Never expected this from the Swiss number 3
Richard seemed to have some problems with his right arm/elbow but still a great performance from Marco, he is going to crack the top 50 now I assume...
Probably a semifinal showdown with his childhood friend, some guy named Roger Federer.
Former #1 in FITD (Titles: 11 / US Open 2009 + MS Shanghai 2010 + MS Cincinatti 2011 champion)
also: Bangkok 2008, Sydney 2009, Acapulco 2009, Dubai 2009, Båstad 2009, Stockholm 2009, Eastbourne 2010 & Auckland 2013
Former #1 in Suicide Tennis (Titles: 2 / Won: 9)
#139 in TT Singles (Titles: 3 / CH Ortisei 2010, CH Bratislava 2010 & CH Mons 2012) | ATP Zagreb F 2013
#129 in TT Doubles (Titles: 8 / CH Rome 2011 + CH Ostrava 2011 w. vn01, CH Madrid 2012 w. Rodrigol_87, CH Sheffield 2013 w. sdtoot, CH Rome 2013 + CH Bordeaux 2013 w. Sonja1987, CH Prostejov 2017 w. Mago#01 & CH Perugia 2017 w. kirilenko-fan)
Gasquet. Happy that he played till the end though, despite injuries.
Chiudinelli. From a rank of #779 end of last year to a rank of #50 after this victory. Biggest jump? He was amazing today, sublime. Backhand was perfection, serve was solid as stone and he wanted this so bad.
"If only I had an enemy bigger than my apathy, I could have won."
Top 50? Really? Wow. I'm floored I've been supporting Marco for many years, through all the injury problems and my fears that he would end his career, and to see this is just amazing. I never thought it would happen