If this was a five set match I'd be wondering how long it would be before Gasquet chokes. He did it last year against Andy in the 4th round of the FO, and that was hardly the first time. I was tempted to offer to buy him a white flag, but you know, I didn't want to appear to be taking the mick
Being a three-set match it could be interesting. I don't think the h2h tells us much, but I do think Andy will have the edge, at the very least. If he comes out flying from the off he'll just have too much game for Gasquet and it will be over quickly.
I don't know how relevant Gasquet's performance against Berdych is. Doesn't Gasquet having a winning h2h against Berdy anyway? Also, Berdy was a lucky boy to get as far as he did to be honest. Andy might not have reached top gear yet, but Berdy was less than average in virtually all of his matches.
I'm looking forward to this one. Andy still has a great record against French players. I reckon he likes the flair they bring. Gasquet has an attractive game too. I know it's an obvious thing to say, but I do think he is a player who would have done far better in any other era. As for the match, I don't think Gasquet will make life easy, but I think Andy will come through, either in two tight sets or in two tight sets and a third easy one.