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Is Gasquet close to his big breakthrought?

marcRD
04-20-2007, 02:22 PM
I dont know if it is just me who has that feeling. But for the 1st time Gasquet seems to be mentaly prepared for the big matches. He wins close matches and plays good in big points. He seems to use all his weapons in a more tactical way and no more randomly hit amazing points which is followed by poorly constructed points.

I think this summer will be a test for Gasquet and he will be the outsider to win RG besides the 2 giants. I think he has the game to beat both Nadal and Federer on a very good day but I dont know if he is mentaly prepared to do it.

Anyway a semifinal in RG would surely be enought to give him so confidence and he may follow it up with an even better result in wimbledon, clay and grass are his best surfaces and last year he had bad luck with beeing out of form on clay while facing Federer in early rounds in Halle and Wimbledon.

I think after wimbledon GAsquet will have a good chance of entering the top 5, probably passing both Djokovic and Murray. Gasquet is much better than both on grass and better on clay aswell.

Andre♥
04-20-2007, 02:25 PM
Gasquet will never be a great champion. One day he will be in Top 10, but nothing more than that.

marcRD
04-20-2007, 02:29 PM
Gasquet will never be a great champion. One day he will be in Top 10, but nothing more than that.

He doesnt have any points to defend all clay season and then on grass he has only nottingham to defend. I think he could even be top 10 already before RG.

Andre♥
04-20-2007, 02:30 PM
He doesnt have any points to defend all clay season and then on grass he has only nottingham to defend. I think he could even be top 10 already before RG.

You talk like he is going to win RG. I would be surprised if he wins his 4rd round match.

muniu
04-20-2007, 02:33 PM
:haha:

Sofyaxo
04-20-2007, 02:33 PM
Wasn't his breakthrough supposed to be when he beat Roger?

marcRD
04-20-2007, 02:36 PM
Wasn't his breakthrough supposed to be when he beat Roger?

No, that was as much a breakthrought as when Federer defeated Sampras in wimbledon. His big breakthrought is still to come.

Snowwy
04-20-2007, 02:41 PM
Its probably the best hes played since he came back from his injury a year or so ago.

delsa
04-20-2007, 02:44 PM
Enough with those type of threads FFS! :mad:

BTW, he's losing to Ferrero right now despite playing well partly because of his stupid choice to play doubles yesterday after 3 marathon matches... :rolleyes:

JBdV
04-20-2007, 02:49 PM
Stupid threadstarter :smash:

marcRD
04-20-2007, 02:52 PM
I guess I jinxed him. Sorry guys...

alfonsojose
04-20-2007, 02:53 PM
:tape: jinxed

GlennMirnyi
04-20-2007, 02:59 PM
Just Cause, is that you?

tennis2tennis
04-20-2007, 04:00 PM
I guess I jinxed him. Sorry guys...

don't be sorry..it's a forum and its a good question...we get much worse threads

Mistaflava
04-20-2007, 06:31 PM
I think he is closer to coming out of the closet than he is to breaking through...

Horatio Caine
04-20-2007, 06:35 PM
I think he is closer to coming out of the closet than he is to breaking through...

:lol: On form as usual ;)

Allez
04-20-2007, 06:36 PM
I think he is closer to coming out of the closet than he is to breaking through...

:eek: :tape: :eek:

minhngoc
04-20-2007, 06:37 PM
Yes, just 2 days till he wins his first AMS - DOUBLE!

Rafa = Fed Killa
04-20-2007, 06:39 PM
I think he is closer to coming out of the closet than he is to breaking through...

lol

Bilbo
04-20-2007, 06:43 PM
It's not like Gasquet played good tennis in MC for the first time. He reached the Seminfinals in 2005. So you could have asked the same question two years ago. You know the answer.

JBdV
04-20-2007, 06:47 PM
I think he is closer to coming out of the closet than he is to breaking through...

:spit: :haha:

Snowwy
04-20-2007, 06:49 PM
He is in the doubles SFs though.

silverwhite
04-20-2007, 06:50 PM
I think he is closer to coming out of the closet than he is to breaking through...

I know he won some money for you by winning yesterday and losing today but no need to fantasise. ;)

pascal'rG
04-20-2007, 06:50 PM
Yes it's clear that he's close to the breakthrought.
He has the same talent that 2 years ago but whith more physics and mental.

He just has to gain some tactics, better preparation and serve and he'll be on top.

And believe me he'll be very hard to beat ;-)

Mistaflava
04-20-2007, 06:51 PM
I know he won some money for you by winning yesterday and losing today but no need to fantasise. ;)


WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSH


And the closet door swings wide open letting silverwhite out.

alfonsojose
04-20-2007, 07:08 PM
Mistaqueer :drool:

Loremaster
04-20-2007, 07:19 PM
Gasquet has huge game in his hands the question is if he is able to use it , He has natural talent in him, all his strokes looks so fluid and easy the power+angles he can generate from his BH is awesome never seen something like that

You know up to end of the season he has only two small titles and TMS final to defend given the fact that he missed Rome, MC, Hamburg(1st round loss) and RG (quick exit) nothing to defend in Halle/Wimbledon and after UsOpen he can be Top8 because he is all court player of course it is if he stays healthy

richie21
04-20-2007, 07:21 PM
i said at the beginning of the season that he would have a huge breakthrough at the next Wimbledon.......and i maintain that :)

Loremaster
04-20-2007, 07:23 PM
i said at the beginning of the season that he would have a huge breakthrough at the next Wimbledon.......and i maintain that :)

I hope so I don't think so that he will win slam these year but SF is very possible if he stays healthy

jazar
04-20-2007, 07:27 PM
he wont break through until he starts taking the bull by the horns and dominating the point. today he was letting JCF take control

AnnaK_4ever
04-20-2007, 07:29 PM
Yes it's clear that he's close to the breakthrought.
He has the same talent that 2 years ago but whith more physics and mental.

He just has to gain some tactics, better preparation and serve and he'll be on top.

And believe me he'll be very hard to beat ;-)

Just???
He has played for 5 years and still knows very little about things you've mentioned. What makes you think he is gonna succeed in the future?

richie21
04-20-2007, 07:31 PM
he wont break through until he starts taking the bull by the horns and dominating the point. today he was letting JCF take control


Not today,sorry :o
Today ,he was mainly the agressor.

jazar
04-20-2007, 07:48 PM
Not today,sorry :o
Today ,he was mainly the agressor.

did you actually watch the third set? or were you watching from your fanboy perspective where he can do no wrong?

richie21
04-20-2007, 07:58 PM
did you actually watch the third set? or were you watching from your fanboy perspective where he can do no wrong?

in the third set,Richie didn t have anything left in tank after his long week and obviously,Ferrero took advantage of that......but in the first 2 sets,Ferrero was mostly outplayed by him.

jazar
04-20-2007, 08:02 PM
in the third set,Richie didn t have anything left in tank after his long week and obviously,Ferrero took advantage of that......but in the first 2 sets,Ferrero was mostly outplayed by him.

ferrero was outplayed til about half way through the second, then he outplayed gasquet for the rest of the match. in the last few games ferrero's level dropped and he was still outplaying him

vincayou
04-20-2007, 08:53 PM
He's close to his big breakthrough in double at least.

Schu
04-20-2007, 09:50 PM
ferrero was outplayed til about half way through the second, then he outplayed gasquet for the rest of the match. in the last few games ferrero's level dropped and he was still outplaying him

Credit to Ferrero for hanging in there and jumping on the opportunity but I only saw a few points where Ferrero actually outplayed Gasquest (the behind the back flick of the wrist shot, followed by the lob was one of those points) - he hung in and had more energy but even in the last set, the shots Ferrero made were not exactly brilliant - Gasquet just couldn't move for them.

I like Ferrero, wish him the best and would love to see him beat Federer but to me he just doesn't have the variety in his game to outplay Federer or even Gasquet. He is a prefect example of how effective "grinding it out" can be on clay.

Merton
04-21-2007, 12:00 AM
Richard will not win a slam this year.

leng jai
04-21-2007, 12:03 AM
Thats a bold statement Merton.

richie21
04-21-2007, 12:18 AM
Richard will not win a slam this year.

a big breakthrough doesn t necessarly mean a GS win;)
to win a MS or to make a GS 1/2 final would already be considered as a huge breakthrough for him

leng jai
04-21-2007, 12:46 AM
Beating a top 10 player is already a "big breakthrough" for the likes of Gasquet.

Allstar
04-21-2007, 12:49 AM
This week just highlighted Richie's problems again. Yes he clinched a couple of close ones but the fact is both of them should have been finished comfortably in 2 sets but his mind wondered again

Mistaflava
04-21-2007, 12:40 PM
Richard will not win a slam this year.



thanks for the newsflash

almouchie
04-21-2007, 01:03 PM
gasquet is more likely to make his impact breakthrough or hit his potentional in wimbledon than rolland garros

lisaplenske
04-21-2007, 01:10 PM
I think this tournament will bring him so much.He showed good things there,strong physicly,he played more than 10h00.
He doesnt need much to get his confidence back and when he is confident and fit he can go very further.
Dont know about a very close breakthrough,at roland or what but something is sure,he starts well his clay court season.Lets see in the next weeks.:cool:

Pea
04-21-2007, 01:59 PM
Even I wasn't this frustrated with Roger.

richie21
04-21-2007, 02:05 PM
gasquet is more likely to make his impact breakthrough or hit his potentional in wimbledon than rolland garros

completely agree with you :)


Dont know about a very close breakthrough,at roland or what but something is sure,he starts well his clay court season.Lets see in the next weeks.:cool:

sorry to say that but i'm not sure we can say he started the clay season well.
Which really good clay player did he beat this week???
Actually,he lost against the first really good clay player he faced.
Sure, he played well but the harsh reality is that he didn t go further than 1/4 finals (losing against a good clay player but not exactly the best) whereas 2 years ago,he made a 1/2 final there,beating Federer and losing against Nadal in a close match.

i think that some Gasquet fans are way too entusiastic after this week

JBdV
04-21-2007, 02:47 PM
sorry to say that but i'm not sure we can say he started the clay season well.
Which really good clay player did he beat this week???
Actually,he lost against the first really good clay player he faced.
Sure, he played well but the harsh reality is that he didn t go further than 1/4 finals (losing against a good clay player but not exactly the best) whereas 2 years ago,he made a 1/2 final there,beating Federer and losing against Nadal in a close match.

i think that some Gasquet fans are way too entusiastic after this week

:rolleyes: Even you admitted he would have beaten JCF yesterday if he hadn't run out of gas, so it's clear he has the game to do well on clay. If you hate clay so much, why don't you just go hibernate until Wimbledon? :zzz:

richie21
04-21-2007, 02:52 PM
:rolleyes: Even you admitted he would have beaten JCF yesterday if he hadn't run out of gas, so it's clear he has the game to do well on clay. If you hate clay so much, why don't you just go hibernate until Wimbledon? :zzz:


but he didn t .....and JCF is not exactly the player he used to be on clay.

Puschkin
04-21-2007, 02:52 PM
sorry to say that but i'm not sure we can say he started the clay season well.


I wonder if you just start stupid threads or ever watch a match of the man of whom you pretend to be a fan? :rolleyes: Yesterday's defeat was the best performance I have seen him play for a long time, and the reasons why he still lost the match have been elaborated clearly on the Gasquet/Ferrero-thread by rather neutral people who don't run the risk of being called "tards".

lisaplenske
04-21-2007, 03:19 PM
let him think what he wants pushkin,dont think he really watched at any of rg match this week,he would have noticed that his level increased after every match.But well I guess he doesnt watch matchs like us.:shrug:

Flibbertigibbet
04-21-2007, 03:20 PM
I'm wondering if he'll have a decent chance in Rome, since the surface is faster? Then again, Monte Carlo's been a good tournament for him...

alfonsojose
04-22-2007, 02:33 PM
Sexual breaktrought :devil:

richie21
07-16-2007, 12:38 AM
i said at the beginning of the season that he would have a huge breakthrough at the next Wimbledon.......and i maintain that :)

that Richie21 is really a good predictor!:eek: :p

silverwhite
07-16-2007, 01:15 AM
Well then. Predict his US Open performance to prove that this wasn't a fluke. ;)

16681
07-16-2007, 07:55 AM
Well Richie is now in the Top Ten so I think he has already broken throught ;)

richie21
07-16-2007, 07:09 PM
Well then. Predict his US Open performance to prove that this wasn't a fluke. ;)

he'll make a 1/4 final ;)

binkygirl
07-17-2007, 03:44 AM
I think he is closer to coming out of the closet than he is to breaking through...

Yeah, that's true.