I'm really looking forward to this game, because Gasquet is such a flair player, that he is bound to make it interesting for Andy. I must also admit to being glad that Gasquet knocked Berdych out, as those match ups always have more riding on them, because of the loathsome character that Berdych is, something that I believe Andy is all too aware of. Instead we can relax and enjoy a great game of tennis and may the best player win. Only word of caution is that if Andy starts slow and Gasquet in top gear, which he is perfectly capable of doing, then in a 3 set match it could all be over before it really gets started. Still I'm sure Andy is perfectly aware of these considerations and if all his careful preparation for selected tournaments this year is on track, then he should be stepping up his performances as these tournaments progress, having done enough to get through the opening rounds.
Andy certainly didn't look great against Cillic, while he did pull out some shots and points when needed. I've got to say I feel sorry for Cillic, I don't watch him against other players, but against Andy you often see what a great player he can be, but there always seems to come a time when he looks haunted, and by the end, bar one match, he is always owned. Tennis can be rough! Also how has he got to no. 11? Just imagine if he was your favourite player!
Thankfully, while there are ups and downs with Andy, we are supporting an intelligent, tenacious young man, committed to improvement, while being blessed with all the natural tennis skills one could dream of.