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How will Gasquet do in 2009?

After having such a poor year (yet.... he can still win 2 AMS titles and few more MM titles), how will Gasquet do next year? The once hot-tipped "Baby Federer" hasn't been performing very well..
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After having such a poor year (yet.... he can still win 2 AMS titles and few more MM titles), how will Gasquet do next year? The once hot-tipped "Baby Federer" hasn't been performing very well..
Beijing QF: Schuettler def. Gasquet (4-6, 6-3, 6-4)

Quite evident how you feel given your comments on GM.

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Re: How will Gasquet do in 2009?

just like he said before, this season is not finished yet
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Beijing QF: Schuettler def. Gasquet (4-6, 6-3, 6-4)

Quite evident how you feel given your comments on GM.
Probably a Murray fan.
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Re: How will Gasquet do in 2009?

Well it can't be much worse than 2008, although Richie could pull a Nalbandian and really tear it up at the end of this year.

I just hope he can have some nice wins against quality players in what is left of the year. Richie seems to really feed off success and that hasn't been happening much this year. I think this disappointing year will either motivate him to work and focus in a way he never has and we will see some magical moments from Richie or it will crush him and 2009 becomes more of the same. I just hope Peyre hangs in with him and doesn't get frustrated because I really think he is good for Richie.
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Probably a Murray fan.
I don't really like Andy Murray and that's called trolling.
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2009 can only be better. I feel quite positive and optimistic as it seems he has really worked hard in the off season. I think 2008 was a wake up call for him in terms of fitness and mental strength. I really hope he pulls it together and just enjoys his tennis again.
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2009 can only be better. I feel quite positive and optimistic as it seems he has really worked hard in the off season. I think 2008 was a wake up call for him in terms of fitness and mental strength. I really hope he pulls it together and just enjoys his tennis again.
Well,so far it's not,at least in the big tournaments.
I mean,he got further in the AO last year,being only eliminated by the future AO finalist(Tsonga).
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I think that this year is only going to get better for Richie. He fought hard during the match with Gonzo - even if you deny it. He did well in Brisbane & Sydney too. I expect to see him climb back up the rankings this year, considering he doesn't have many points to defend in the second half of the year.

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break into the top 20?

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break into the top 20?

Hopefully

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The problem is that he chose an awful time to have a slump...
His situation is pretty much opposite to simon's and Del Potro's : Simon has been piling up a ton of points in MM tournaments last year, especially at the end of the year, so as to have a big seed in all the big tournaments that give points this year. As the year passes, he can gain some important points in the big tournaments without meeting players too well ranked in the first rounds, and he'll have enough to compensate the loss of points in the little tournaments at the end of the year (even if he wins all those tounaments again, he'll still lose points since they're worth pretty much nothing now).

On the other hand, Gasquet has a poor ranking right now, meaning that he'll face tough opponents in the first rounds of the slams, masters series, ATP500, etc... He can't really use the smaller tournaments to boost his ranking : he had two semi-finals in a row at the beginning of the year, in tough tournaments with lots of good players, and he pretty much gained nothing... He lost one round earlier than last year at the AO, and he lost a few places in the rankings.

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I think that this year is only going to get better for Richie. He fought hard during the match with Gonzo - even if you deny it. He did well in Brisbane & Sydney too. I expect to see him climb back up the rankings this year, considering he doesn't have many points to defend in the second half of the year.
The problem is that at this rate,he'll have to face top players in every first rounds of the upcoming tournaments(apart the very small ones) and frankly,do you see him beat guys like Federer,Nadal or Murray at his current level??? Not me anyway.
And i certainly don't want this year to be a year where we'll be satisfied with "good" first round losses again one of the top 4 players.
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The problem is that he chose an awful time to have a slump...
While it is true that the change of the ranking system disfavours Richard, and favours others who earned there major points in the second half of 2008, I don't care that much about ranking. 25 or 12is that really so different?

If Richard can transfer his level and attitude of the Gonzalez-match into the rest of the season, the ranking problem will sort out itself.

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