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Will Gasquet ever win a non-Mickey Mouse title???

richie21
09-30-2007, 01:53 PM
He has now won 5 titles but let's be honest,all of them were pretty minor ones.
Will he go to the next step and finally win some big titles??

richie21
09-30-2007, 02:16 PM
Well, Hopman Cup is coming up fairly soon. :hearts:


:lol:

juvvi
09-30-2007, 03:17 PM
Yes, he is going to win this year's tennis masters cup. I bet $100 on it. I really did.

groundstroke
09-30-2007, 03:18 PM
Yes, he will.

my0118
09-30-2007, 03:22 PM
Oooh.. you again richie21..
You should change your username to hatchie21

MariaV
09-30-2007, 03:30 PM
Richie21 :worship: :bowdown: :hatoff:

brent-o
09-30-2007, 03:48 PM
Not any time soon.

ReturnWinner
09-30-2007, 03:53 PM
yeah why not, after all he has two ams finals and both of them lost to Federer (and he put two good performances )

Mateya
09-30-2007, 04:09 PM
Masters series...maybe, probably on hard courts of US or indoors.

Grand slam...NEVER
:tape:

Burrow
09-30-2007, 04:13 PM
He has the talent to be a multiple slam champion, that is unquestionable. He needs to improve his return of serve and footwork before he has reach a slam final. Masters series, if he had a good week, could win one in 2008, but I can't see him winning Madrid or Paris.

guy in sf
09-30-2007, 04:59 PM
He has now won 5 titles but let's be honest,all of them were pretty minor ones.
Will he go to the next step and finally win some big titles??

You are just about the MOST cynical fan I have ever seen. In fact if it wasn't for your aviatar/name, I would have thought that you're the biggest Gasquet hater on this forum, next to GeorgewHitler or Rafa=Fedkilla. You said that you've been disappointed at him for like a year or 2 now and yet you're still a fan. Most people who have disappointment in a player for that long usually stop becoming fans but if you're still a fan despite Gasquet not performing to the level you desire for that long of a time period you could be the BIGGEST fan in disguise for sticking in there for this long and such a fan to sticks around for this long despite everything should probably try to be more positive simply because being constantly negative for so long is just not good for your mental health and can bring other Gasquetaires down. I think you have the potential to be positive and I'm pulling for you.

World Beater
09-30-2007, 05:05 PM
yeah i think he has a great chance to win Houston

jonny84
09-30-2007, 05:09 PM
Paris Masters maybe is his best shot. That is the easiest Masters title to win I think - and it will be easier for him in front of his home fans.

richie21
09-30-2007, 05:19 PM
You are just about the MOST cynical fan I have ever seen. In fact if it wasn't for your aviatar/name, I would have thought that you're the biggest Gasquet hater on this forum, next to GeorgewHitler or Rafa=Fedkilla. You said that you've been disappointed at him for like a year or 2 now and yet you're still a fan. Most people who have disappointment in a player for that long usually stop becoming fans but if you're still a fan despite Gasquet not performing to the level you desire for that long of a time period you could be the BIGGEST fan in disguise for sticking in there for this long and such a fan to sticks around for this long despite everything should probably try to be more positive simply because being constantly negative for so long is just not good for your mental health and can bring other Gasquetaires down. I think you have the potential to be positive and I'm pulling for you.

well ,believe me,i've considered to stop being a fan of him.....but for some reasons,i have still a SMALL belief that he'll become the player i want him to become(perhaps because of the Federer's example who become a great player at 22)....

ReturnWinner
09-30-2007, 05:37 PM
Masters series...maybe, probably on hard courts of US or indoors.

Grand slam...NEVER
:tape:

I agree, it will be very difficult he can win a slam but who knows, he could pull off a Tojo :lol:

DrJules
09-30-2007, 05:51 PM
Yes IF he translates his talent and ability into performance.

He needs to work on fitness to last 5 set matches in sequence, he needs to be more attacking and positive in his play, and mentally more focused.

Currently he is the best example of talent and ability not converted into performance.

Allure
09-30-2007, 05:59 PM
Yes. It's hard to think he won't ever win an MS in his entire career.

DrJules
09-30-2007, 06:04 PM
He has now won 5 titles but let's be honest,all of them were pretty minor ones.
Will he go to the next step and finally win some big titles??

He has rather been effected by 1 player.

His best grand slam performance, semifinal at Wimbledon, and best master series performances, finalist at Hamburg and Canadian Open, have all ended in defeat by Federer. A problem suffered by many players in the last 4 years.


In fact the number of grand slams and master series not won by Federer and Nadal is rather limited in the last 4 years. There have been few chances.

General Suburbia
09-30-2007, 06:06 PM
At least he's "versitile" (according to the atp site). He's won tournaments in all four surfaces! I love how they make him to be some sort of amazing player at his current state.

Allure
09-30-2007, 06:11 PM
At least he's "versitile" (according to the atp site). He's won tournaments in all four surfaces! I love how they make him to be some sort of amazing player at his current state.

They didn't say he is amazing or a genius just that he is versatile. And he is. What else do you call five titles on four different surfaces. Not everyone can accomplish that. :rolleyes:

Allure
09-30-2007, 06:31 PM
Is he really? :hearts:

Does everything have to be about sex to you? :tape:

Allure
09-30-2007, 06:47 PM
Speaking of which, nice avatar. ;)

Yes, gives him something to do in his hotel room. :o

Mateya
09-30-2007, 06:56 PM
Yes, gives him something to do in his hotel room. :o

:tape: :haha: :haha:

Alonsofz
09-30-2007, 07:05 PM
Why not? :lol:

Rogiman
09-30-2007, 07:11 PM
Of course he will.

And few things are less funny than those idiotic sex jokes by J'torian et al :retard:

MariaV
09-30-2007, 07:15 PM
Of course he will.

And few things are less funny than those idiotic sex jokes by J'torian et al :retard:

:armed: :armed: I'm not letting anyone bash J'torian here :armed:

Rogiman
09-30-2007, 07:27 PM
:armed: :armed: I'm not letting anyone bash J'torian here :armed:Never bashed him before and am not intending to do so in the future, but someone has to finally say that these jokes are 4 year-old level, and that it doesn't make it any better just because they're "liberal" gay jokes. Once or twice was acceptable, but reading that nonsense everywhere is too much, and I'm by no means a republican.

I guess you take part in those stupidity sessions (and feel smart and funny because of that), so you can feel yourself bashed too :retard:

richie21
09-30-2007, 08:22 PM
He has rather been effected by 1 player.

His best grand slam performance, semifinal at Wimbledon, and best master series performances, finalist at Hamburg and Canadian Open, have all ended in defeat by Federer. A problem suffered by many players in the last 4 years.


Well,he said recently that he was almost certain he would be able to beat Federer in 2009.......let's see if it will be verified in the future....:o

silverwhite
09-30-2007, 09:19 PM
Long-suffering richie21 being tormented by his favourite's inability to meet his expectations... Never in doubt. :zzz:

richie21
09-30-2007, 09:32 PM
Long-suffering richie21 being tormented by his favourite's inability to meet his expectations... Never in doubt. :zzz:


Not only mine but the expectations of many people.

Allure
09-30-2007, 09:35 PM
Richie21 you have to be the hardest poster to please. Even when he beat Roddick you were complaining that ''he hasn't improved.''

silverwhite
09-30-2007, 09:36 PM
They don't create threads advertising their expectations or disappointment though. :)

richie21
09-30-2007, 09:41 PM
Richie21 you have to be the hardest poster to please. Even when he beat Roddick you were complaining that ''he hasn't improved.''

and his results since then proved me right.....:o

Allure
09-30-2007, 09:49 PM
Can't you just say congrats and move on? :o

richie21
09-30-2007, 09:52 PM
Can't you just say congrats and move on? :o

i congratulated him for his win against Roddick but i also wasn't lured by this win.

Allure
09-30-2007, 09:54 PM
Even with his win you find something negative to say. I'm a bit miffed at posters here. If Richie wins an MM event, they say ''Oh great a MM title. Woo de doo.'' If he loses it's ''He lost at a MM event? What a loser.'' Geez at least he tries and wins it. So he should only show up at slams and MS? :shrug:

Bilbo
09-30-2007, 10:34 PM
the answer you are searching for is NO

GlennMirnyi
09-30-2007, 11:04 PM
Definitely.












NOT.

GlennMirnyi
09-30-2007, 11:08 PM
Of course he will.

And few things are less funny than those idiotic sex jokes by J'torian et al :retard:

I'd say only **** and homicide are less funny than J'Torian idiotic sex jokes.

:armed: :armed: I'm not letting anyone bash J'torian here :armed:

Back to the kitchen.

Allure
09-30-2007, 11:08 PM
Love to see the doubters faces when Richard finally wins an MS or slam. :wavey:

Richard_from_Cal
09-30-2007, 11:17 PM
well ,believe me,i've considered to stop being a fan of him.....but for some reasons,i have still a SMALL belief that he'll become the player i want him to become(perhaps because of the Federer's example who become a great player at 22)....
Cheer up.

I was gonna post a poll as to whether Lleyton was through. :D

vincayou
09-30-2007, 11:30 PM
I'm pretty sure that in the history of tennis, all 21 year old player who have reached a semi in GS and 2 masters serie final have won at least on master serie title before the end of their career. The answer is yes of course.

Farenhajt
10-01-2007, 12:05 AM
It seems his coach either doesn't see or doesn't address his most obvious problems... perhaps he should get himself a new one. Though, what's most disconcerning is that he's generally just too phlegmatic for a wanna-be winner (with rare flashes that don't last for long).

horseman
10-01-2007, 12:09 AM
Yes, he 'll take 1 or 2 masters, but, to be honest, he's not No 1 material at all :shrug:

Gustavkrklec
10-01-2007, 12:10 AM
Simply, No

Allure
10-01-2007, 12:11 AM
Yes, he 'll take 1 or 2 masters, but, to be honest, he's not No 1 material at all :shrug:

If Roddick can be #1, why can't Gasquet? :shrug:

General Suburbia
10-01-2007, 12:21 AM
They didn't say he is amazing or a genius just that he is versatile. And he is. What else do you call five titles on four different surfaces. Not everyone can accomplish that. :rolleyes:
I don't ever recall anyone saying Roddick was versatile. Wasn't there one year when he won 5 titles on 5 different surfaces? Sorry, I just find the fact really funny. But that's just me.

Allure
10-01-2007, 12:29 AM
I don't ever recall anyone saying Roddick was versatile. Wasn't there one year when he won 5 titles on 5 different surfaces? Sorry, I just find the fact really funny. But that's just me.

So just because no one called Roddick versatile you have to take it out on Gasquet? And If Roddick won all those titles and you like him then by logic you should be a fan of Richard. ;)

General Suburbia
10-01-2007, 12:40 AM
So just because no one called Roddick versatile you have to take it out on Gasquet? And If Roddick won all those titles and you like him then by logic you should be a fan of Richard. ;)
You miss my point. I don't care if either one of them won various titles on different surfaces. The fact that they won them on insignificant tournaments doesn't really say anything. I like to look at things in the grander scheme. 3 years from now, no one is going to say, "Gee, that Andy Roddick and Richard Gasquet are really versatile players! They won MM tourneys on multiple surfaces!"

Marek.
10-01-2007, 12:45 AM
He should be able to.

horseman
10-01-2007, 12:46 AM
If Roddick can be #1, why can't Gasquet? :shrug:

He should play more constant. Gasquet is OK, but I think he's not able to beat first 3 players at the moment, but maybe it's just me :angel: I think he has much harder situation now, if you compare it with Roddicks case.:p

Merton
10-01-2007, 01:03 AM
I expect him to win at least a TMS title, but I am not sure about winning a slam. However, if Richard does well in either Madrid or Paris, richie21 will then expect him to become the next dominant player and a multiple slam winner.

GlennMirnyi
10-01-2007, 01:04 AM
If Roddick can be #1, why can't Gasquet? :shrug:

Well, Roddick has a pretty decent fighting spirit.

hra87
10-01-2007, 01:58 AM
Here's a scary statistic:

So far this year, he has won 66% of his service points. However, he has only saved 59% of break points.

guy in sf
10-01-2007, 03:34 AM
So just because no one called Roddick versatile you have to take it out on Gasquet? And If Roddick won all those titles and you like him then by logic you should be a fan of Richard. ;)

I agree with everything you've said and I'm a big fan of your logic and Richie21's perpetual negativity toward Gasquet baffles me too for someone who's a "fan."

guy in sf
10-01-2007, 03:38 AM
Given that he's probably got at least 5 years of playing left in his young career, I'd like to place a $10,000 bet with anyone that he will have at least 1 non-MM title by the time he retires, if anyone wants to take me up on this. It will be the easiest 10K I'll ever make in my life if whoever I bet with will follow through of paying me. I really need the money right now.....anyone interested?

Action Jackson
10-01-2007, 04:12 AM
Slam the answer is no, but a TMS title well Portas won one of those.

trixtah
10-01-2007, 04:14 AM
Given that he's probably got at least 5 years of playing left in his young career, I'd like to place a $10,000 bet with anyone that he will have at least 1 non-MM title by the time he retires, if anyone wants to take me up on this. It will be the easiest 10K I'll ever make in my life if whoever I bet with will follow through of paying me. I really need the money right now.....anyone interested?

We should have something like this so that so many of the tards talking shit about various players can put their money where their mouth is--(i.e. Novak will never win a GS, Marat will never win a title again, Rafa will never win a GS off of clay). Minimum bets starting at $1000 and binding contracts :)

guy in sf
10-01-2007, 04:49 AM
Slam the answer is no, but a TMS title well Portas won one of those.

Would you like to bet with me on that. I say he will end up with at least 1 slam by the time he retires, I bet you 50K. Anybody wants to bet with me on this for 50K? I'm sure I'll have that much money 5 years from now to throw away if I lose but I plan on collecting on this bet.

Action Jackson
10-01-2007, 04:57 AM
Would you like to bet with me on that. I say he will end up with at least 1 slam by the time he retires, I bet you 50K. Anybody wants to bet with me on this for 50K? I'm sure I'll have that much money 5 years from now to throw away if I lose but I plan on collecting on this bet.

Even if I win, you won't pay up and just as important I don't have a spare 50K to give a fanboy. Go and bet all the other people have said he won't win a Slam and the thread is not that hard to find.

How are you so sure that you will have 50K to spare in 5 years.

DrJules
10-01-2007, 06:41 AM
Slam the answer is no, but a TMS title well Portas won one of those.

Based on his current physical fitness that is true. However, fitness can changes.

Much will depends on the continued fitness of Federer and Nadal who have won the last 11 grand slams since Safin at the 2005 Australian Open. If they decline grand slams will be easier to win; such as the period between the Sampras decline and the rise of Federer which had numerous 1 slam winners.

Somebody has to win them and their decline will allow inferior players to win.

leng jai
10-01-2007, 07:12 AM
The show pony needs more than a super backhand and the occasional super winners to be a GS contender.

silverwhite
10-01-2007, 07:15 AM
The show pony needs more than a super backhand and the occasional super winners to be a GS contender.

He kind of reminds me of Haas in that respect. :)

richie21
10-01-2007, 10:37 AM
I expect him to win at least a TMS title, but I am not sure about winning a slam. However, if Richard does well in either Madrid or Paris, richie21 will then expect him to become the next dominant player and a multiple slam winner.

....only if he wins one of those 2 Master Series beating Federer.:o
Otherwise,i won't expect anything.

Rafa = Fed Killa
10-01-2007, 10:44 AM
The Overrated Clown will probably win at least a TMS in his career where Fed, Nadal, Djoko, etc dont show up.

Grand Slam no chance. You cant be as weak and as wussy as Gasquet and expect any chance to win a grand slam.

Puschkin
10-01-2007, 11:06 AM
Grand Slam no chance. You cant be as weak and as wussy as Gasquet and expect any chance to win a grand slam.
:zzz:

lisaplenske
10-01-2007, 11:40 AM
:zzz: :zzz:

Mateya
10-01-2007, 11:48 AM
He can easily win all 4 slams in a year, because he has already won titles on all surfaces.
He will win most of the slams when Fed retires.

:retard:

leng jai
10-01-2007, 12:38 PM
He kind of reminds me of Haas in that respect. :)

Haas > Gasquet.

scarecrows
10-01-2007, 12:40 PM
Haas > Gasquet.

yup 29>21

leng jai
10-01-2007, 12:42 PM
yup 29>21

Aus Open 2006 1st round.

KitinovRules
10-01-2007, 12:49 PM
Well I remember that in the mid 90's nobody ever thought that Rafter would win a couple of GS and few wins in Master series.
So, I do not think that it is quite clever to discuss what will happen in the future for some player.
We'll never know what is going to happen in the next few months or so.
Maybe a injury or illness could destroy a gifted/talented player and his ability to win a great tournament (Norman).
Maybe some player will find a way to improve his game to a higher level in the middle of his career (Pat Rafter again).

So maybe the question would have to be : Does Richy Gasquet has a potenital to win a major or MS tournament?
For me , he has the talent and strokes to do it.
I think that in the following year he will do so. :)

leng jai
10-01-2007, 12:53 PM
Yes that faulty forehand is really grand slam winning material.

silverwhite
10-01-2007, 12:57 PM
Aus Open 2006 1st round.

Here we go again :rolls:

I'll say it for you before you reply. The DC match was held in Halle, France. :D

KitinovRules
10-01-2007, 01:01 PM
Yes that faulty forehand is really grand slam winning material.

I wanted to point something else, and not to get your ironic answer.
Players can develop and improve some parts of their game in the middle of the carriers.

Ljubicic for instance had a clown backhand 5-6 years ago.
He got worked in the dead period in december 2004 on his backhand and developed it into real weapon. One of the best BH in the game today.

So everything is up to the players will and wish to improve.
And of course their minds.

Tennis is a mind game , pretty much!

Puschkin
10-01-2007, 01:05 PM
Here we go again :rolls:

I'll say it for you before you reply. The DC match was held in Halle, France. :D

Halle is in Germany. :confused:

richie21
10-01-2007, 01:06 PM
Yes that faulty forehand is really grand slam winning material.

Sadly,you have a point there.
I just finished watching his 1/2 final against Santoro and during this match,i couldn't stop thinking that against a better player than Santoro(let's say Djokovic),his numerous short,pace-less forehands would have all been severely punished.
It's really amazing to see that after all this time(it's been 6 years since he entered in the ATP tour now), he and his coach still haven't sorted out that issue in his game.

my0118
10-01-2007, 01:07 PM
I wanted to point something else, and not to get your ironic answer.
Players can develop and improve some parts of their game in the middle of the carriers.

Ljubicic for instance had a clown backhand 5-6 years ago.
He got worked in the dead period in december 2004 on his backhand and developed it into real weapon. One of the best BH in the game today.

So everything is up to the players will and wish to improve.
And of course their minds.

Tennis is a mind game , pretty much!

You don't have to explain everything point by point. :rolleyes:
His/her thinking is stuck with the 1st round of the Aussi Open 06'.

Puschkin
10-01-2007, 01:07 PM
I wanted to point something else, and not to get your ironic answer.
Players can develop and improve some parts of their game in the middle of the carriers.

nope, they can't. ;) On this board there are gods who decide the future of a player once and for all and they just repeat their views over and over, not willing to differentiate or reconsider.

my0118
10-01-2007, 01:11 PM
Sadly,you have a point there.
I just finished watching his 1/2 final against Santoro and during this match,i couldn't stop thinking that against a better player than Santoro(let's say Djokovic),his numerous short,pace-less forehands would have all been severely punished.
It's really amazing to see he still hasn't sorted out that issue in his game.

I really would like to see your forehand.

richie21
10-01-2007, 01:13 PM
I really would like see your forehand.

certainly worse than his and then?:rolleyes:

my0118
10-01-2007, 01:18 PM
certainly worse than his and then?:rolleyes:

If yours is so, either criticise him when he's not doing well, not when he's doing well or improve your forehand better than Gasquet's then criticise him even when he's doing well.

silverwhite
10-01-2007, 02:21 PM
Halle is in Germany. :confused:

Not according to leng jai.

Puschkin
10-01-2007, 02:31 PM
Not according to leng jai.

If leng jai's predictions of the future of Richard is as bad as his (her) geography, we are in for a treat. :D

Mateya
10-01-2007, 02:49 PM
I believe he will win a TMS sooner or later.

Here are his this year´s performances, just for bringing out good or bad memories :devil:

AO: 4th round, lost to Robredo 4-6 2-6 6-3 4-6
Indian Wells: 4th round, lost to Roddick 6-7 3-6
Miami: 3rd round, lost to Canas 6-7 3-6
Monte Carlo: QF, lost to Ferrero 7-5 5-7 2-6 :tape: :choke:
Rome: 2nd round, lost to Volandri 4-6 7-6 4-6
Hamburg: 2nd round, lost to Melzer 3-6 4-6 :retard:
ROLAND GARROS: 2nd round, lost to Vliegen 6-7 3-6 1-6 :retard: :tape: :o
WIMBLEDON: SF, lost to Federer 5-7 3-6 4-6
Montreal: 2nd round, lost to Verdasco 6-3 6-7(7) 4-6 :tape: :choke:
Cincinnati: 2nd round, lost to Hewitt 1-6 2-3 ret.
US OPEN: 2nd round, W/O against Young :rolleyes:

GlennMirnyi
10-01-2007, 03:23 PM
Two stupid points here:
1 - Ljubicic never had a clown backhand.

2- Nobody must have a better shot than a pro to criticise them. Otherwise nobody here would be able to say anything about a pro. So get a clue and shut the hell up.

KitinovRules
10-01-2007, 04:48 PM
Two stupid points here:
1 - Ljubicic never had a clown backhand.

2- Nobody must have a better shot than a pro to criticise them. Otherwise nobody here would be able to say anything about a pro. So get a clue and shut the hell up.

You obviously follow Ljubicic in the last 2-3 years!

***Daniela86***
10-01-2007, 09:53 PM
I think he will win some MS (and that he will eventually go far in a GS and reach a SF) but I hope I'm wrong :devil:

vincayou
10-01-2007, 10:24 PM
I think he will win some MS (and that he will eventually go far in a GS and reach a SF) but I hope I'm wrong :devil:

Yeah he'll probably reach a GS SF one day.

Allure
10-01-2007, 10:46 PM
Yeah he'll probably reach a GS SF one day.

:haha:

leng jai
10-01-2007, 11:31 PM
If leng jai's predictions of the future of Richard is as bad as his (her) geography, we are in for a treat. :D

Yeah in my world Halle is in Germany. Nah my memory fucked me over once again.

leng jai
10-01-2007, 11:37 PM
If yours is so, either criticise him when he's not doing well, not when he's doing well or improve your forehand better than Gasquet's then criticise him even when he's doing well.

We might as well shutdown every sports forum on the internet then eh? Or have a forum for Federer where hes the only one allowed to criticize other players. Oh wait, he still wouldn't be allowed to criticize Gasquet's backhand under your theory :rolleyes:

Allure
10-01-2007, 11:53 PM
Leng Jai you always criticize Gasquet's fh and says he won't win any GS because he has that weakness. Yet other players (even Nadal, Djokovic) have one or two weaknesses maybe more but you don't pick on them. But oh wait Gasquet's fh is weaker than his bh he sucks, he can't win. :rolleyes:

guy in sf
10-02-2007, 02:19 AM
I think he will win some MS (and that he will eventually go far in a GS and reach a SF) but I hope I'm wrong :devil:

You predict that he will do well in the future but you also hope that you're wrong on your prediction?......uh? Why do you hope that you're wrong on that? Is it because you don't like Gasquet or you're afraid he's going to be a threat to Djokovic?

Allure
10-02-2007, 02:20 AM
You predict that he will do well in the future but you also hope that you're wrong on your prediction?......uh? Why do you hope that you're wrong on that? Is it because you don't like Gasquet or you're afraid he's going to be a threat to Djokovic?

The latter of course. :lol:

guy in sf
10-02-2007, 02:23 AM
The latter of course. :lol:

My other question to you is that why are you laughing at the suggestion that Gasquet will make a grandslam SF in the future when he has already done that this year?

and yes, he will be a threat to Djokovic, no doubt about that.

Allure
10-02-2007, 02:26 AM
My other question to you is that why are you laughing at the suggestion that Gasquet will make a grandslam SF in the future when he has already done that this year?

and yes, he will be a threat to Djokovic, no doubt about that.

I was laughing because the poster said that someday Gasquet will make a GS SF when he did this year. ;)

Mr.Gasquet
10-02-2007, 02:27 AM
If he wins the non-MM title, then you'll see something so surprising. :cool:

Allure
10-02-2007, 02:28 AM
If he wins the non-MM title, then you'll see something so surprising. :cool:

Why? Will he strip? :drool:

guy in sf
10-02-2007, 02:38 AM
I was laughing because the poster said that someday Gasquet will make a GS SF when he did this year. ;)

Got it, I was confused.

Mr.Gasquet
10-02-2007, 02:46 AM
Why? Will he strip? :drool:

No, better than that. :aplot:
See my signature. That's my future plan. :kiss:

nolop
10-02-2007, 03:13 AM
richie will have something big, really big, im sure :D

Allure
10-02-2007, 03:23 AM
No, better than that. :aplot:
See my signature. That's my future plan. :kiss:

Keep dreaming :lol:

Allure
10-02-2007, 03:23 AM
richie will have something big, really big, im sure :D

He already has something really big. ;)

Mr.Gasquet
10-02-2007, 04:50 AM
Keep dreaming :lol:

I believe i don't dream! ;)

Allure
10-02-2007, 04:59 AM
Lagardère doesn't count. ;)

I wasn't talking about Legardere. ;)

my0118
10-02-2007, 09:14 AM
We might as well shutdown every sports forum on the internet then eh? Or have a forum for Federer where hes the only one allowed to criticize other players. Oh wait, he still wouldn't be allowed to criticize Gasquet's backhand under your theory :rolleyes:

I was just saying like that because he always criticizes him when Richard has a pretty good week.
Is this your post to attack me because you are embarrassed that your memory was like Drew Barrymore's in the movie "50 First Dates"?

Action Jackson
10-02-2007, 09:17 AM
nope, they can't. ;) On this board there are gods who decide the future of a player once and for all and they just repeat their views over and over, not willing to differentiate or reconsider.

Has Gasquet proven anyone wrong yet who has doubts over his potential? If he does, then it will be acknowledged, it's really not that hard to work out.

Puschkin
10-02-2007, 09:58 AM
Has Gasquet proven anyone wrong yet who has doubts over his potential? If he does, then it will be acknowledged, it's really not that hard to work out.

What makes you so sure to predict that a guy reaching his 1st GS SF at 21, won't win a title within the next 5 years? Though I hope it will be earlier. :p

Action Jackson
10-02-2007, 10:00 AM
What makes you so sure to predict that a guy reaching his 1st GS SF at 21, won't win a title within the next 5 years? Though I hope it will be earlier. :p

So? Schuettler and Clement made GS finals, doesn't mean they were going to win Slams does it.

Puschkin
10-02-2007, 10:03 AM
So? Schuettler and Clement made GS finals, doesn't mean they were going to win Slams does it.
Did someone expect T.Johannsson to win against Safin?

Besides, Schüttler was 27 at that stage.

Action Jackson
10-02-2007, 10:07 AM
Did someone expect T.Johannsson to win against Safin?

Come back to me when he wins a Slam. Like I said the doubters have plenty of reasons for scepticism, just because someone has a good looking game doesn't mean they are going to win Slams and yes Gasquet is a showpony.

If it was about style Rios and Mecir would have 100 Slams.

Puschkin
10-02-2007, 10:11 AM
Come back to me when he wins a Slam.

You can be sure of that.

If it was about style Rios and Mecir would have 100 Slams.

Mentioning Mecir :worship: makes me mild and I will stop.

richie21
10-02-2007, 10:46 AM
Leng Jai you always criticize Gasquet's fh and says he won't win any GS because he has that weakness. Yet other players (even Nadal, Djokovic) have one or two weaknesses maybe more but you don't pick on them. But oh wait Gasquet's fh is weaker than his bh he sucks, he can't win. :rolleyes:

The problem is that Gasquet's technical weakness(even if it's his only one) is really a BIG one contrary to the weaknesses of players like Nadal or Djokovic.......the forehand is probably the most important shot along with serve in modern's game.
Gasquet's forehand in transition play is absolutely horrible and easily attackable for any decent player.
If his forehand was only half as good as his backhand ,he would already be in the top 5 ,if not better.

leng jai
10-02-2007, 11:26 AM
The forehand is the second most important shot in tennis behind serve. Its usually more beneficial to have a strong forehand rather than a strong backhand. The forehand is just more versatile and much less awkward when it comes to adapting to different types of shots hit towards. Why is it that everyone runs around their backhand to hit forehands even if their backhand is the better shot? Do you ever see someone run around their forehand to hit a backhand? The backhand is just difficult to adapt beause of the way you hold the racquet and swing it which is pretty stiff. Thats why you can see players hit many different types of forehand swings but the backhand swing is more or the similar most of the time.

Its difficult to win a GS with a peasant forehand. Its the shot you're more likely to hit winners off because putaways are played 95% of the time on the forehand.

vincayou
10-02-2007, 12:22 PM
The forehand is the second most important shot in tennis behind serve. Its usually more beneficial to have a strong forehand rather than a strong backhand. The forehand is just more versatile and much less awkward when it comes to adapting to different types of shots hit towards. Why is it that everyone runs around their backhand to hit forehands even if their backhand is the better shot? Do you ever see someone run around their forehand to hit a backhand? The backhand is just difficult to adapt beause of the way you hold the racquet and swing it which is pretty stiff. Thats why you can see players hit many different types of forehand swings but the backhand swing is more or the similar most of the time.

Its difficult to win a GS with a peasant forehand. Its the shot you're more likely to hit winners off because putaways are played 95% of the time on the forehand.

I wonder what people have against Gasquet's forehand. It's not his best shot but not really a weakness. Many players in the past like Safin recently have won big things with an ok forehand and a great backhand.

leng jai
10-02-2007, 12:24 PM
Um, Safin has some of the best strokes in the game. He still does, its just he can barely move these days.

vincayou
10-02-2007, 12:34 PM
Um, Safin has some of the best strokes in the game. He still does, its just he can barely move these days.

His forehand has always been his weakness.

leng jai
10-02-2007, 12:37 PM
His weakness has always been intermittent brain farting...

guy in sf
10-03-2007, 12:58 AM
So? Schuettler and Clement made GS finals, doesn't mean they were going to win Slams does it.

Schuettler and Clement have made GS finals? When? The question here is will he win non-mickey mouse (whatever that means) titles not necessarily slams and anyone who thinks that he won't win at least one when he's already got a GS semi and 2 master series finals is absolutely ridiculous in my opinion! He's only freakin 21 and has so many years ahead.

jcempire
10-03-2007, 01:28 AM
He got a chance

Action Jackson
10-03-2007, 07:20 AM
Schuettler and Clement have made GS finals? When? The question here is will he win non-mickey mouse (whatever that means) titles not necessarily slams and anyone who thinks that he won't win at least one when he's already got a GS semi and 2 master series finals is absolutely ridiculous in my opinion! He's only freakin 21 and has so many years ahead.

You are so funny and don't know it. Have all these expectations about how great he is and then when he loses, you blame his youth.

He has been on tour since he was 15 or have you forgot about that. I already answered the thread question before in my 1st post in this thread.

HarryMan
10-03-2007, 10:24 AM
I watched his last two matches at the Mumbai event and he showed some absolute brilliance when his backhand was on fire ,He needs to keep improving his serve and develop a more consistent forehand and ofcourse work on becoming a better and fitter athlete!!

All I can say is that he needs to keep beating the lower ranked players consistently at most of the events he enters and give himself the opportunity to get to the latter stages of events and challenge the very best and if he is able to do that more consistently throughout the year than he would definitely win more 'meaningful' titles in the future.

His success depends upon his mentality and how he looks upon himself and the very fact that he stated in a year or two he would beat Federer consistently could mean He has started believing that he belongs/will belong amongst the best in the coming years .

Now whether he does it and becomes a very successful tennis player or goes down in history as another player with some flashes of brilliance but a very ordinary career,is all up to him to answer...

Jelena
10-03-2007, 11:07 AM
Let's put it in relations: 1. It's a great achievement by ANY player to win ONE ATP mickey-mouse tournament. There are many players outside on the tour, who never get so far. 2. Gasquet is one of not so many players who achieved to win on ALL surfaces. That's a good achievement too. To come back to the question: I highly doubt he will win a GS, but why shouldn't he make the next step and first get better results in Masters and GS and still later win a non-mickey-mouse tournament? He STILL is quite young with only 21.

guy in sf
10-03-2007, 09:31 PM
You are so funny and don't know it. Have all these expectations about how great he is and then when he loses, you blame his youth.

He has been on tour since he was 15 or have you forgot about that. I already answered the thread question before in my 1st post in this thread.

You are confusing me with someone else bud, I didn't bring up his youth as an excuse of him losing in this thread, I brought his youth up as a way of saying that he's got a lot of time ahead of him and he will be winning titles in the future.

richie21
10-03-2007, 11:12 PM
I wonder what people have against Gasquet's forehand. It's not his best shot but not really a weakness. Many players in the past like Safin recently have won big things with an ok forehand and a great backhand.

Safin's forehand was and still is way better than Gasquet's forehand!
Even though it's his weakness,Safin's forehand is at least not flawed technically contrary to Gasquet's forehand

Look at the way Gasquet hits his forehand during a standard baseline rally and you have the main reason why he is still not challenging for the biggest titles.

Anyone can see there is obviously a huge technical flaw in his forehand and that's really frustrating because you know he could easily correct that if he really wanted(while it would be harder to improve his forehand if his forehand technique was already perfect)

The only time his forehand looks good is when he really goes for it.

As i said it before,if Gasquet's forehand was only half as good as his backhand(let alone as good),i'm convinced he would already be in the top 5 if not better........

That's really a shame because almost all the other parts of his game are in my opinion "top 5 material" and one of them(his backhand obviously)is probably "all-time great material"

Action Jackson
10-04-2007, 05:32 AM
You are confusing me with someone else bud, I didn't bring up his youth as an excuse of him losing in this thread, I brought his youth up as a way of saying that he's got a lot of time ahead of him and he will be winning titles in the future.

It's always the same when he is winning. Wow how great he is for his age, but when he is losing, Oh! he is only young.

vincayou
10-04-2007, 08:26 AM
Safin's forehand was and still is way better than Gasquet's forehand!
Even though it's his weakness,Safin's forehand is at least not flawed technically contrary to Gasquet's forehand

Look at the way Gasquet hits his forehand during a standard baseline rally and you have the main reason why he is still not challenging for the biggest titles.

Anyone can see there is obviously a huge technical flaw in his forehand and that's really frustrating because you know he could easily correct that if he really wanted(while it would be harder to improve his forehand if his forehand technique was already perfect)

The only time his forehand looks good is when he really goes for it.

As i said it before,if Gasquet's forehand was only half as good as his backhand(let alone as good),i'm convinced he would already be in the top 5 if not better........

That's really a shame because almost all the other parts of his game are in my opinion "top 5 material" and one of them(his backhand obviously)is probably "all-time great material"

No way Safin's forehand is way better than Gasquet. Gasquet's forehand has good racquet speed and a good spin as well. Safin can't go from defensive to offensive with his forehand, it's solid but never spectacular. Return of serve, Mental area, that's where Gasquet is lacking something if he wants to compete at the highest level.

Action Jackson
04-07-2008, 05:30 AM
Return of serve, Mental area, that's where Gasquet is lacking something if he wants to compete at the highest level.

Very valid points.

Mimi
04-07-2008, 07:44 AM
of course yes, he is still young :cool:

vincayou
04-07-2008, 11:28 AM
Very valid points.

Unfortunately for him, this hasn't improved at all. He's more afraid to dissapoint than ever, and has decided now to play so far from his baseline that he's out of cameras angles. :worship:

Or maybe he has been too much compared to Nadal and he tries to play like the spanish bull without the weapons.

stebs
04-07-2008, 12:38 PM
I would still edge towards yes assuming an AMS event is non MM. Gasquet is a good player and his ranking shows this, he has the potential to beat almost all players on tour and I think the likelihood is he will have a good run at some point and take an AMS.

Sean.J.S.
04-07-2008, 01:20 PM
Yes.

Dancing Hero
04-07-2008, 01:40 PM
Gasquet has the potential and talent to win a GS in my opinion. Beat Roddick and reached semis at Wimbledon, but didn't show at all against Federer. Didn't have much time to recover after the five-setter, but like Andy Murray, it's about Gasquet putting it altogether over 7 matches, not just winning one big match and then flaking out. The mental side of the game is important and Gasquet probably needs to improve this, which may come with experience.

arm
04-07-2008, 01:51 PM
yes he will, but not this season

Jaffas85
04-07-2008, 02:03 PM
Gasquet has a great game but his major weakness is that he isn't physically and mentally tough enough which is why he can't go that deep in grand slams and often not in AMS events because he comes up against a physically tougher (ie: Roddick) or mentally tougher (ie: Djokovic) player than he is (Nadal would be a combo of those two) and generally can't handle those situations.

Puschkin
04-07-2008, 02:13 PM
Gasquet has a great game but his major weakness is that he isn't physically and mentally tough enough which is why he can't go that deep in grand slams and often not in AMS events because he comes up against a physically tougher (ie: Roddick) or mentally tougher (ie: Djokovic) player than he is and generally can't handle those situations.

:rolleyes: I am tired of this ever repetitive bla-bla arguments. Tell me the last match which Gasquet lost because he broke down physically, that is quite some time ago. And his mental problems have less to do with "tough" opponents, than with his own incapability to find his game and to execute it. The guy's problem is much less the opposition than his lacking belief in himself.

Having said that, as soon as he has sorted out his problems, the road to a big win lies wide open. ;)

Bernard Black
04-07-2008, 02:24 PM
In answer to the thread title, I'd say almost certainly. Come on, the guy is only 21, give him a break! It's stupid to be writing off his career already, he's bound to have at least one good run in the next few years. I'll be sure to bump this thread when he does!

Schu
04-07-2008, 06:31 PM
In answer to the thread title, I'd say almost certainly. Come on, the guy is only 21, give him a break! It's stupid to be writing off his career already, he's bound to have at least one good run in the next few years. I'll be sure to bump this thread when he does!

Couldn't have said it better. Since when is 21 "over the hill" ?

About the physically fit comments. Gasquet hasn't lost a match in a long time because he wasn't physically fit, yes mentally fit is another story. He got the not physically fit rep years back when he was a teenager breaking into the tour and was not physically fit but that is not an issue now.

If only there were a Masters Series on grass...

Vida
04-07-2008, 07:13 PM
he simply hasn't matured to a confidence lever and self belief to use his game on big(ger) occasions. Is it fear of wining, or fear of an opponent or some other fuck up, it sure is mental problem. I doesn't mean that he is permanently hampered by it or that it is something innate to his being, but ranking-wise, it is .... ahem.... bad.

All_Slam_Andre
04-07-2008, 07:51 PM
Masters Series Title - Yes
Grand Slam Title - No

FedFan_2007
04-07-2008, 08:47 PM
Gasquet is a mental midget, he'll never win a MS event. He'll be extremely lucky to make ONE GS final.

Il Primo Uomo
04-07-2008, 08:55 PM
Not only mine but the expectations of many people.

You mean his delusional fans, don't you? Ah, his delusional fans and like 80% of the French, those who only know his name included :)

richie21
04-10-2008, 12:18 PM
Not if he doesn't try to improve his forehand.
Even in his best moments(Wimbledon last year against Federer),it's too much of a weakness to enable him to win a big title.
At this stage of his career,a change of coach would perhaps not be a bad idea too.


You mean his delusional fans, don't you? Ah, his delusional fans and like 80% of the French, those who only know his name included :)

Listen,Richard himself has created all those expectations around him.
Remember after the Toronto final against Federer in 2006: he was saying that in 1 or 2 years,he would beat Federer.
And now we are still waiting.....:rolleyes:

Puschkin
04-10-2008, 12:29 PM
Not if he doesn't try to improve his forehand.
:zzz:

At this stage of his career,a change of coach would perhaps not be a bad idea too.
:zzz:

And now we are still waiting.....:rolleyes:
:zzz:

richie21
09-06-2008, 08:46 AM
A small up to this thread

Ouragan
09-06-2008, 10:12 AM
5 months is a big bump in my book :)

Anyway, it's looking hopeless. To think I read an interview of the guy before the US open where he asserted he'd be top 5 before the year end, well, *rollseyes*

Olympus
09-06-2008, 10:14 AM
Maybe a master series title, but not a Grand Slam.

groundstroke
09-06-2008, 10:20 AM
2 Masters series finals is not bad; he has the potential but hasn't got the mind.

Boris Franz Ecker
09-06-2008, 11:16 AM
5 months is a big bump in my book :)

Anyway, it's looking hopeless. To think I read an interview of the guy before the US open where he asserted he'd be top 5 before the year end, well, *rollseyes*

Would be a good sign.
He needs to fight.

SheepleBuster
09-06-2008, 11:21 AM
Gasquet had the chance to be where Murray is right now. Face Nadal in the quarters of Wimbledon and maybe beating him but he choked big and has choked continuously since. Murray was well behind Gasquet in terms of development last year but now he is well ahead. Gasquet is young but he is not 19, so I think it's getting late for him. He can have Blake's role in men's tennis or actually win a slam. The choice is his.

Vida
09-06-2008, 11:34 AM
nothing against the guy, I just never had any hope for him. Even if he had something else than a sponge for a brain, winning would be difficult in this day and age for such a flashy but full of holes player (serve, forehand, movement, lack of height).

out_here_grindin
09-06-2008, 12:50 PM
He can win a Masters series. Perhaps at Madrid or Paris this year because those events are always unpredictable.

Naranoc
09-06-2008, 01:49 PM
You can't really say conclusively, in any way, that he won't be able to win one. There are years ahead of him, and even if his style of play never really advances, and he never achieves the potential he was dubbed to have at a young age, circumstances often help players to win tournaments unpredictably (the higher seeds might be knocked out early, players may have withdrawn or be injured, etc). Any player can at one point have an excellent run at a tournament - everything just works for them all of a sudden.

richie21
09-06-2008, 01:53 PM
nothing against the guy, I just never had any hope for him. Even if he had something else than a sponge for a brain, winning would be difficult in this day and age for such a flashy but full of holes player (serve, forehand, movement, lack of height).


His serve is very good and very efficient on Grass though.
Agree about the forehand though,it's a pretty big hole in his game

Damn
09-06-2008, 01:59 PM
He needs to improve A LOT to be capable of winning 5-7 matches in a row against top players. Nowadays, no he can't.

richie21
09-06-2008, 02:08 PM
He needs to improve A LOT to be capable of winning 5-7 matches in a row against top players. Nowadays, no he can't.

Not sure you need to win 5 matches in a row against top players to win a GS ,let alone a Master serie(unless you mean any player in the top 30 is a top player)

Gasquet had the chance to be where Murray is right now. Face Nadal in the quarters of Wimbledon and maybe beating him.

He would have got destroyed by Nadal,exactly like in Toronto.

zethand
09-06-2008, 03:27 PM
what you mean whit no- Mickey Mouse? GS or MS?
I think Gasquet is good but he wont win anything important, this is due the constitution of his body. He hits the ball pretty strong but he has short arms and almost no shoulders so this condition represents a huge disadvantage against for example Nadal. If he can find other way to revert this, then it could be.

richie21
09-06-2008, 06:48 PM
what you mean whit no- Mickey Mouse? GS or MS?
.

Non-MM = Grand Slam,Masters,Olympics or Master Serie

~*BGT*~
09-06-2008, 06:53 PM
Not sure you need to win 5 matches in a row against top players to win a GS ,let alone a Master serie(unless you mean any player in the top 30 is a top player)



He would have got destroyed by Nadal,exactly like in Toronto.

He didn't get destroyed by Rafa. :rolleyes: Their last two matches have been extremely competitive.

lisaplenske
09-06-2008, 07:14 PM
oh come on guys,if players like berdych or robredo won one MS whereas they dont have half of his talent, richard can do it.
Richard always faced the best player of the tour, The King Federer at his best.Its more easy today to win an MS,look at murray at cincinnati.
Even if some richard results are disappointing,there still some hope to see him win a big tournament soon.
And that day haters will be able to say another crappy critics so :rolleyes:
Allez Richard!:armed:

richie21
09-06-2008, 09:35 PM
He didn't get destroyed by Rafa. :rolleyes: Their last two matches have been extremely competitive.

6-2 6-1 in the last 2 sets,how do you call that?

oh come on guys,if players like berdych or robredo won one MS whereas they dont have half of his talent, richard can do it.
Richard always faced the best player of the tour, The King Federer at his best.Its more easy today to win an MS,look at murray at cincinnati.



which obviously explains why Gasquet hasn't made a MS final since 2006.......:o
Murray won a MS because he has become a much better player than Gasquet,that's as simple as that.



Even if some richard results are disappointing,there still some hope to see him win a big tournament soon.
And that day haters will be able to say another crappy critics so :rolleyes:
Allez Richard!:armed:


I can already tell you mine :"WHY THE HELL DID HE WAIT SO LONG TO WIN HIS FIRST BIG TOURNAMENT???!!!"

oranges
09-06-2008, 10:20 PM
Will Richie21 finally stop declaring him/herself as a Gasquet fan? Seriously, get off that train if you're so unhappy. Murray bandwagon is eagerly awaiting you.

vucina
09-06-2008, 10:25 PM
Gasgey is hopeless. He decided to be an artist, not an athlete. There's simply no sparta in this guy.

oranges
09-06-2008, 10:27 PM
Gasgey is hopeless. He decided to be an artist, not an athlete. There's simply no sparta in this guy.

Unlike the Spartan of medical timeouts, who impressed the tennis world with both his fighting spirit and tennis artistry today.

vucina
09-06-2008, 10:30 PM
Unlike the Spartan of medical timeouts, who impressed the tennis world with both his fighting spirit and tennis artistry today.

That's right. Djokovic will be number 2 at the end of this season, despite his poor health. All thanks to sparta in him.

lisaplenske
09-07-2008, 01:16 AM
djokovic is a clown-imitator so in certain way we can say he's a kind of an artist...:o

Bernard Black
09-07-2008, 02:42 AM
Gasquet will win a big title sooner or later, too much talent no to. Just like Murray, he will learn from the bad defeats and come back a better player. Gasquet is still a kid in tennis terms, give him time.

finishingmove
09-07-2008, 02:48 AM
if gasquet could find a coach that really suits him, he'd have a chance to win a slam.

Acer
09-07-2008, 01:45 PM
I still doubt he's able to pull it off at a slam. A master's title is probable.

Venle
09-07-2008, 01:52 PM
Yes :worship:

rocketassist
09-07-2008, 02:10 PM
He needs a coach like Connors who fought like a lion for every point, for 5 sets. It's good if you already have the game, which Richard does, but he needs to be instilled a fighter's mentality.

RustyFun
09-07-2008, 04:54 PM
That's right. Djokovic will be number 2 at the end of this season, despite his poor health. All thanks to sparta in him.
Let's see .
He has Vienna title to defend as well as 1/2 final in Madrid Master.
That is a lots of points considering that until the end of the season he plays only three tournaments(Bangkok, Madrid and Paris Masters ) and TMC.

I don't think that he is capable of taking n.2 at the end of the season.

And if he manages to do that somehow( Roger has more points to defend)I am sure that in late March 2009 we will witness the fall of the Faker out of the top 5.


As far as Gasquet , at the very same time last year we were making fun of Muzza how he will never be a top 10 or somethinglike that.
Gasquet is a gifted tennis player, I would not write him off from top tennis yet.

richie21
04-19-2009, 07:42 PM
This thread needs an up i guess.
At the rate his career is going,i can't see him ever winning a MS,let alone a Slam.

ossie
04-19-2009, 07:55 PM
no

richie21
04-19-2009, 08:05 PM
Gasquet will win a big title sooner or later, too much talent no to. Just like Murray, he will learn from the bad defeats and come back a better player. Gasquet is still a kid in tennis terms, give him time.

Actually,the contrary has happened for the last 2 years: after every crushing defeat(Murray in Wimbledon,Gonzalez in AO),he came back as a worse player.

rocketassist
04-19-2009, 10:33 PM
Gasquet's forehand and serve suck too much to win a slam or a TMS, not just his mental strength and level of fight.

The backhand and volleys are fine, but he moonballs off the forehand too much and his serve, well Roddick and Murray at Wimbledon were both great serving days, but they aren't often enough.

yellowboy906
04-19-2009, 11:30 PM
He needs a coach like Connors who fought like a lion for every point, for 5 sets. It's good if you already have the game, which Richard does, but he needs to be instilled a fighter's mentality.

i think it's hard for a weakling to get fighter's mentality. for example, i always tell my brother to stop being so lazy and show me more heart on tennis court. and he would be like "the hell with working hard, i'm playing yugioh."

richie21
04-19-2009, 11:32 PM
Gasquet's forehand and serve suck too much to win a slam or a TMS, not just his mental strength and level of fight.

The backhand and volleys are fine, but he moonballs off the forehand too much and his serve, well Roddick and Murray at Wimbledon were both great serving days, but they aren't often enough.

His serve is not worse than Murray's serve for example.
It's really his forehand and his fitness which are completely a joke at this level

richie21
04-22-2009, 07:32 PM
I was really stupid to create this thread,wasn't i?:haha:

Arkulari
04-22-2009, 07:36 PM
NO

FH, fitness and mentality suck :shrug:

HattonWBA
04-22-2009, 08:58 PM
Yes i believe his best will come at around 25 or 26

Garson007
04-22-2009, 10:12 PM
He'll one day win on the seniors tour.

finishingmove
04-22-2009, 10:18 PM
he will peak after 30

case
04-22-2009, 10:38 PM
gasquet really does suck. his fans know that.

but even so he has had moments of brilliance and has often been a very entertaining guy to watch on the court.

dragging out this old thread is just silly.
whether or not he ever wins a big title doesnt mean a thing. his career and tennis have been better than michael chang's who won the french.

madlove
04-23-2009, 12:55 AM
such a promising player then... sigh

nkhera1
04-23-2009, 12:57 AM
gasquet really does suck. his fans know that.

but even so he has had moments of brilliance and has often been a very entertaining guy to watch on the court.

dragging out this old thread is just silly.
whether or not he ever wins a big title doesnt mean a thing. his career and tennis have been better than michael chang's who won the french.

How exactly?

luie
04-23-2009, 12:59 AM
gasquet really does suck. his fans know that.

but even so he has had moments of brilliance and has often been a very entertaining guy to watch on the court.

dragging out this old thread is just silly.
whether or not he ever wins a big title doesnt mean a thing. his career and tennis have been better than michael chang's who won the french.
Nope.Chang didn't have a lot of talent,was small in size but he was a competitor,he played with a lot of heart.He won against the likes of lendl & edberg.Lost grand slams against all time greats like Sampras,Becker,Muster Etc. Gasquet career doesn't even come close. Chang would probably own gasquet if they played in the same era.

case
04-23-2009, 01:34 AM
How exactly?


gasquet has talent. chang was questionable

Blackbriar
02-26-2011, 04:34 PM
a very insightful thread, opinions changed over time. With his last semi-final result, every (reasonable) hopes are possible.
a non-MM for Ritchie, is it possible?