Besides, preparing well for a GS does not necessarily involve winning the tourneys leading up to it.
I know but what i was saying is that he is still not to the point where he can use smaller tournaments like Sydney as a preparation for the GSs (guys like Federer,Nadal,Roddick,Hewitt who have already won GSs or even Djokovic who have won MSs have the credibility to do that but not Gasquet) .......he is still (to my regret) at a stage where he needs to prove he can win those tournaments.(i mean,he has yet to even win a tier 1 tournament,let alone a MS or a GS)
As i said,Sydney was probably a bigger tournament than any of the tournament he has won so far in his career so if he only used it as a preparation for the AO,that's very disappointing.
For a number 8 in the world who just made the TMC ,to only win 1 match in his first tournament is not very good for the confidence ,you can't deny it.
Yeah i know he had some troubles during his preparation but apparently,in the last 2 weeks,everything was oki so.....
Before winning the GSs, you perhaps don't need to win all the tournaments leading up to it but you certainly need to win some "intermediary" tournaments like tier 1 tournaments and the Master Series..........and Gasquet has yet to win a tier 1 or a MS.
You'll very rarely see players winning GSs before winning at least one tier 1 title or a MS.