Gasquet started brightly but ran out of gas by the end of the second set as Ferrero outplayed him with powerful groundstrokes from the baseline.
He clinched victory in two hours 26 minutes on his first match point and will now face Roger Federer in the semi-finals.
Monte Carlo Masters
Nadal claims first serve the key
22/04/2007 AT 17:17
Ferrero won this tournament in 2002 and 2003.
Monte Carlo Masters
Fed: Rafa forces me to improve
22/04/2007 AT 16:39
Monte Carlo Masters
Nadal wins third Monte Carlo title
22/04/2007 AT 12:17