Why do we have such different tastes in tennis players we like?
I don't mind Gicquel, but he's old, washed up and really not in the possession of a pedigree that justifies his taking WCs from young prospects (vis-à-vis a Clément). I somehow doubt you disagree.
There would also be something really twisted in Gicquel getting a WC for RG, when only two months earlier he couldn't even win a first-round Future match on the same surface against the legendary (ahem) Cauvard. And that result cannot be justified by lack of match practice or injury problems.