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Gasquet; why continue on the tour?

This is not a troll thread.

He clearly has talent, his shotmaking is enjoyable to watch, but his lack of work ethic is not. He has no 'grit' to his game, he doesn't like to fight from difficult situations, he doesn't EVER look as though he's having fun on the tennis court.

He doesn't achieve significant results, he isn't a threat to the big guns, if he doesn't enjoy playing which it really looks like, why then does he put himself through it? Clearly given how little he's prepared to work on the match court, results mean little to him. He doesn't even push himself to improve. I just don't see why he continues to put himself through the day to day rigours of the tour when he's constantly going through the motions.
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Re: Gasquet; why continue on the tour?

he's one of those players who relies purely on talent and just likes to enjoy participating in tournaments no matter what the results are.......i think his fans shouldn't expect much........he will have those occasional displays of brilliance and that should pretty much do it for his fans if they really know the limitations of gasquet.......

he's also not as talented as what some people think.......one great backhand cannot do wonders, it never did.......he has decent volleying skills and i think he should target grass every season where he can rely on placement, volleys and angles than power and penetration like on hardcourts and clay.......
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Re: Gasquet; why continue on the tour?

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This is not a troll thread.

He clearly has talent, his shotmaking is enjoyable to watch, but his lack of work ethic is not. He has no 'grit' to his game, he doesn't like to fight from difficult situations, he doesn't EVER look as though he's having fun on the tennis court.
Yep today was a bad match and a bad attitude, but if you cared to look at previous results this year you could not be more wrong.

The problem with him is to keep him fit and I doubt all this stuff about lacking work ethic, certainly since last year. He had a lot of catch up to do and obviously has not found the proper balance.

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Clearly given how little he's prepared to work on the match court, results mean little to him. He doesn't even push himself to improve. I just don't see why he continues to put himself through the day to day rigours of the tour when he's constantly going through the motions.
Im just wondering how well do you know Richie anyway? Do you train with him or talk to his coach to say he's not preparing enough for a match?

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Gascoke should retire, I agree.

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Is he injured ? If it's the case, please don't play, Richard. His match and his behaviour were very disappointing today.

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Re: Gasquet; why continue on the tour?

HOw do all you guys know how hard he trains and if he enjoys his tennis or not? You train with him? Coach him?

Fortunately I didn't see the match today but I've seen too many like it. Still injured? no confidence? who the hell knows what's wrong with him but if he or any player wants to put themselves through the embarassment of matches like this who are we to question their desire? And why should anyone care? Let them play and stop with the player "x" should retire.

And as for looking like he's not enjoying it, many players look like they are being tourtured on the court - two of the current Top 10 come to mind, Murray and DelPotro. And I have seen Gasquet pumped up and into matches on many occasions. Gasquet had the perfect "out" last year but decided to return; must be a reason for that.

I'm a huge Gasquet fan but have long ago accepted that he is a talented guy that has flaws in his game and because of that, his personality and injury prone body he will not likely even be a consistent top 10 player. I just enjoy the flashes of brilliance and hope against hope that one day they could become more than flashes.

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Re: Gasquet; why continue on the tour?

Money.

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But he lost 23 times against you.
's right. We have to also throw into the mix. But I do not think it is currently the decisive factor. But he has achieved in my opinion too much. Maybe this is crucial if I move him even closer after major victories. But 14 or 17 Grand Slam titles is a significant difference. At the present time there is no question that he must be the greater player than me.

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Re: Gasquet; why continue on the tour?

Dear OP: why are you not playing on the pro tour?

Oh that's right, you don't even possess 0.0000002% of tennis talent of Richard Gasquet. Are you bitter?
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Re: Gasquet; why continue on the tour?

I was thinking the same. Langers, you are a man after my own heart!



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ROFL @ the defensive Gasquet tards. He is done, deal with it.

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This is not a troll thread.

He clearly has talent, his shotmaking is enjoyable to watch, but his lack of work ethic is not. He has no 'grit' to his game, he doesn't like to fight from difficult situations, he doesn't EVER look as though he's having fun on the tennis court.
He is not helped by his fitness though(which could be related to a lack of work ethic,i agree).
He is like the guy played by S.Lee Jackson in Unbreakable.
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Re: Gasquet; why continue on the tour?

If we have a thread for some1 to retire, everytime some rookie took a bad bet, imo we'd better close this place

Gasquet won a tourney this year, no?

He lost a match against a solid oponent today - so what?

leave the retirement threads ffs

and don't bet when u have no idea
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Re: Gasquet; why continue on the tour?

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I'm a huge Gasquet fan but have long ago accepted that he is a talented guy that has flaws in his game and because of that, his personality and injury prone body he will not likely even be a consistent top 10 player. I just enjoy the flashes of brilliance and hope against hope that one day they could become more than flashes.
Agreed. As long as he's able to keep giving moments like these
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAHCy...eature=related
I'd appreciate if he didn't retire.

Sometimes my mind wanders thinking what he'd become with Nadal's determination, and Federer's injury repellent... #1 (almost) sure...
But so would many other players.

Oh well.
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