he needs to dispatch with Gasquet on Saturday night and punters backing him to do that can get a best price of 1/16 with William Hill.

Those short odds for Nadal highlight the task facing Richard Gasquet but he can go into his first US Open Semi-Final with very little to lose. On his best day, Gasquet is one of the most talented players in the game when he is in a postive mood while his one-handed back-hand is a thing of beauty when it is in full flow. All too often though the Frenchman has proven flaky on the big stage and you have to question his minerals on the biggest stage of them all.

Gasquet has the talent to beat anyone on his best day but he is coming off of back-to-back five set wins against Milos Raonic and David Ferrer whhich ensures he will be leggy going into the clash with Nadal. That fact is certainly reflected in the current betting for the semi-final with the Frenchman available at a massive looking 10/1 with Bet365.com to beat Nadal on Friday night.

Credit must go to Gasquet for coming through his quarter-final match with Ferrer in five sets as he toughed it out with a player who never gives in. He has the flair to play well but it is impossible to back him to beat Nadal given the form of the Spaniard. Nadal can expect a tougher test than against Robredo but it is hard not recommend the Spaniard for a straight sets win on Arthur Ashe court. A potential final clash with Novak Djokovic or Andy Murray is on the cards for Nadal should he defeat Gasquet which barring injury, he should do with relative ease.

Rafa Nadal v Richard Gasquet Semi-Final Betting

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Posted: Thursday, 5th September 2013

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