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Roland Garros R1: [17] Gasquet def. [Q] Zopp 6-3 6-4 7-6(4)

Good match from Richie. Served very well on big points, played offensively when the opportunity arose, and was consistent overall, held Zopp accountable with his level.

Zopp hit many huge forehands, lost only nine points on first serve, hit 42 winners and was 23/28 at the net, dictated a lot of play, but made too many errors when he was out of position and not in a position to go for a winner. Zopp was 0/6 on BPs, didn't return consistently well, serve percentage was a bit too low, which cost him in the final tiebreak, and got beaten repeatedly with the serve down the T in the ad court on big points. All in all, he gave a great account of himself and showcased his threatening offensive ability, with more experience, he could have won a set or two here.

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Re: Roland Garros R1: [17] Gasquet def. [Q] Zopp 6-3 6-4 7-6(4)

Joy to watch There are no excuses for him this year. He's got good form coming in. Didn't Zopp know about Richard's backhand before coming into this match
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I'm impressed by how Zopp has improved. He packs a lot of power and seems very fit. Today didn't return well and just fell short in the big points, could definitely have taken a set here. Gasquet was good as well, hope he continues to hit through his forehand like he did today instead of the usual looping crap.

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I'm impressed by how Zopp has improved. He packs a lot of power and seems very fit. Today didn't return well and just fell short in the big points, could definitely have taken a set here. Gasquet was good as well, hope he continues to hit through his forehand like he did today instead of the usual looping crap.
Yep. The forehand was good today.
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Joy to watch There are no excuses for him this year. He's got good form coming in.
Good to know. He often does well when I can't watch.

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Good to know. He often does well when I can't watch.
Then please only watch replays this year
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Jurgen definitely showed up for the occassion today....Good fight against a really tough 1R opponent...He could definitely have went further here with a better draw...The stats look really good as well except for the break points...Could have been blown off the court considering the venue, the fans, the center court, and it being his first MD match at the French...very solid no doubt...Im impressed...Sucks that he didn't get Lopez 1R...unlucky draw, but great effort
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You know, I am seriously considering to do so.

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It was funny to see how Zopp plays on clay is if it is normal hardcourt both point construction and movement. Anyway it looked pretty well cause the courts in Paris are quick as for clay. He can cause some surprise during US Open.
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Re: Roland Garros R1: [17] Gasquet def. [Q] Zopp 6-3 6-4 7-6(4)

Good effort from Zopp, now onto the grass. It's not like he doesn't know how to play on clay.

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I will also watch the replay in the evening. My boy did really well according to the score, first time ever on such a big court.

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I will also watch the replay in the evening. My boy did really well according to the score, first time ever on such a big court.

And good luck to Richard!
He actually did really well....Really strong stats....Looking forward to seeing him at Wimbledon and the and the USO....For a 1st MD match here, he did excellent against a home favorite and Top 20 player...impressive amount of winners and strong 1st serve points won...Hope he can get some practice in before Nottingham and go far there too next week
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Good effort from Zopp, now onto the grass. It's not like he doesn't know how to play on clay.
Hey, i am impressed by his stats on clay here against a Top 20 player...He played great considering all in all
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