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Richard Gasquet and Paul-Henri Mathieu

Haasfan
05-29-2004, 12:23 AM
What has happened to these players. There were both predicted a summit up the rankings, did these guys have injuries or simply not live up to the hype?

Carito_90
05-29-2004, 12:26 AM
huh? Gasquet lost in the first round of RG if that's what you're asking.
I dunno about the other guy, never heard of him.

jazz_girl
05-29-2004, 12:35 AM
Gasquet lost to Nalbandian in the first round. And I think I heard he was supposed to play doubles but he was stood up like last year and now he's only playing mixed doubles...But I might be wrong here, please correct me if I am.

TheGrandstand
05-29-2004, 01:08 AM
Gasquet definitely got a tough draw. I think he can be a darkhorse at the US Open, with the right draw. Obviously, Wimbledon is out of the question.

Leo
05-29-2004, 01:39 AM
Mathieu has mental problems, physical problems, and most importantly, problems in his game. Let's just say he's got problems.

¿esquímaux?
05-29-2004, 02:28 AM
:lol: Why is Wimbledon out of the question for Richieboy?

Chloe le Bopper
05-29-2004, 03:06 AM
I think that Gasquet gets too much flack for not posting results. He's only 17, and he's made strides this year. He finally broke the top 100 and he reached his first ATP semifinal. He had a couple of decent wins in doing so, and gave Coria a pretty good match in Buenos Aires.

He's only 17 (well, 18 in a few weeks). If we didn't have anybody to compare him to right now, those results would look pretty impressive, I think.

Shy
05-29-2004, 03:17 AM
There are so much good french juniors , but they never make it at the professional level.Maybe they have too much pressure.

lizabeth..*
05-29-2004, 03:21 AM
Richard has copped a lot of flack cos apparently he hasn't lived up tow aht he should have been...he could have done well at the last 2 French Open's but he has had a really shitty draw each time.

Paul-Henri has been hampred by injury since Janurary last year, he came back for a bit towards the middle/end of last year bu then in Chennai this year, inured his wrist the same as Marat had done last year....he probably won't be back for another couple of months at least. It's sad :sad:

Shy
05-29-2004, 03:25 AM
Richard has copped a lot of flack cos apparently he hasn't lived up tow aht he should have been...he could have done well at the last 2 French Open's but he has had a really shitty draw each time.


He is 17.I think that if everyone stop putting so much pressure on him, he would start winning titles in the next couple of years. They should be more easy on him.

Ma. Estefania
05-29-2004, 03:50 AM
Mathieu has mental problems, physical problems, and most importantly, problems in his game. Let's just say he's got problems.

:lol: Poor guy

trixy
05-29-2004, 04:50 AM
I dont know much about Gasquet other then the fact that i saw him at chinatown this yr but yeh i totally agree give the guy a break, hes only 17. I think the french do put alot of pressure on their players, i mean every year at roland garros Amelie just cracks.

Scotso
05-29-2004, 05:21 AM
Yeah Richard is just young, he's still going to be great.

Paul-Henri has always been talented, but like Leo said, he has issues :rolleyes: :(

Steve-o
05-29-2004, 05:42 AM
Gasquet is making strides this year but needs to stay injury free. He has the to make an impact but it takes a few years for a player with a 1 handed backhand and a more attacking game to mature. The other posters have it right, give the kid a break, the eras of Boris, Chang, and Wilander winning slams at 18 may be over as the physical competitiveness of the tour nowadays means it is really hard to win a slam unless you are physically mature.

Mathieu on the other hand is a strange case. This guy has all the talent in the world, strong forehand, excellent backhand, good serves, able to take returns very very early. He seems to be injured quite often but he is still only 22 I think. Don't forget this kid was top 40 a couple years ago and won back to back titles indoors.

I truly believe the 5 set loss to Youzhny in Davis Cup while he was up 2 sets to 0 really really set Paul in a mental funk and his results have suffered.

Smankyou
05-29-2004, 05:50 AM
I keep forgetting Richard is so young. I hope he amounts to something... and doesn't just dwindle away.

TheGrandstand
05-29-2004, 05:50 AM
These guys should take a look at people like Malisse and Youznhy, guys who came up young, struggled a bit, and now are maturing into what looks like consistent players who are going to make a push up in the rankings.