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  1. Tennisfan
    Tennisfan June 4, 2013 at 1:34 am |

    He won’t be making it past these fourth rounds until he steps into the court a bit more. Can’t believe how far he stands back behind the baseline, he doesn’t have the same power as Rafa to do that. But yesterday’s loss as disappointing as it was, he did everything he could out there, Stan was just…the man. Not more you can say there.

  2. RZ
    RZ June 4, 2013 at 2:21 am |

    It’s disappointing that he hasn’t been able to break through, but looking over the list, the only bad loss (in the sense that he didn’t lose out to a top player at the time or future top player) is the loss at Wimbledon to Florian Mayer.

    At least he’ll always have 2007 Wimbledon…(and if the draw gods are kind to him, he might add 2013 Wimbledon)

  3. Rodrigo Dutra
    Rodrigo Dutra June 4, 2013 at 2:35 am |

    He need to start saving money right now for future Slam tickets. Probably is the guy that throws away the most chances to the last 16 clubs.

  4. Ophelia
    Ophelia June 4, 2013 at 3:52 am |

    What must really sting for Gasquet about his most recent fourth-round Grand Slam loss is not that he blew a two-set lead, but that he actually played and competed with more grit and heart than he did in his last 5 fourth-round Slam matches combined, and STILL lost.

  5. Keely
    Keely June 4, 2013 at 8:07 am |

    So Andy Murray’s the player who’s beaten Gasquet the most often in fourth-round Slam matches? That actually doesn’t surprise me very much, as I’ve always felt that Murray practically relishes humiliating Gasquet and always plays inspired tennis whenever they meet as if to send a clear message of, “I may be criticized for playing ‘ugly, boring’ tennis compared to you, but we all know why I’m a top 4 player and you’re not.”

  6. Roland garros - Pagina 19
    Roland garros - Pagina 19 June 5, 2013 at 8:25 am |

    [...] Originariamente inviato da tennisfan Gasquet ha perso 15 ottavi di finale Slam su 16, sono numeri che purtroppo parlano chiaro. A tal proposito The 15 Fourth Round Failures of Richard Gasquet : The Changeover [...]

  7. Stephen Thomas
    Stephen Thomas June 8, 2013 at 11:50 pm |

    As a Gasquet fan who ran into a link to this article, it’s fair to say I accidentally ingested this piece.

    Great stuff. I actually laughed and thought “Florian Mayer!” before reading it. Ha.

    The genius of the big four is they give a damn. Nalbandian IMO was every bit the ball striker Fed was but he never sold out on his fitness. And the same can be said for Bags and Richard.

    Yes Richard’s baseline positioning is laughable but I think years ago he found the level he was willing to push towards. He’s rich has his choice of women…it’s a good life. The desire to destroy all others on court is a trait only a few possess. For the rest of the tour it’s ebb and flow they go.

    The head cases are as fun to follow as the greats. Amazing the French seem to produce most of them.

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