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Re: ALLEZ!! The Richard Gasquet Appreciation thread
« Reply #140 on: February 25, 2009, 12:01:20 AM »
Perhaps he'll be in the same boat one day  :blue: It's been 4 years. Come on Gasquet!


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Re: ALLEZ!! The Richard Gasquet Appreciation thread
« Reply #141 on: February 25, 2009, 09:29:17 AM »
A much bigger pleasure to watch than anyone else in the top 10. :(



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Re: ALLEZ!! The Richard Gasquet Appreciation thread
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« Reply #143 on: February 25, 2009, 07:27:39 PM »
Nice pics ! :thumbs-up:
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Re: ALLEZ!! The Richard Gasquet Appreciation thread
« Reply #144 on: February 28, 2009, 07:05:05 AM »
Self-praise is for losers. Be a winner. Stand for something. Always have class, and be humble.

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Re: ALLEZ!! The Richard Gasquet Appreciation thread
« Reply #145 on: February 28, 2009, 07:06:49 AM »
Self-praise is for losers. Be a winner. Stand for something. Always have class, and be humble.

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Re: ALLEZ!! The Richard Gasquet Appreciation thread
« Reply #146 on: February 28, 2009, 07:08:13 AM »
Self-praise is for losers. Be a winner. Stand for something. Always have class, and be humble.

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Re: ALLEZ!! The Richard Gasquet Appreciation thread
« Reply #147 on: February 28, 2009, 02:23:19 PM »



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Re: ALLEZ!! The Richard Gasquet Appreciation thread
« Reply #148 on: March 01, 2009, 06:27:57 PM »
Frenchman Gasquet targets top-10 breakthrough

By Alaric Gomes, Senior Reporter
Published: February 25, 2009, 22:59

Dubai:  France's fourth-best player Richard Gasquet has set himself the target of clawing his way back into the top-10 in the near future.

"For this year, the goals are quite clear: I need to come back in the top-10," Gasquet told media after his three-set win against former world number one Marat Safin in the Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships on Tuesday.

"I was in the top-10 two years ago, so I will try to come back in the top-10 again this year," he added.

The 22-year-old Frenchman climbed up to world number seven in the South African Airways ATP Ranking in July 2007. That was the year that really made Gasquet as he finished as the top French player while also advancing to the top 10 after winning a career-high 49 matches along with his fifth career ATP title.

Gasquet also advanced to his first Grand Slam semifinal at Wmbledon, thus clinching the eighth and final berth at the season-ending Tennis Masters Cup that year.

But the next season a knee injury put him out and his since then he has struggled to find the same form of 2007.

However, the good news is that the Frenchman seems to have found his confidence and game this season after he opened 2009 with back-to-back semifinals in Brisbane and Sydney. He followed this up with a third round appearance at the Australian Open where he lost to Fernando Gonzalez in five sets. Given this resurgence in form, Gasquet sees a lot of hope in his chase for the top-10 position this season. And he knows exactly what he needs to do to achieve this goal. "I am happy with the way I am serving, the serve is crucial to my game," Gasquet said.

"But there are a few things that I still need to improve on and the forehand is one of these for sure. I also need to further work on my serve, my forehand and physical education," he added.

Gasquet is also pleased with the way the French players have been progressing on the Tour. There are two of them in the top-10: Gilles Simon is number 8 and Gael Monfils is at 10 followed by Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at 11.



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Re: ALLEZ!! The Richard Gasquet Appreciation thread
« Reply #149 on: March 01, 2009, 06:29:53 PM »
Gasquet is next number 1. Mark my words  :gleam:.

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Re: ALLEZ!! The Richard Gasquet Appreciation thread
« Reply #150 on: March 01, 2009, 07:21:08 PM »
Gasquet is next number 1. Mark my words  :gleam:.

#1 in what?  :innocent:

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Re: ALLEZ!! The Richard Gasquet Appreciation thread
« Reply #151 on: March 01, 2009, 08:35:01 PM »
Frenchman Gasquet targets top-10 breakthrough
that's really the Gasquet I want to listen. Of course he can be in the top 10 again, motivation is a very important factor in his results. do you know his schedule on clay?
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Re: ALLEZ!! The Richard Gasquet Appreciation thread
« Reply #152 on: March 01, 2009, 08:45:39 PM »
No clue conchita



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Re: ALLEZ!! The Richard Gasquet Appreciation thread
« Reply #153 on: March 01, 2009, 09:43:51 PM »
I can not wait to see Richie in Madrid!  :)
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Re: ALLEZ!! The Richard Gasquet Appreciation thread
« Reply #154 on: March 01, 2009, 10:26:24 PM »
Are you going to Madrid for the tournament?



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Re: ALLEZ!! The Richard Gasquet Appreciation thread
« Reply #155 on: March 01, 2009, 10:37:32 PM »
I have been waiting all my tennis fan life to see a big combined tournament here. indoor carpet was not the surface the spanish tennis fans love. the venue is so nice.
I'll be there since the start of qualies! I have some friends to visit in the capital and Madrid is also a nice place to have a party, maybe too much!
Richie is in my top 5 of players to see bien sure, the bh is pure artistry!  :)
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Re: ALLEZ!! The Richard Gasquet Appreciation thread
« Reply #156 on: March 01, 2009, 10:39:45 PM »
I have been waiting all my tennis fan life to see a big combined tournament here. indoor carpet was not the surface the spanish tennis fans love. the venue is so nice.
I'll be there since the start of qualies! I have some friends to visit in the capital and Madrid is also a nice place to have a party, maybe too much!
Richie is in my top 5 of players to see bien sure, the bh is pure artistry!  :)

Oh yeah, you did say you were going for all 7 days. Lucky you. :) Who are your top 10 men and women to see?

BTW, it is rumored that Richard will play doubles with Llodra and Simon, Monfils, and Tsonga will share singles.



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Re: ALLEZ!! The Richard Gasquet Appreciation thread
« Reply #157 on: March 01, 2009, 10:51:37 PM »
it depends of the draw and match, the players I have not seen before like Simon, Murray or Gasquet and of course Rafa, Serena and Queen Venus.  :)

are you saying Richie will play in doubles with Gilles?  :Confused: I expect Clement/Llodra to play in doubles together.
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Re: ALLEZ!! The Richard Gasquet Appreciation thread
« Reply #158 on: March 01, 2009, 11:01:15 PM »
No, I mean that Richard will play doubles with Llodra. Simon, Monfils, and Tsonga will share singles.



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Re: ALLEZ!! The Richard Gasquet Appreciation thread
« Reply #159 on: March 01, 2009, 11:11:45 PM »
great, Llodra is one my fav. players! nice team!  :)
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