By Erik Gudris/September 2, 2013
France's Richard Gasquet, known for being rather mild mannered, raised plenty of eyebrows with his now famous sock toss at the US Open seen around the world.
Playing Milos Raonic in the fourth round on a hot and humid Monday night, a frustrated Gasquet expressed his anger after losing the first set tiebreak by stripping off his socks and tossing them onto the court.
Chair umpire Enrique Molina chided Gasquet for his actions telling him no one would pick up after him, but did not issue a warning.
Gasquet, who saved a match point against him, would eventually defeat Raonic in a hard fought, entertaining five set battle 6-7(4), 7-6(4), 2-6, 7-6(9), 7-5 that sent the Frenchman into his first ever US Open quarterfinal.
Speaking to L'Equipe newspaper afterwards about the sock strop, Gasquet admitted it was not a "classy" moment, but that he can laugh about it now. Gasquet will next face David Ferrer for a spot in the semifinals.
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