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Gasquet and Nadal

Does anyone think that if both of these talented players carried on playing hte way they do, that maybe Gasquet could turn out to be better than Nadal. Im taliking like in their mid-20s not now. I mena Gasquet has a game which allows him to play great tennis on all surfaces, whereas nadal plays his best tennis on clay.

Maybe, im just lookin at something thats not there, but hey! It is a possibility.

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Re: Gasquet and Nadal

Yeah, Gasquet is definitely a contender at all tourneys now.

This tournament here proved it. The 10tele.com Open.

I haven't seen him on grass, but he really shined.

Tomorrow is a big step in his development, and we will learn alot about the young phenom.

The Dent and Mirnyi wins in straight sets are incredible at his age.

Definitely ahead of Rafa on the grass learning curve.

We haven't seen alot from Nadal on grass either.

They both have alot of time to grow and conform their games to play their best on the surface.

Wimbledon will be the first big step for Nadal, I'm not expecting anything past round three for him.

He doesn't have the serve to compete on grass and the ball bounces faster and higher at Wimbledon where the giants will feast on his ground game.
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Oh no! Not a thread like this! That's just what i feared might happen...
Let them grow up and stay spectators of their development...Don't try to guess or imagine anything...

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Re: Gasquet and Nadal

Maybe Nadal will surprise us all (I wouldn't be surprised), who knows.

After all, Hewitt has won Wimbledon.
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Re: Gasquet and Nadal

I think Gasquet will develop into a better all-court player, but it's still early for both.

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Re: Gasquet and Nadal

hard to say

whats easier to say is that Guccione will trump both guys in the allcourt dept

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hard to say

whats easier to say is that Guccione will trump both guys in the allcourt dept
Good conclusion. Let's stop it here.
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Re: Gasquet and Nadal

Gasquet has more shots and more weapons than Nadal. Gasquet has to get into better shape and learn like Roger how to use all his weapons effectively. Nadal is a great backcourt player, but his serve, volleys, and variety need to be improved to win on something besides clay!!
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Richard made a final on every surface, hard, clay and grass where he won...the way he won today was just amazing...nobody expected he wins so easily... I thing he can be compare to Federer, a nesthetic game , an excellent technique and an " intelligence of the game" ( dunno if this phrase exists in english ) He just need time to improve his stamina and the resulats will come to prove his talent and his potential. No doubt he will enter the top 10 soon.
Nadal just made results on clay and hard...we just have no test match to see how he's doing on grass... ( I don't thing Halle's one was an example) But he has different weapons..his stamina, his determination , tremendous mental strenght who can help him in every situation... They are youg both so they don't have showed all they were able to do yet..."Laissons du temps au temps" well's see

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Re: Gasquet and Nadal

I think gasquet will be a great player on EVERY surface, although i think nadal will be good on hard as well as clay (i am not so sure, about grass and the other faster surfaces though).
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Maybe, maybe not. I do know that Gasquet has a game made for all surfaces and is quite pleasing to watch.
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Re: Gasquet and Nadal

I was thinking the same thing NYCtennisfan.

Right now Rafa is much better than Gasquet on clay. Obviously Gasquet has just done well on grass and I doubt Rafa will do well on it at all. Rafa is starting to get a hardcourt game - looked good to me in Miami - but his serve will hold him back on hardcourts for awhile. I think this summer will be exciting watching how the both of them do on the hardcourts.

If both stay focused and don't have a lot of injuries, I believe we'll see a great rivalry between the two in a couple of years. I personally am not a big fan of Gasquet - but the game comes first for me, and a rivalry between these two would be awesome of tennis.

I'm hoping Gasquet comes up quickly because how thrilling will it be to have Roger, Andy, Rafa, Richard, Lleyton, Safin all battling it out major tournament after major tournament. Its all good....
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Gasquet has more shots and more weapons than Nadal. Gasquet has to get into better shape and learn like Roger how to use all his weapons effectively. Nadal is a great backcourt player, but his serve, volleys, and variety need to be improved to win on something besides clay!!
And forgot to say but your post reminded me - the only thing holding Gasquet back right now is his conditioning. I'm not being mean, I want him to do well. But his fitness is truly horrid, and will hurt him on hardcourts. He really needs to get a good fitness coach.
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I'm hoping Gasquet comes up quickly because how thrilling will it be to have Roger, Andy, Rafa, Richard, Lleyton, Safin all battling it out major tournament after major tournament. Its all good....
NicoFan, I don't think we are that far away BTW, where are you posting from?
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