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Gasquet quietly doing really well on grass...

When you see his game, you know he can excel on this surface. He beat Ancic at Queen's, won a set from Stepankek, and now is in the semis again this week. I really think he can get to the 4th round at Wimbly and take on Stepanek. If he learned anything from last time, he can really be a QF this year in SW19. Go Richie!
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Props to him, I´d like him to do well also on grass.
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I would like him to get deep into Wimbly as well because I think he has a very nice looking game but I think he will not be able to survive 5-setters. He still needs to increase his stamina.
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Re: Gasquet quietly doing really well on grass...

Wimbledon doesn't require nearly as much stamina as RG, so Gasquet shouldn't burn out like he did against Rafa in round 3 RG. If Nadal gets to the third round, Gasquet will probably do him in fairly easily.

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Re: Gasquet quietly doing really well on grass...

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Wimbledon doesn't require nearly as much stamina as RG, so Gasquet shouldn't burn out like he did against Rafa in round 3 RG. If Nadal gets to the third round, Gasquet will probably do him in fairly easily.
Gasquet did not "burn out" at Roland Garros. He didn't even have a chance to get started before finding himself smacked down

That said, I would favour him on grass over Rafa if it happens this year, seeing as I haven't seen Rafa on grass for two years and Richard has posted decent results on the surface recently.

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Wimbledon doesn't require nearly as much stamina as RG, so Gasquet shouldn't burn out like he did against Rafa in round 3 RG. If Nadal gets to the third round, Gasquet will probably do him in fairly easily.
I don't think so... If it happens Nadal will be hypermotivated to beat him and we all know what it looks like when Nadal is like this. And Gasquet will have to get to the third round too: it won't be that easy...But it's true that his lack of endurance won't bother him on grass...
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We'll see how he fares in Wimby. Doing well at Queen's and Nottingham can be misleading. Remember last year's Nottingham and Rosmalen winners?
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I'm really hoping Richie can make the QFs, but if not I just hope it is anyone other than the ugly guy with the huge lips. That is all I ask.

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Re: Gasquet quietly doing really well on grass...

Watched Gasquet's match today, and he played really well.
Should have won in straight sets, but got sloppy at 4-4 in the second set.
He returned serve well and his backhand was on fire as usual.
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I think Nadal and GAsquet will play in the 3rd round but I don't think it will be an easy match for GAsquet at all but I do think he will win. At RG, Gasquet had plenty of chances to get into the match early but was way too nervous. He blew lots of easy BH's at 15-30's, 30-alls, etc. I don't think he thought he could beat Nadal but I do think he will be more confident on this surface.
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Watched Gasquet's match today, and he played really well.
Should have won in straight sets, but got sloppy at 4-4 in the second set.
He returned serve well and his backhand was on fire as usual.
Thanks for the report. I'm looking forward to being at TMS Cincinnati this August for his debut.

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Re: Gasquet quietly doing really well on grass...

I think nadal & Gasquet will meet in 3rd rnd and believe that Richard does have the game to beat nadal and he will have more confidence on the surface because of the matches & tournis he has been doing and currently in!

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I think Nadal and GAsquet will play in the 3rd round but I don't think it will be an easy match for GAsquet at all but I do think he will win. At RG, Gasquet had plenty of chances to get into the match early but was way too nervous. He blew lots of easy BH's at 15-30's, 30-alls, etc. I don't think he thought he could beat Nadal but I do think he will be more confident on this surface.
I don't know about that. Nadal's intensity is big factor in any game. This may not be Nadal's surface but I think Gasquet could easily lose if Nadal's intensity starts to bother him like it did in the FO.
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It's for sure the surface where he has the best chance to beat Rafa. But none of them is in the 3rd round yet. I think that Rafa will go there pretty easily, but Richie has Kohlschreiber in the 1st round and with the pressure of a grand slam, it will be a real test right from the start.

Then, the outcome of Rafa-Richie is hard to predict as Rafael hasn't played much on grass this year and I think that everybody noticed how much he has improved these last month. I hope at least, that Richie will give him the change this time. After that, the road is pretty open for them until the semi with no big favourite in their quarter (they won't be favourite either). Then, another occasion for a teen to shine in a grand slam.
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Eagerly looking forward to Rafa-Rich 3rd round. Again!

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