Richard Gasquet, Plagued by Injuries

Richard Gasquet

Open Sud de France, Montpellier [58] Richard Gasquet (FRA) vs. [132] Vasek Pospisil (CAN) He was supposed to be the next great tennis star of France; the tennis player the French believed would carry the mantle and burden of the French people’s hopes for another French Roland Garros champion. The pressure has been tremendous for…

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Gasquet Avoids The Upset Bug

Open Sud De France, Montpellier [22] Richard Gasquet (FRA) vs. [50] Malek Jaziri (TUN) This was their first encounter and the first set was a tussle as Jaziri fought back from a two break deficit; unfortunately, he could not maintain his elevated level of play to gain the upset and Gasquet broke again to win…

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Brown Denied His First Final

Open Sud de France, Montpellier Men’s Semifinal: [CR10] Richard Gasquet (FRA) vs. [CR133] Dustin Brown (GER) For a set and a half, Brown played incredible tennis.  Yet as I watched, I wondered how long he would be able to sustain such high quality of tennis against a talented player like Gasquet.  Gasquet had the added incentive…

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Gasquet Stops Thiem

Swiss Indoors Basel, Switzerland [CR11] Richard Gasquet (FRA) vs. [CR19] Dominic Thiem (AUT) Gasquet met a lot of resistance in the first set from Thiem, who started off well; however, the veteran found his range and solved the riddle of Thiem’s game. Thiem served too poorly to get comfortable off the ground and that worked…

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Johnson Guts It Out

Erste Bank Open, Vienna [CR11] Kevin Anderson (RSA) vs. [CR47] Steve Johnson (USA) Johnson was close the last time they played; therefore, he had to be much more confident coming into this match. Yet, things looked a tad bleak after he double faulted to lose the first set. However, Johnson shook off his disappointment and…

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