Originally Posted by silverwhite
pierce0415 (from WTAWorld)'s comments:
Then went over to Richard Gasquet vs. Marco. This was in the 4th set, with Richard up 2-1 in sets. I have never seen Marco play but he has a very nice game. Solid 2 handed backhand and good serve. But Richard was just too solid and the backhand too gorgeously good. At one point in the match Richard ran down an overhead from Marco and floated a beautiful lob to steal the game. He also had alot of great looking backhand passing shots.
That's the lob i was speaking about! I was in awe when i saw this...
His natural talent is is best friend and at the same time it's worst ennemy. He can be saved by it even unintentionaly in difficult situations but that's part of the reason why he stays so far behind the baseline etc...=> He must always not forget to be agressive and to fight. He's learning being solid. Good. But now he must learn to dominate and dictate the game even when his opponent is playing out of his mind like Chiudi at some points of the match yesterday.
I'm not happy his match will be the highlight of the night session. Hype is not good for him (and a bit unjustified imho). He tends not to respond well to it. That's more pressure for a match that will already be very hard for him. What's more, he's prooved and explained last year in Montréal that he didn't like night sessions. So...