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Gasquet beats Chardy 6-2, 7-6(4)

Vlad1980
01-15-2009, 07:42 AM
Keep it rolling Richard. :)

littleash
01-15-2009, 07:50 AM
Gas :D

Brownie
01-15-2009, 08:30 AM
Well done Richard:D

oranges
01-15-2009, 08:39 AM
http://www.mysmiley.net/imgs/smile/happy/happy0158.gif

Davodus
01-15-2009, 09:12 AM
allez richard!
keep it up against nalbandian

CooCooCachoo
01-15-2009, 09:17 AM
:sad: Jérémy, but Gasquet is tough.

Good luck at the AO :banana: Unfortunately there's no Gil to draw in the 1R :(

chocc0
01-15-2009, 09:54 AM
This was a good match! Chardy put up a fight but Richard smacked him down to earth!

Kolya
01-15-2009, 10:22 AM
No doubt.

Dini
01-15-2009, 11:21 AM
Richie!! Loving it so far. 2009 has been a great start at least and keep the consistency going for the whole year!! Top 10 spot will be there for the taking Gas. Next: Nalby. Blow him off the court please.

scarecrows
01-15-2009, 12:19 PM
going to TB against Chardy :rolleyes: :o

Dini
01-15-2009, 12:34 PM
going to TB against Chardy :rolleyes: :o

Gasquet is back on form. Its Richie21's loss if he doesn't want to admit that. I have been very patient with Gas and it has paid off.

richie21
01-15-2009, 12:49 PM
Infinityfed,
Wait for tomorrow's match before making assumptions like this.
If Nalbandian plays like he played in the last few days,then we'll be able to see if Gasquet has really improved from his 2008 form.

Caio_Brasil
01-15-2009, 12:58 PM
Win the title Richard :yeah:

kyleskywalker007
01-15-2009, 01:03 PM
You know, all fine with you Gasquet, but I will have to go for my boy tomorrow!
It will be good for him to have good results other than in the indoor season...

groundstroke
01-15-2009, 01:09 PM
Tomorrow he has to play Nalbandian, who I expect to beat Gasquet in 2 sets, but let's hope he can prove us wrong.

yomike
01-15-2009, 01:36 PM
B2B semifinals:) Not a bad start to 2009

~*BGT*~
01-15-2009, 03:35 PM
B2B semifinals:) Not a bad start to 2009

He's had better results in the first 2 weeks of 2009 than he had in the first 7 months of 2008. :haha:

gasguet#1
01-15-2009, 03:38 PM
B2B semifinals:) Not a bad start to 2009

Quiet Impressive start to the year for Richie..... even the harshest critics would have to be impressed with B2B SF & two wins over players in the top ten...... but with some critics it's never enough is it:devil:, they still find ways to be so damn judgemental & still think it's not good enough........some people are just hard to please.....:devil: lucky it's only a minority

Win or Lose against Nalbandian Richie.has made so much progress for the 2009 Season & will be back to where he was this time last year with a career high ranking inside the top ten, & be the hunted & feared player again....

Confidence does wonders....... Maybe the Richie knockers need some confidence as well then they might actually be pleased with Richies wins & appreciate why Richie has so many devoted fans

Schu
01-15-2009, 04:53 PM
:worship: Keep it coming, Richie

Nalbo will be tough, I think Richard said after the last time he got demolished by Dave, that Nalbandian was harder for him to play than Nadal or Fed but then he ALMOST got him at Queens. Time to take down another one of your demons.

Forehander
01-15-2009, 05:36 PM
Nalbandian = Gasquet's worst opponent/match-up. He even say so himself. If he can beat Nalbandian, then something will click inside Gasquet.

roberthenman
01-15-2009, 05:38 PM
great victory :worship:

Gasquet Gl tomorrow :yeah:

FedererBulgaria
01-15-2009, 05:40 PM
:worship: Awesome!

richie21
01-15-2009, 06:01 PM
Nalbandian = Gasquet's worst opponent/match-up. He even say so himself. If he can beat Nalbandian, then something will click inside Gasquet.

Don't see how actually.
Nalbandian's biggest strenght is return of serve and so theorically,his game should mainly be a bad match up for all the players who mostly base their play on the serve(Roddick,Monfils,Karlovic,etc...).....but that's not Gasquet's case.
Gasquet's piss poor H2H against Nalbandian has more to do with the fact he simply didn't play well enough or anywhere close his best level to beat him in any of those matches rather than with the fact Nalbandian's game doesn't suit Gasquet's game.

And the fact he said that Nalbandian is a bad match up for him is a bit irrelevant when it comes to Gasquet: we all know he often overpraises his opponents("he played like a top10,blabla.....") or tries to find excuses in order to hide his own faults in his losses.
So of course,that was convenient for him to say as he thinks people will never blame him if he loses against Nalbandian in the future considering the H2H.

elessar
01-15-2009, 06:04 PM
Nalbandian sucks against big server

Deivid23
01-15-2009, 06:12 PM
Gasquet's piss poor H2H against Nalbandian has more to do with the fact he simply didn't play well enough or anywhere close his best level to beat him in any of those matches rather than with the fact Nalbandian's game doesn't suit Gasquet's game.


:haha:

lisaplenske
01-15-2009, 06:13 PM
well I think nalbandian is not richard worst opponent, he almost beat him in queens tournament last year.
The most part of his loss against him were when he was still a teenager and still with his former coach.
Some changes had been made in his game to be more offensive cause that is his real game,the one he act the best with.
Not sure he will be able to produce his best but I think he would want win that match to keep grabing more confidence.

Be offensive and play his game and he'll stand a chance.

Allez.

richie21
01-15-2009, 06:18 PM
Nalbandian sucks against big server

And nevertheless,he has possibly the best return of serve around......

Deivid23
01-15-2009, 06:19 PM
Be offensive and play his game and he'll stand a chance.


Itīs tough for him to be offensive against Nalbandian, match-up wise. Thatīs the main reason why heīs like 0-6 against him

richie21
01-15-2009, 06:22 PM
Itīs tough for him to be offensive against Nalbandian, match-up wise. Thatīs the main reason why heīs like 0-6 against him

His H2H against Nalbandian is actually not much worse than his H2Hs against Nadal,Federer or Hewitt.
Would you say though that Nalbandian has the same style of play and the same strenghts as those players??:rolleyes:

elessar
01-15-2009, 06:22 PM
Only off of second serves.
He's 2-3 against Roddick
2-5 against Ljubicic
1-2 against Monfils

Deivid23
01-15-2009, 06:26 PM
Only off of second serves.


Money

lisaplenske
01-15-2009, 06:57 PM
It´s tough for him to be offensive against Nalbandian, match-up wise. That´s the main reason why he´s like 0-6 against him

i mean he just has to play his game which is offensive game.He has to stay on his tactics shemas.
I watched the basel final and federer played offensive tennis and that s like that he won.
Richard has to play his own game and try to dictate .
If he stay on defense he'll lose imo cause he s very different from nadal or monfils.

Ivanatis
01-15-2009, 06:58 PM
oy Jeremy
nontheless a good tourney, confirm in Melbourne now :)

Deivid23
01-15-2009, 07:19 PM
i mean he just has to play his game which is offensive game.He has to stay on his tactics shemas.
I watched the basel final and federer played offensive tennis and that s like that he won.
Richard has to play his own game and try to dictate .
If he stay on defense he'll lose imo cause he s very different from nadal or monfils.

I meant by that itīs difficult for him to play offensively when Nalbandian takes so early the ball, taking Richardīs timing away, cause having so big swings on both sides itīs tough to react to this

Eliande
01-15-2009, 08:32 PM
He WILL beat Nalbandian!
Go, Richard!:D

richie21
01-15-2009, 08:50 PM
I meant by that itīs difficult for him to play offensively when Nalbandian takes so early the ball, taking Richardīs timing away, cause having so big swings on both sides itīs tough to react to this


Gasquet once beat Davydenko who is the master at taking the ball early.
How do you explain that?

Pixie
01-15-2009, 08:52 PM
I meant by that itīs difficult for him to play offensively when Nalbandian takes so early the ball, taking Richardīs timing away, cause having so big swings on both sides itīs tough to react to this

Not to mention the variety of lenghts he's able to produce which embarass Gasquet whose position on court is a weakness.

Gasquet has played some good tennis vs Nalbandian previously, like the RG 04 tie. He also had some good moments in Wimbledon 2005 and RG 06 but in the end it looked like as though Nalb could always have come back either because his game perfectly suits him or that he can read it as an open book.


It doesn't mean he won't ever lose against Gasquet but that there are clear reasons about these wins and no it doesn't always depends on Richard's gratitude.

scarecrows
01-15-2009, 08:52 PM
Gasquet once beat Davydenko who is the master at taking the ball early.
How do you explain that?

Roddick once beat Federer, how do you explain that?

Puschkin
01-15-2009, 09:09 PM
I meant by that itīs difficult for him to play offensively when Nalbandian takes so early the ball, taking Richardīs timing away, cause having so big swings on both sides itīs tough to react to this

A serious comment. :eek: What is the matter with you?

I have to agree: David is a difficult match-up for Richard. But I am always optimistic that things can change and a win would do Richard more than good.

Deivid23
01-15-2009, 09:12 PM
A serious comment. :eek: What is the matter with you?
.

Yeah, Iīm ashamed :p

reggie1
01-15-2009, 09:42 PM
Gasquet once beat Davydenko who is the master at taking the ball early.
How do you explain that?

Is the Evil twin :devil: quiet now and the good one :angel: doing the talking!? You crack me up. You pour out all this disappointment, negativity and frustration towards Gasquet and the minute someone else says something slightly negative, you're there :armed:

Rumour
01-15-2009, 11:19 PM
Nice to see Gasquet handily winning the matches he's supposed to on paper :) Nalby's an altogether different proposition though so it'll be interesting to see how he fares against him.

I meant by that it´s difficult for him to play offensively when Nalbandian takes so early the ball, taking Richard´s timing away, cause having so big swings on both sides it´s tough to react to this

Gasquet once beat Davydenko who is the master at taking the ball early.
How do you explain that?

You pour out all this disappointment, negativity and frustration towards Gasquet and the minute someone else says something slightly negative, you're there :armed:
Did you actually construe that reply from richie21 as defending Gasquet? :eek: Seems to me the implication is that since he once beat another opponent who was playing a similar style to Nalbandian then it's mostly the Frenchman's fault that he's become the Argie's pigeon, rather than the matchup issue playing a major factor.

vincayou
01-16-2009, 12:21 AM
Nalbandian is a really bad match up for Gasquet, but one never know which Nalbandian will show up.

I don't understand Richie's beginning of the season. We, Gasquet fan, are used to suffer at this time of the year. I'm suspicious. I think he's preparing an early elimination at AO. Bastard.

richie21
01-16-2009, 01:04 AM
Did you actually construe that reply from richie21 as defending Gasquet? :eek: Seems to me the implication is that since he once beat another opponent who was playing a similar style to Nalbandian then it's mostly the Frenchman's fault that he's become the Argie's pigeon, rather than the matchup issue playing a major factor.

Yeah,you're right,i'm not defending Gasquet,i was just saying that this supposed bad match up thing with nalbandian in order to explain Gasquet's poor H2H against him is bullshite in my opinion.

reggie1
01-16-2009, 01:24 PM
Yeah,you're right,i'm not defending Gasquet,i was just saying that this supposed bad match up thing with nalbandian in order to explain Gasquet's poor H2H against him is bullshite in my opinion.

Yes but you do usually defend him the minute anyone starts bashing him. I am not the only one to have noticed it. ;)

Forehander
01-16-2009, 04:00 PM
Don't see how actually.
Nalbandian's biggest strenght is return of serve and so theorically,his game should mainly be a bad match up for all the players who mostly base their play on the serve(Roddick,Monfils,Karlovic,etc...).....but that's not Gasquet's case.
Gasquet's piss poor H2H against Nalbandian has more to do with the fact he simply didn't play well enough or anywhere close his best level to beat him in any of those matches rather than with the fact Nalbandian's game doesn't suit Gasquet's game.

And the fact he said that Nalbandian is a bad match up for him is a bit irrelevant when it comes to Gasquet: we all know he often overpraises his opponents("he played like a top10,blabla.....") or tries to find excuses in order to hide his own faults in his losses.
So of course,that was convenient for him to say as he thinks people will never blame him if he loses against Nalbandian in the future considering the H2H.

It is a terrible match-up IMO. Gasquet's forehand is something he CANNOT improve on. His gripping and backswing does not allow him alot of time to work with on the ball therefore he is forced all the time to hit loopy balls or go for a very risky power shot. What does Nalbandian do to loopy balls? hit a crazy angle or a deep as shot which would force Gasquet of course into a huge defensive mode. Gasquet's backhand is the best on tour? Yes but unfortunately Nalbandian's have the best double handed backhand that can easily match his which can also force Gasquet back behind the baseline. When you're forced so further back behind the baseline, Nalbandian can pretty much do anything he wants to punish you especially when Gasgay's forehand keep looping it short or the backhand keep hitting high top spins which Nalbandian can take out on the rise easily. Surely I don't have to go on about the return of serves and stuff as well, you can see it yourself.

Gasquet has alot of flare, one of my favourite to watch nowadays - he is a very defensive player who can go on a crazy offensive due to some high racquet head speed from both sides, but at the end of the day he is indeed a risky shot maker. When even his backhand is strategically neutralized there is nothing he can do to win. And Nalbandian does just that, and what scary is that's just how Nalbandian play all the time. I am not saying it is impossible to win against the fat dave, he does have his chances in every match they player against each other, but it is VERY hard match-up wise.

Forehander
01-16-2009, 04:03 PM
i mean he just has to play his game which is offensive game.He has to stay on his tactics shemas.
I watched the basel final and federer played offensive tennis and that s like that he won.
Richard has to play his own game and try to dictate .
If he stay on defense he'll lose imo cause he s very different from nadal or monfils.

What you must understand is the difference between the forehand of Federer's and Gasquet's.

groundstroke
01-16-2009, 04:06 PM
It is a terrible match-up IMO. Gasquet's forehand is something he CANNOT improve on. His gripping and backswing does not allow him alot of time to work with on the ball therefore he is forced all the time to hit loopy balls or go for a very risky power shot. What does Nalbandian do to loopy balls? hit a crazy angle or a deep as shot which would force Gasquet of course into a huge defensive mode. Gasquet's backhand is the best on tour? Yes but unfortunately Nalbandian's have the best double handed backhand that can easily match his which can also force Gasquet back behind the baseline. When you're forced so further back behind the baseline, Nalbandian can pretty much do anything he wants to punish you especially when Gasgay's forehand keep looping it short or the backhand keep hitting high top spins which Nalbandian can take out on the rise easily. Surely I don't have to go on about the return of serves and stuff as well, you can see it yourself.

Gasquet has alot of flare, one of my favourite to watch nowadays - he is a very defensive player who can go on a crazy offensive due to some high racquet head speed from both sides, but at the end of the day he is indeed a risky shot maker. When even his backhand is strategically neutralized there is nothing he can do to win. And Nalbandian does just that, and what scary is that's just how Nalbandian play all the time. How is that not a bad match-up?

naturally gasquet started out as a very aggressive, attacking player, if you watched him when he was younger of course, before he turned to the shit that he is now.

Forehander
01-16-2009, 04:13 PM
His game must have changed around the same time as his sexuality.

reggie1
01-16-2009, 04:16 PM
His game must have changed around the same time as his sexuality.

I know I have said this before but Richard is not gay from the sound of it. (not that it matters but people seem to use it to bash him with). The french girls on the forum say he is like the French Safin and a real player with the ladies :devil:

groundstroke
01-16-2009, 04:20 PM
I know I have said this before but Richard is not gay from the sound of it. (not that it matters but people seem to use it to bash him with). The french girls on the forum say he is like the French Safin and a real player with the ladies :devil:
shame he isnt a real player on court :confused:

reggie1
01-16-2009, 04:24 PM
shame he isnt a real player on court :confused:

Oh, tres drole!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jozie
01-16-2009, 04:26 PM
shame he isnt a real player on court :confused:

Shame you don't show the class Richie does on court. :o

groundstroke
01-16-2009, 04:30 PM
Shame you don't show the class Richie does on court. :o
the class? what class?

Forehander
01-16-2009, 04:31 PM
Shame you don't show the class Richie does on court. :o

What the hell you on about?

Jozie
01-16-2009, 05:22 PM
What the hell you on about?

Just the same old negative constant drivel. Absolutely nothing positive or optimistic to say about Gasquet at all. Just constantly nitpicking and finding fault with absolutely everything about him, on and off court. :(

reggie1
01-16-2009, 08:19 PM
the class? what class?

Well we know Richie21 can be Dr Evil sometimes so are you mini me???????????????????