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Gasquet: Will He Follow The Path of Federer or Nalbandian?

It's basically agreed that Gasquet is a very talented player with an all court game but over the next year or two do you see him having a Federer type break through by winning a Masters Series Event or possibly even a Grand Slam title or will he more likely go down the path of Nalbandian of being obviously a great player but never quite reaching that level of being threating for major titles?

Which of the Grand Slams do you think he has the greatest chance of going deep in or perhaps even winning?

Do you think he be in the Top 10 by this time next year? *barring any injuries*.

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Re: Gasquet: Will He Follow The Path of Federer or Nalbandian?

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It's basically agreed that Gasquet is a very talented player with an all court game but over the next year or two do you see him having a Federer type break through by winning a Masters Series Event or possibly even a Grand Slam title or will he more likely go down the path of Nalbandian of being obviously a great player but never quite reaching that level of being threating for major titles?

Do you think he be in the Top 10 by this time next year? *barring any injuries*.

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Gasquet will have something in between ~ not as good as Fed & not as underachieving as Nalbandian
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........Honestly I don`t seen Gasquet winning a Slam~~ however I do think he`ll win several tournaments & a few TMS-->> maybe his career will be somewhere in between a Henman & a Rios ......ie somewhere between 11-18 titles

If Nalbandian doesn`t reach double digits in terms of tourney wins then he`ll go down as the biggest underachiever ever ~currently he only has 5-titles!!
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Re: Gasquet: Will He Follow The Path of Federer or Nalbandian?

Federer most likely, he's actually devoted to the game, not like Nalbandian who would prefer fishing or racing in his spare time.
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Re: Gasquet: Will He Follow The Path of Federer or Nalbandian?

He is not winning a Slam.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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Re: Gasquet: Will He Follow The Path of Federer or Nalbandian?

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He is not winning a Slam.

Never?

Not to say that he's going to be as great as Federer but in 2001 Federer had a great game but was having some dodgy results so it's possible that Gasquet can breakthrough and win at least 1 or 2 grand slams throughout his career.

Though which Grand Slam title would he be more likely to win? The U.S. Open maybe?
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Never?

Not to say that he's going to be as great as Federer but in 2001 Federer had a great game but was having some dodgy results so it's possible that Gasquet can breakthrough and win at least 1 or 2 grand slams throughout his career.

Though which Grand Slam title would he be more likely to win? The U.S. Open maybe?
As I said Gasquet is not winning a Slam, if he does, then I am proven wrong. It's not hard to comprehend, the French are still searching for hero after Noah.

Federer and Gasquet aren't in the same league, it's not hard to see that, even in 2001, but lets continue with the overhype.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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Re: Gasquet: Will He Follow The Path of Federer or Nalbandian?

Gasquet has about 5% of the overall talent that Federer has.
He won't have a career even closely resembling Roger's.
If Nalbandian fails to rack up major success in the second half of his career, then Gasquet has a good chance of leaving a larger footprint in tennis history.

Gasquet's problem is that he has no significant talent.
Whereas Nalbandian is infamous for creating angles, and Federer for his court sense.
He has little toss and arm extension on his serve, and a forehand grip with no place in today's game.
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Re: Gasquet: Will He Follow The Path of Federer or Nalbandian?

I think it will mostly depend on his physical strength. If he gets a good physical condition then he'll be able to win a slam. Most probably, wimbledon or the usopen. But I also think he could do well in both the australian and french opens.

I am sure he will win TMS as he has already reached 2 finals (both lost against federer). He'll probably do better than nalby but I don't think he'll do better than fed!
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Re: Gasquet: Will He Follow The Path of Federer or Nalbandian?

The path of Federer is out of the question.

As for Nalbandian - Nalbandian has made a Slam F and countless Slam SF's, is Gasquet capable of that? Sure. Will he win a Slam? I'd bet on no rather than yes. (and if the answer proves to be yes, I can always claim it was a fix as is the MTF way) Will he win a Masters Cup like Nalbandian did last year? First off he has to end the year in the top 8, and there are other players of the present and future who'll be battling to get in there too, so it's no guarantee Gasquet will even be at the Masters Cup consistently to eventually have a shot at winning it.

Davis Cup wise, France are always a strong side - so he may have success there.

In conclusion, I don't think Gasquet will follow the path of Federer or Nalbandian. He will create his own category and 5-10 years from now someone will make a thread on a particular young talented player which will ask - Player X:Will He Follow The Path of Federer, Nalbandian or Gasquet?
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Re: Gasquet: Will He Follow The Path of Federer or Nalbandian?

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Federer and Gasquet aren't in the same league, it's not hard to see that, even in 2001, but lets continue with the overhype.


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Gasquet has about 5% of the overall talent that Federer has.


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Gasquet's problem is that he has no significant talent.


Come on guys, are you nuts, gasquet no talent!?!

How many young guns have already beaten fed and reached a couple of TMS finals apart from rafa?!?

Only one, so stop talking !!!
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In conclusion, I don't think Gasquet will follow the path of Federer or Nalbandian. He will create his own category and 5-10 years from now someone will make a thread on a particular young talented player which will ask - Player X:Will He Follow The Path of Federer, Nalbandian or Gasquet?
What is MTF without knee jerk reactions, overreactions and bandwagon jumping?

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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:Only one, so stop talking !!!
Do you want me to explain it you in point form?

The guy beats Federer once and all of a sudden he is so great, not bad from a child prodigy, has been and a hack and then it all changes back to the great hype. Yes, that's the reason the world is round.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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Do you want me to explain it you in point form?

The guy beats Federer once and all of a sudden he is so great, not bad from a child prodigy, has been and a hack and then it all changes back to the great hype. Yes, that's the reason the world is round.
I'm not sure I get your point?

gasquet is very talented and unpredictable. If he plays his best, he can beat anybody and win big titles, that I'm sure of...
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Come on guys, are you nuts, gasquet no talent!?!

How many young guns have already beaten fed and reached a couple of TMS finals apart from rafa?!?

Only one, so stop talking !!!
Let's not blow this out of proportion.
Gasquet has talent. But at the status of Fed or Nalbandian? No.

There are many permanent flaws in his game, relative to today's tennis.
Gasquet's swings are ridiculously overexaggerated, and in today's game, you have to be able to return bombs, and hit on the run.
His groundstrokes rely on a perfect foot plant, which will hurt his transition.
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Have a look at this and then tell again me the guy has not talent!!!

Note, that these are the highlights and despite the fact that the young boy lost 7-6 1-6 3-6 he was the one to make the unbelievable shots!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7Cnq7s8j8k
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