Re: 2010: MTF Top 10 Favourite Active Players
We share love for beautiful tennis with angles, taxi drivers and burgers.
Lazy, moody, his form swings from tennis god to subpar club player in just about five minutes, he's cocky enough to play outragoeus artistic tennis during a very important point of the match just to COMPLETELY fall apart and lose interest if he fails to win the point, has paranormal ability to play top 50 tennis when he's facing a top 50 opponent and play like a 500th ranked player when he plays against a 600th ranked opponent.
Lots of injures in the past, self-belief and motivation problems. Davis Cup tie against Great Britain changed his career. Probably top 100 for the first time next week, and I'll by sucking my own cock for 6 days in a row with happiness when it happens.
BEAUTIFUL effortless groundstrokes, sound tactics, at his best always finding a great ballance between defensive play and aggresiveness, one of those guys who in an instant chooses the best option on the court. Seems to be a sweet guy with loads of personality as well. I have a man crush on him.
Some will call it "not being man enough" "boyish" "having choking skills" "poor concentration" etc., but all this fragility makes him even more interesting for me, I'd love to have a door to his brain and record his thoughts during a match, it seems that so much is going in his head (it's not like nothing is going on in the heads of other players, but his case is special for me). You could argue that top level tennis is a sport for macho ego titans, and Gasquet seemingly doesn't seem to be one, but definitely there is a place for Richard in it as well, and I'll stand by him till the end of his career.
1997 AO, clash against Sampras, I was keeping my fingers crossed for him so hard I almost couldn't untangle them later, and frankly, never stopped. Great guy, passionate about the game, and from Bratislava, which I have a hundred reasons to love.
Such a character, fantastic to watch, amazing netplay and coverage, such a stud, what else do you need.
Unpredictable and wild creature, when this guy wins a point he immediately starts to walk faster than Volandri will ever be able to hit first serve. Used to own Kubot a few years ago, this was the time I started to get interested in him.
I love his tennis, don't know much about his personality.
Watching him play for no apparent brings a smile to my face. Is it in his a bit unorthodox game or in his facial expressions or in his often hilariously wrong footwork when trying to play a high volley, I don't know, I really enjoy watching him on the court.
I always try to trick my girlfriends into watching tennis by showing them a Verdasco match. Usually I have to clean beds, floors and myself from saliva, but it's worth it.
Trashy sense of fashion, but a great player to watch.