Stockholm SF previews and picks: Gasquet vs. Sock, Berdych vs. Baghdatis

The Grandstand

Gasquet 1Top two seeds Tomas Berdych and Richard Gasquet are one round away from a potential final showdown in Stockholm. They first have to get past respective Saturday meetings with Marcos Baghdatis and Jack Sock.

(7) Jack Sock vs. (2) Richard Gasquet

Gasquet and Sock will be going head-to-head for the second time in their careers and for the second time this season when they battle for a spot in If Stockholm Open title match on Saturday. Their only previous encounter came this summer on the hard courts of Washington, D.C., where Sock scored a 6-7(4), 7-6(5), 6-4 victory. The 32nd-ranked American has improved to an awesome 31-15 for the year following wins this week at the expense of Pablo Carreno Busta, Fernando Verdasco, and Gilles Simon. He is projected to climb to at least No. 29 in the world next week and is in great shape for 2016 Australian Open seeding.

As for Gasquet…

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