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Re: Richard In The Australian Summer 2012- Australian Open.

The fact he said he played a good match is a pretty depressing statement.
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The fact he said he played a good match is a pretty depressing statement.


Ten fourth round losses now
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one can discuss that, but the numbers are obvious!

Tsonga: nr 6, lost last 16
Monfils: nr 14, lost last 32
Simon: nr 12, lost last 64
Richard: nr 18, lost last 16

Yes, French players have been disappointing at this AO, but if you look overall record in slams, Simon, Monfils, Tsonga have been far more competitive than Richard. I mean Simon took Roger to 5 sets at 2011 AO. He beat Del Potro at 2011 US Open. I do not see Richard even come close to anything like that. Tsonga beats Federer and Nadal on consistent basis or when he loses, he very often competitive! How about Tsonga's run at Wimbledon last year? To me, there is no comparison. Outside of Rome's win over Federer, when was the last time Richard was even competitive against Federer? We know how Richard's horrible record against Nadal. I am not even gonna mention his last few matches against Murray.

The fact is, Richard, when he is playing elite competition, he looks like tier 4 player for first couple sets and then he usually simply gives up in last set. Harsh words, but that's what I see happening time and time again.
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Tsonga beats Federer and Nadal on consistent basis or when he loses, he very often competitive!
If one looks into those confrontations in more detail, it is easy to see that Tsonga had much more favourable conditions.

Tsonga's H/H with Roger is 3-8, while Richard's is 2-9. Tsonga met Roger for the first time in 2008, while 7 of Richard's matches were before 2007, and you might remember what a force Roger was between 2004 and 2007. It was in this period when Richard but up two very competitive performances against the Swiss, Halle and Toronto, both in 2006.

For Nadal, Tsonga's 3-6 H/H does indeed look much better, but only one match took place on clay. Richard played 10 times again Nadal, but 6 times on clay. How often did NAdal lose on clay in recent years? The only time when Tsonga did have to face Nadal on clay was last years's DC-tie. Tsonga was in very good form in the second half of 2011, but that did not help, the spanking he got from Nadal was very similar to Ricahrd's.

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Look at the first point. This is how Gasquet should always play.
First serve, Ferrer makes a really good return but Gasquet stays on his baseline and hit a forehand right ahead.
Ferrer is pressed because Gasquet played fast cause he hit the ball staying on his baseline, then he hit a crossed backhand not that good and Gasquet replies with a good crossed backhand pretty long. Ferrer hit a crossed backhand again but he is on defense because Gasquet is dominating the rally. And the famous backhand down the line gives the point to Gasquet. He could hit it because he dominates the rally and is near his baseline.

I wish he could always play like that.

Look at the point right after. He lost it cause to his weak forehand and same story on the match point. That's really a problem...

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Ten fourth round losses now

Most of them either straight-set beatings or five-set matches (mostly chokes)
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In the last 6 GS he played, he made four R16.
And the next GS he will be 8-16 seed probably so top 4 in R16 so 11th loss coming...
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[1] Tomas Berdych vs BYE
Tobias Kamke vs Qualifier
Albert Ramos vs Nicholas Mahut
Gilles Muller vs [6] Florian Mayer

[4] Richard Gasquet vs BYE
Staphane Robert vs Nikolay Davydenko
Edouard Roger-Vasselin vs Qualifier
Olivier Rochus vs [7] Philipp Kohlschreiber

[8] Jarkko Nieminen vs Qualifier
Paul-Henri Mathieu vs Cedrik-Marcel Stebe
Michael Russell vs Adrian Mannarino
BYE vs [3] Gael Monfils

[5] Feliciano Lopez vs Igor Kunitsyn
Guillaume Rufin vs Vasek Pospisil
Qualifier vs Flavio Cipolla
BYE vs [2] Gilles Simon

Onto Montpellier
Possible 2nd round match up with Davydenko.
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In the last 6 GS he played, he made four R16.
And the next GS he will be 8-16 seed probably so top 4 in R16 so 11th loss coming...
That depends on whether he actually makes the fourth round at Roland Garros...
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Anyway exit Rd2 in Montpel
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Re: Richard In The Australian Summer 2012- Australian Open.

Maybe even R1 loss to Bye
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Maybe even R1 loss to Bye
Well Bye is a 'great player'
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