No one was a bigger fan than me. I defended him in many questionable chokes. Questionable comments. Questionable injuries. I can no longer.
He is not a teenager any more and has been on the tour for years. Injuries/illnesses happen and I can understand the occasional withdrawal. Players get nervous on the court and will throw away a match. I understand all that. But a sore throat (this is not his first and how many of us used this pathetic excuse to get out of going to school? )? They do make painkillers for almost any degree of pain. This is the USO.
However, Gasquet has taken this direction of illnesses/injuries to an art form. If he is this fragile maybe he should be the next Bubble Boy.
I think he freaked over Young (the latest teen phenom like he had been) and didn't want to risk that Young might be beat him.
I personally think Gasquet is light years ahead of Young but I wonder that Gasquet freaks about everything.
I think Gasquet does not have any mental strength and will never be a great player. You cannot be a great player if you NEVER play.
This from the USO site:
Comments on his mental game.
Obviously I am not alone in this.