"One of the best performances I had in the hard-court season after Wimbledon. Came at the right time because Gasquet is a tricky player, someone that has plenty of experience, someone that I know very well. Obviously he showcased today why he has one of the best backhands, one-handed backhands, in the game.
"I don't think he was playing bad. He was there. It seemed like he just needed a few points to break through. I was lucky to really save some crucial break points in the third set. If he got back that break, who knows. He was playing well.
"I thought I was playing on a very high level from the first point. Very, very pleased with the performance."