3 or 4 ,i would say.....but it could well be none unfortunately.
between 0 and 1
he might grab one Wimby if Federer and Oscar Hernandez dont play
as good as he is,Federer won t win 3 slams every year(so there 'll probably be at least 2 slams there for taking for the other players) ......i think he knows that himself very well.
there will obviously come a time where other players will challenge him more seriously and above all,where he himself won t play as well as now(for example,will he be as motivated as he is now if he breaks Pete's record?? that's a question.....)
Seriously I remember when Tommy Haas was so overhyped to win Slams and he was this superstar kid and was going to do the business as a senior and it never came through for him. Haashole had some very bad luck as well, at the same time there was a 3 year period for him to win some GS events, but didn't do it.
did Tommy Haas beat the number one(and Gasquet didn t beat the worst number one in history to say the least!) at 18?? no.
the way i see it, you don t beat the number one(especially such a number one) at 18(i repeat ,at 18!) if you aren t a special player.
also, at Gasquet's current age(20 years and 6 months),Haas hadn t won any title and made any MS final........while Gasquet has already won 4 titles and made 2 MS finals(both lost against Federer).....so let's compare what is comparable.
Gasquet ,i reckon, is perhaps a bit overrhyped but that is also due to the exceptionnal career he had at junior level.....i mean ,few players in the history have been as precocious as him,at least until they turned pro (when he was a child,he used to beat players who were 2 or 3 years older than him)
i'm fully aware that to have a great career a junior level doesn t necessarly mean you'll have the same success in the ATP tour(though you'll note that most of the players who became the junior world champions recently have achieved good things in the ATP tour :Federer,Roddick,even Baghdatis) but Gasquet didn t just have a great career at junior level ,he had a wonderful one(especially in term of precocity).....that 's the difference.