This is an interesting match-up. Across the board, Gasquet has more game than Lopez does. Lopez is a lefty and has a better serve. Each man can boast a certain amount of success on grass. Lopez seems due to me after losing the Queen’s Club final despite holding a match point in the second set and a break lead in the third set. The problem for Lopez is that he played his quarterfinal and semifinal match today. To what degree can he recover? Gasquet has yet to replicate his solid 2013 campaign. A win here could hand Gasquet momentum as he heads into a draw in which he could do damage.
Prediction: I think Gasquet being the more rested player will find a way to win in two tight sets. Gasquet d. Lopez 7-5, 6-4