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Official Gasquet's 2011 Schedule: Season Finished.

ImmzB
11-23-2010, 05:22 PM
Richard's 2011 Schedule:

03/01/2011 - Week 1: Chennai- ATP 250 (Hard)
10/01/2011 - Week 2: Sydney- ATP 250 (Hard)
17/01/2011 - Week 3: Australian Open- Grand Slam (Hard)
24/01/2011 - Week 4: Australian Open- Grand Slam (Hard)
31/01/2011 - Week 5: Zagreb- ATP 250 (Indoor Hard)
07/02/2011 - Week 6: Rotterdam- ATP 500 (Indoor Hard)
14/02/2011 - Week 7:
21/02/2011 - Week 8: Dubai- ATP 500 (Hard)
28/02/2011 - Week 9:
07/03/2011 - Week 10: Indian Wells- Masters 1000 (Hard)
14/03/2011 - Week 11: Indian Wells- Masters 1000 (Hard)
21/03/2011 - Week 12: Miami- Masters 1000 (Hard)
28/03/2011 - Week 13: Miami- Masters 1000 (Hard)
04/04/2011 - Week 14:
11/04/2011 - Week 15: Monte Carlo- Masters 1000 (Clay)
18/04/2011 - Week 16: Barcelona- ATP 500 (Clay)
25/04/2011 - Week 17:
02/05/2011 - Week 18: Madrid- Masters 1000 (Clay)
09/05/2011 - Week 19: Rome- Masters 1000 (Clay)
16/05/2011 - Week 20:
23/05/2011 - Week 21: French Open- Grand Slam (Clay)
30/05/2011 - Week 22: French Open- Grand Slam (Clay)
06/06/2011 - Week 23: Queens- ATP 250 (Grass)
13/06/2011 - Week 24:
20/06/2011 - Week 25: Wimbledon- Grand Slam (Grass)
27/06/2011 - Week 26: Wimbledon- Grand Slam (Grass)
04/07/2011 - Week 27: Davis Cup vs Germany (Clay)
11/07/2011 - Week 28: Stuttgart- ATP 250 (Clay)
18/07/2011 - Week 29:
25/07/2011 - Week 30:
01/08/2011 - Week 31:
08/08/2011 - Week 32: Montreal- Masters 1000 (Hard)
15/08/2011 - Week 33: Cincinnati- Masters 1000 (Hard)
22/08/2011 - Week 34:
29/08/2011 - Week 35: US Open- Grand Slam (Hard)
05/09/2011 - Week 36: US Open- Grand Slam (Hard)
12/09/2011 - Week 37: Davis Cup vs Spain (Clay)
19/09/2011 - Week 38: Metz- ATP 250 (Indoor Hard)
26/09/2011 - Week 39:
03/10/2011 - Week 40: Beijing- ATP 500 (Hard)
10/10/2011 - Week 41: Shanghai- Masters 1000 (Hard)
17/10/2011 - Week 42:
24/10/2011 - Week 43: Vienna- ATP 250 (Indoor Hard)
31/10/2011 - Week 44: Basel- ATP 500 (Indoor Hard)
07/11/2011 - Week 45: Paris- Masters 1000 (Indoor Hard)
20/11/2011 - Week 46:
28/11/2011 - Week 47:

icecastle
11-23-2010, 05:32 PM
Somebody is really excited for next year. :lol: :hug:

ImmzB
11-23-2010, 05:51 PM
Who can that be? :confused: :lol:

ImmzB
11-23-2010, 06:07 PM
Gasquet is on the Chennai Entry List, he was supposed to be playing Brisbane but it looks like he has changed his mind.

Davodus
11-23-2010, 10:16 PM
which makes me very mad :mad:

Gretchen.
11-24-2010, 12:16 AM
which makes me very mad :mad:

This means you can't stalk him for updates. :tears:
He seems to like Asian tournaments though.

acd692
11-24-2010, 12:48 AM
i can't wait to see richard playing the next year, hopefully he will be top 20:)

Davodus
11-24-2010, 08:16 AM
This means you can't stalk him for updates. :tears:
He seems to like Asian tournaments though.

I know, and I don't get it because he was already announced as playing Brisbane :o

Blackbriar
11-24-2010, 11:57 AM
AH! 195th thread about gasquet, another proof that he is the most important frenchman. Yeah Chennai looks like a good choice, Brisbane is packed tight with top 10-20 players and Richard would not be seeded. Chennai gives him a good chance to have a easier draw.

Cloudygirl
11-24-2010, 10:10 PM
This means you can't stalk him for updates. :tears:
He seems to like Asian tournaments though.

nah he just realised how shit the Chennai draw was this year and thought I'll have a bit of that.

Davodus
11-26-2010, 04:49 AM
AH! 195th thread about gasquet, another proof that he is the most important frenchman. Yeah Chennai looks like a good choice, Brisbane is packed tight with top 10-20 players and Richard would not be seeded. Chennai gives him a good chance to have a easier draw.

He would've been seeded 6.

He's lucky I'm going to AO from the first day, or I'd be very unhappy with him changing tournaments :lol:

ImmzB
11-30-2010, 05:50 PM
Richard is on the Entry List for Sydney

Entry List: http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?p=10562795#post10562795

Blackbriar
12-01-2010, 03:28 PM
I made some maths to see if Ritchie will be seeded for AO 2011. Luckily, there are very few chances he would not be seeded, in fact this is the only death combination:


Troicki wins a match at Davis Cup, he gets +40 and take 29th spot (very much possible)
Lopez finish runner-up at Brisbane. Draw is really tough and he is only 6 seeds.
and the best for the end.. Kohlschreiber must beat GGL in Doha's final, this knowing that they are seeds 7 and 8, and so will play seeds 1 and 2 in quarterfinal, which are Nadal and Federer. :rolleyes:

(so far Bellucci is not on any entry list for the first week of 2011)

Roger the Dodger
12-09-2010, 07:47 PM
AH! 195th thread about gasquet, another proof that he is the most important frenchman. Yeah Chennai looks like a good choice, Brisbane is packed tight with top 10-20 players and Richard would not be seeded. Chennai gives him a good chance to have a easier draw.

This.

Blackbriar
12-16-2010, 06:02 PM
Wawa enters Chennai draw with wild-card! doesn't change much for Ritchie who becomes 4th seed instead of 3rd.
http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2010/12/Other/Chennai-Wawrinka-Awarded-Wild-Card.aspx

Roger the Dodger
12-20-2010, 06:17 PM
Wawa enters Chennai draw with wild-card! doesn't change much for Ritchie who becomes 4th seed instead of 3rd.
http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2010/12/Other/Chennai-Wawrinka-Awarded-Wild-Card.aspx

Cilic, Wawrinka, Richie and who else?

Blackbriar
12-20-2010, 08:07 PM
Berdych is n°1

Roger the Dodger
12-21-2010, 07:08 PM
Thats a pretty good draw for a small tournament. Read Nishikori's there too.

ImmzB
12-21-2010, 07:20 PM
Gasquet is on the Zagreb Entry List.

ImmzB
12-21-2010, 07:21 PM
I guess Richie will be playing the European tournaments after the Australain Open.

Puschkin
12-21-2010, 09:08 PM
Gasquet is on the Zagreb Entry List.
:eek: What is this? Entering a tourney every week?

ImmzB
12-21-2010, 09:29 PM
:eek: What is this? Entering a tourney every week?

I guess he will be playing Rotterdam, Marseille and maybe Dubai aswell.

Puschkin
12-21-2010, 10:06 PM
I guess he will be playing Rotterdam, Marseille and maybe Dubai aswell.
I hope not, this would be crazy. In 2011 it is not about collecting quarterfinals and getting to some semis in small tounreys, it is about doing well in the big events.

ImmzB
12-21-2010, 10:17 PM
I hope not, this would be crazy. In 2011 it is not about collecting quarterfinals and getting to some semis in small tounreys, it is about doing well in the big events.

I'm not too sure why he picked Zagreb as he is very likely to be playing Rotterdam, Marseille and also maybe Dubai.

Maybe he just wants to get as many points as possible but there is a risk to that (injuiry)

Rotterdam will have a very strong entry list and also Marseille will have a strong entry list.

Blackbriar
12-22-2010, 05:18 PM
he has one week off, the second week of AO. So it's not an overwhelming schedule really.

Cloudygirl
12-22-2010, 05:57 PM
I guess he can always revise his schedule if he makes it deep in any of these tournies. it's no biggie. Theres really no point him playing every week as he will have to follow a top 30 schedule so be limited about how many 250s he can count.

Roger the Dodger
12-22-2010, 07:27 PM
I hope not, this would be crazy. In 2011 it is not about collecting quarterfinals and getting to some semis in small tounreys, it is about doing well in the big events.

Huh? You expect him to take home the slams or masters, eh?

Our man hasn't the lasting power, mentally or physically. How about 4-5 smaller tournaments, including a 500. Isn't that a creamy proposition?:cool:

Blackbriar
12-22-2010, 07:37 PM
Huh? You expect him to take home the slams or masters, eh?

Our man hasn't the lasting power, mentally or physically. How about 4-5 smaller tournaments, including a 500. Isn't that a creamy proposition?:cool:

No of course he can't, but he could and should make 3rd round in each GS, and try to reach a MS final, and it's very much possible.
Monte Carlo is not deragotary, and many players, americans, big servers, Federer can be out. He just has to be on the right side of the draw, of course. Montreal too, Paris of course, maybe Miami. Winning one 500 would be great too :)

Schu
12-22-2010, 07:39 PM
I suspect he will withdraw from some of these as he's playing a TOp 30 schedule now and the 250s are not much value to him. I just hope he has a great start to the year and doesn't wear himself out in the beginning of the year.

Some of this might change - Just saw that first round of Davis cup against Austria is on CLAY. As much as it might pain Forget to select Richard, ATM he is cetainly the second best clay court player available (Tsonga and Simon are pretty useless on clay - but wait there's Llodra :rolleyes: ). So maybe at least one South American clay tourney in Feburary?

Cloudygirl
12-22-2010, 07:57 PM
He would be an idiot not to play Rich if he's fit but it's Forget he'll prob play Mika. :)

oranges
12-22-2010, 08:09 PM
How sweet is Richard playing Zagreb? :yippee:

ImmzB
12-23-2010, 12:39 AM
he has one week off, the second week of AO. So it's not an overwhelming schedule really.

Who said Richie is going out beofore the 4th round. :p

Puschkin
12-23-2010, 07:50 AM
Some of this might change - Just saw that first round of Davis cup against Austria is on CLAY. As much as it might pain Forget to select Richard, ATM he is cetainly the second best clay court player available (Tsonga and Simon are pretty useless on clay - but wait there's Llodra :rolleyes: ).

:topic: It is really revealing to read the comments on the French eurosport site. Many talk already about the seminfinals against Spain, the team is also selected: JWT will be back, Gael and Richard can do well on clay and Llodra/Benneteau is a great doubles. Well, that is one guy too many.;)

Only one poster points out that Melzer is nr 8 in doubles, Marach 11, while the best Frenchman is 29. :p

I did not become a patriot in sport overnight, but if the responsible guys in France share the same condescendence, they might be up for a huge negative suprise. For the Austrians, Jürgen is of course the key to everything, he announced already that he will cancel Dubai to prepare for DC.

Blackbriar
12-23-2010, 09:18 AM
and Melzer made the semis at Roland, while Tsonga finished pathetically on a stretcher, and Monfils was "brilliantly" eliminated on 2nd round by Fognini. Gasquet dind't pass the 1st round (ok it was Murray) and so Llodra and so the rest of the "dream team".
On clay the chances are equal, really. Melzer could very well wins both rubbers and if they win the double with Marach, bye bye France :)

ImmzB
12-24-2010, 12:47 AM
If Gasquet is to be chosen as the 2nd player behind Monfils for the Davis Cup tie v Austria, there is some talk maybe they could play Acapulco- ATP 500 which is just before the tie to prepare on the clay. I can't see Richie doing that as he will be playing in Europe and then going to Acapulco (South America) then going back to Europe (Austria) and straight away going to the States for the 2 Masters 1000 in Indian Wells & Miami.

That will be too much travelling in a small amount of time.

Maybe the best thing could be play his European tournaments (Zagreb, Rotterdam & Marseille) and maybe miss out Dubai or Acapulco to prepare for the tie in maybe France. On the other hand maybe Richie could adapt straight away from the Hard to Clay but then coming into the Davis Cup tie, he would of played quite alot and could be tierd.

Your thoughts?

Puschkin
12-24-2010, 09:21 AM
If Gasquet is to be chosen as the 2nd player behind Monfils for the Davis Cup tie v Austria, there is some talk maybe they could play Acapulco- ATP 500 which is just before the tie to prepare on the clay. I can't see Richie doing that as he will be playing in Europe and then going to Acapulco (South America) then going back to Europe (Austria) and straight away going to the States for the 2 Masters 1000 in Indian Wells & Miami.

Last year he came back from South America to be the fifth guy and then returned to the US. So he could certainly do that in 2011 again, if he will be selected to play. On the other hand, I am not sure if an outdoor tourney in South America is the proper preparation. It might be better to prepare on indoor clay in Europa....

:topic: Merry Christmas to all of you who celebrate it! :wavey:

Blackbriar
12-24-2010, 11:31 AM
:aparty: Merry Christmas :aparty:

Johnny_Bravo
12-24-2010, 04:37 PM
enjoy my friendly gasq lovers.chopped it just for you ;)

http://www.tubechop.com/watch/117523

wishing more of the same in the upcoming season...

ImmzB
12-24-2010, 05:15 PM
enjoy my friendly gasq lovers.chopped it just for you ;)

http://www.tubechop.com/watch/117523

wishing more of the same in the upcoming season...

:yeah:

Roger the Dodger
12-24-2010, 07:37 PM
Merry Christmas, Gasquetaires! :)

ImmzB
12-28-2010, 10:19 PM
Gasquet is on the Rotterdam Entry List.

Cloudygirl
12-28-2010, 10:26 PM
Is he planning on having any time off this year?

ImmzB
12-28-2010, 10:33 PM
Is he planning on having any time off this year?

:lol:

I guess he will also be playing Marseille which is after Rotterdam.

Cloudygirl
12-28-2010, 10:50 PM
meh note to Richard the idea is actually to go far in some of these tournaments and therefore to have a Nadal schedule not a 52 week schedule :)

Roger the Dodger
12-30-2010, 07:02 PM
meh note to Richard the idea is actually to go far in some of these tournaments and therefore to have a Nadal schedule not a 52 week schedule :)

^^^Please.

If any insider from Richie's camp logs on to MTF, get him to read the post above.

Blackbriar
01-01-2011, 10:18 PM
hey Gasquet leads 5-1 vs the rest of seeded players, not bad ;)

Puschkin
01-05-2011, 07:26 AM
:eek: Richard not on Marseille entry list.

ImmzB
01-05-2011, 08:39 AM
:sad: I'm kind of suprised he's not playing Marseille

He could ask for a WC into Marseille but playing Zagreb, Rotterdam, maybe Dubai and the DC tie could be alot for him.

ImmzB
01-10-2011, 07:39 AM
Gasquet is on the Dubai- ATP 500 Entry List.

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?p=10665640#post10665640

Blackbriar
01-10-2011, 06:05 PM
Gasquet, Simon, Chardy :rocker2:

Roger the Dodger
01-10-2011, 07:05 PM
Good news.

Vlad1980
01-19-2011, 04:39 PM
Richard should be looking into peaking at 500 and 1000 events this spring, not playing every single 250 event. I am not sure what him and his team are thinking. He needs confidence by playing and beating good players.

Roger the Dodger
01-24-2011, 04:30 PM
Time to look at the future and forget the past. Hope for a couple of more QF runs at least in Zagreb and Rotterdam.

Blackbriar
01-24-2011, 07:55 PM
Richard should be looking into peaking at 500 and 1000 events this spring, not playing every single 250 event. I am not sure what him and his team are thinking. He needs confidence by playing and beating good players.

Unfortunately there is a huge problem with 500 events: the draw.
This is very much possible:

Rotterdam, 1st round: Gasquet vs Djokovic
Dubai, 1st round: Gasquet vs Federer

result: 2 crushing defeats, 0 ATP point, 2 weeks lost. + 2 big 0 on his points breakdown. :sad:

The only "good" 500 events are:
Barcelona: 56-man draw, 16 seeds.
Hamburg: 56-man draw, 16 seeds and weaker field because it's just before the US harcourt season.
Basel: end of season, just before Paris MS, weaker field.
And Monte-Carlo, thanks to his ambiguous status.

ImmzB
01-26-2011, 07:25 AM
Gasquet & Tsonga are the 1st ALT for Rotterdam.

Puschkin
01-26-2011, 10:43 AM
Gasquet & Tsonga are the 1st ALT for Rotterdam.

Apparently Forget asked them to do so. Maybe it finally dawns on Forget, that Llodra is not the God he thinks he is, particulary in an upcoming DC-tie on clay, though I doubt it. :o

silverwhite
01-26-2011, 01:17 PM
Gasquet & Tsonga are the 1st ALT for Rotterdam.

:bounce:

Hope they get in and Jo can drill some aggressiveness into him

~*BGT*~
01-26-2011, 05:11 PM
Gasquet & Tsonga are the 1st ALT for Rotterdam.

:D:D:D

http://www.sport24.com/var/plain_site/storage/images/media/images/tennis/diaporamas/la-carriere-de-tsonga/tsonga-avec-gasquet/1966092-1-fre-FR/tsonga-avec-gasquet_diaporama.jpg

Schu
01-26-2011, 05:48 PM
As much as I don't like Tsonga I think they would be a great doubles team; it would help RIchard be more aggressive and Richie seems to "click" with Jo. So bring on team Richie/Jo.

ImmzB
01-26-2011, 07:23 PM
:bounce:

Hope they get in and Jo can drill some aggressiveness into him

+1

Blackbriar
01-26-2011, 10:01 PM
at least if loses early, he will have something useful to do the rest of the week.

Roger the Dodger
01-28-2011, 06:34 PM
at least if loses early, he will have something useful to do the rest of the week.

He's not going to lose before the QFs. Maybe he can go gambling on saturday.

ImmzB
02-04-2011, 10:03 PM
So no tennis for Richard for 2 weeks, rest time for him and let's hope he is better for Dubai.

Roger the Dodger
02-05-2011, 07:06 PM
Wonderful! :bigclap:

I hope he gets another cakewalk draw and more freebies.

Blackbriar
02-06-2011, 07:54 PM
I wonder if Forget will call him now. He's still a good player on clay, but confidence is quite low now.

ImmzB
03-01-2011, 11:30 PM
I guess the European Clay season will be the same like last year but he won't play Casablanca and will play the 2 Masters 1000 in Rome & Madrid.

If he can get good amount of points in the upcoming tournaments it would be a good choice not to play Nice just before Roland Garros and not to get himself tierd before it starts.

I guess it will be something like this:

- Monte Carlo
- Barcelona
- Belgrade
- Madrid
- Rome
- Roland Garros

ImmzB
03-09-2011, 11:25 AM
Gasquet is on the Barcelona ATP 500 Entry List! :)

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=10829968&postcount=8

Puschkin
03-15-2011, 07:34 PM
As expected Richard is on the Monte Carlo entry list. :yippee:

ImmzB
03-15-2011, 07:46 PM
Richard is not on the Belgrade, Munich or Estoril entry list.

Puschkin
03-16-2011, 12:43 AM
Richard is not on the Belgrade, Munich or Estoril entry list.
:yeah: Wise decision, he can't play day in day out on clay, like he did last year. He needs to focus on the ATP1000 events, no use to wear himself out in Belgrade or later in Nice.

silverwhite
03-16-2011, 02:23 AM
:yeah: Wise decision, he can't play day in day out on clay, like he did last year. He needs to focus on the ATP1000 events, no use to wear himself out in Belgrade or later in Nice.

He'll probably still play Nice :lol:

ImmzB
03-19-2011, 06:31 PM
:yeah: Wise decision, he can't play day in day out on clay, like he did last year. He needs to focus on the ATP1000 events, no use to wear himself out in Belgrade or later in Nice.

Yeah, last year he played Casablanca, Monte Carlo, Barcelona, Belgrade, Bordeaux & Nice before the French Open, 6 tournaments!
That is alot of tournaments before a Grand Slam and they were mostly back 2 back but Richard did not make any deep runs in until Bordeaux and Nice.
But he did need the points though.

The question is will he defend Nice...? If he does well and picks up good points in the other 4 tournaments he shouldn't but if he makes early exits then maybe he will play Nice but even if he makes a deep run in Nice again like last year, it's likely he could come into Roland Garros tierd.

Ferrer, Berdych, Roddick, Almagro, Davydenko, Nalbandian have already commited to Nice but how many will actually play.

Blackbriar
03-20-2011, 10:57 AM
Yeah, last year he played Casablanca, Monte Carlo, Barcelona, Belgrade, Bordeaux & Nice before the French Open, 6 tournaments!
That is alot of tournaments before a Grand Slam and they were mostly back 2 back but Richard did not make any deep runs in until Bordeaux and Nice.
But he did need the points though.

The question is will he defend Nice...? If he does well and picks up good points in the other 4 tournaments he shouldn't but if he makes early exits then maybe he will play Nice but even if he makes a deep run in Nice again like last year, it's likely he could come into Roland Garros tierd.

Ferrer, Berdych, Roddick, Almagro, Davydenko, Nalbandian have already commited to Nice but how many will actually play.

If Ferrer is in, it's no use, and he should not play if he doesn't want to be tired like last year.

Vlad1980
03-20-2011, 07:19 PM
I hope he does not play Nice under any circumstances. It was his best event last year but it was then and this is now.. he is working on becoming a steady top 20 player again.. last year was transitional. He is decent ranked player now and will be seeded for RG. He really needs a decent result at his home major, he was never passed 3rd round there. Same thing for Wimbledon he should not play a week before.

Blackbriar
03-21-2011, 10:36 AM
Djokovic won IW: no surprise, only the best player in the world could stop Richard :p

Puschkin
03-21-2011, 11:02 AM
I hope he does not play Nice under any circumstances.
According to reliable information on the French thread of rgnet, he won't play Nice. As it stands now: Monte Carlo, Barcelona, Madrid, Rome and Roland Garros.

ImmzB
03-21-2011, 05:15 PM
According to reliable information on the French thread of rgnet, he won't play Nice. As it stands now: Monte Carlo, Barcelona, Madrid, Rome and Roland Garros.

That's enough IMO, best not pack the schedule before RG. :)

He plays back 2 back tournaments twice.

ImmzB
03-29-2011, 04:45 PM
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Thanks to Marina36 from RG.net for posting this there! :)

Confirms that Richard won't defend his Nice title, it's a good idea not to play Nice and not risk to get tierd before Roland Garros and playing this short Exho would be better.

Puschkin
04-01-2011, 06:55 AM
Richard playing doubles in Monte Carlo with Ljubicic! :eek:

ImmzB
04-01-2011, 07:34 AM
Richard playing doubles in Monte Carlo with Ljubicic! :eek:

Piatti's idea?

Cloudygirl
04-01-2011, 08:05 AM
Richard playing doubles in Monte Carlo with Ljubicic! :eek:

I always had a feeling those two didn't get on so should be interesting.

Puschkin
04-01-2011, 08:31 AM
I always had a feeling those two didn't get on.
Is your feeling based on anything specific?

I can hardly imagine picking a shared coach with a player you don't get on. But in the past Richard anyway sucked up the shared coaches. ;)

Peyre was with Mahut originally
and Markus with Vasallo Arguello.

With Ljubicic having celebrated his 32nd birthday recently, I can see a similar scenario developing.

silverwhite
04-01-2011, 04:23 PM
I think Ljubo called him spoilt or something before/after their match at the USO a few years back :scratch:

Maybe things have changed :lol:

reggie1
04-01-2011, 07:20 PM
Yes I remember that. He said something along the lines of Richard whining like a baby because he had sore fingers and blisters. I think it happened at the USO.

Puschkin
04-01-2011, 11:08 PM
Yes I remember that. He said something along the lines of Richard whining like a baby because he had sore fingers and blisters. I think it happened at the USO.

In 2005 Ricahrd won against Ljubicic at the US open in 5 sets. Weird for Ljubicic to moan about an opponent against he lost. :p

Maybe it was 2007 US Open when he retired before playing Young. That was one of his more dubious retirements, he claimed fever and a sore throat, but he looked ok, no comparison to Metz last year when the fever was so obvious. But from the outside one never knows what is really going on.

Whatever! Both events are long ago.

ImmzB
04-21-2011, 03:34 PM
Richard is playing doubles with Tsonga in Madrid.

ImmzB
04-21-2011, 03:37 PM
http://www.eurosport.se/tennis/dolgopolov-till-bastad_sto2741035/story.shtml

Tre tunga namn klara för Swedish Open

Gilles Simon, Richard Gasquet och Alexandr Dolgopolov. Det är tre namn som är mycket nära att spela Swedish Open i sommar. "I år vi ute efter att förnya startfältet", säger Thomas Johansson till eurosport.se.

Tidigare i veckan blev Robin Söderling, Fernando Gonzalez, Nicolas Almagro och Tomas Berdych klara för Swedish Open. Nu kan eurosport.se berätta att ytterligare ett antal tunga namn är mycket nära spel i turneringen i juli.

Det handlar om Robin Söderlings överman från Australian Open, ukrainaren Alexandr Dolgopolov och fransmännen Richard Gasquet och Gilles Simon.

Framförallt Gasquet och Simon är mycket välmeriterade. Båda har tidigare varit rankade topp tio i världen och har tillsammans plockat 14 ATP-titlar.

Trion är ett led i Swedish Opens försök att förnya sig inför årets turnering.

- Det är lite nya ansikten. Vi har alltid levereat ett starkt startfält men det är lite samma startfält som kommer tillbaka. Man vill förnya sig lite också och ha de unga hungriga vargarna som är ute och spelar, säger Thomas Johansson till eurosport.se.

Men det blir inte bara nya spelare i sommar. En av inventarierna, Tommy Robredo, vill komma tillbaka och Johansson utesluter inte heller att världsåttan Fernando Verdasco kommer tillbaka.

- Verdasco vet vi inte riktigt med men han hade ju en dispyt med ledningen i Barcelona. Eftersom Albert Costa, som är DC-kapten är tournament director, kan det få konsekvenser för honom i Davis Cup så man vet aldrig.

Tävlingsledningen bekräftar också att man vill ge Christian Lindell ett wildcard till turneringen.

Three heavy names ready for Swedish Open

Gilles Simon, Richard Gasquet and Alexandr Dolgopolov. There are three names that are very close to play Swedish Open in summer. "This year we are looking to renew the line-up," Thomas Johansson eurosport.se.

Earlier this week became Robin Soderling, Fernando Gonzalez, Nicolas Almagro and Tomas Berdych ready for the Swedish Open. Now eurosport.se tell you that a number of heavy name is very close game in the tournament in July.

It's about Robin Söderling won the war from the Australian Open, Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov and Frenchmen Richard Gasquet and Gilles Simon.

Above all, Gasquet and Simon are very deserving. Both have previously been ranked top ten in the world and together have picked 14 ATP titles.

The trio is part of the Swedish Open's attempt to reinvent itself for this year's tournament.

- There are some new faces. We have always levereat a strong line-up but it's a bit the same line-up coming back. They want to innovate a bit and also have the young hungry wolves that are out there and play, "says Thomas Johansson eurosport.se.

But it's not just new players this summer. One of such furniture, Tommy Robredo, want to come back and Johansson does not exclude that the world number eight Fernando Verdasco returns.

- Verdasco we are not sure of but he had a dispute with management in Barcelona. As Albert Costa, who is DC's captain's tournament director, could have consequences for him in the Davis Cup so you never know.

The organizers also confirmed that it would give Christian Lindell a wildcard into the tournament.

Richard close to be participating in Bastad.

ImmzB
04-26-2011, 10:10 PM
Yes Richard is on the Entry List for Queens! :woohoo: :bounce:

Puschkin
04-27-2011, 06:41 AM
While this Richard is on the Entry List for Queens!
is logical and totally expected, this
Richard close to be participating in Bastad is absolutely weird. It is the week after DC for which his nomination seems to be almost a certainty, given his ranking and the surface.

Blackbriar
04-27-2011, 08:33 AM
is absolutely weird. It is the week after DC for which his nomination seems to be almost a certainty, given his ranking and the surface.

You may not have watched the DC last year :confused:. Gasquet never played once, though he was supposedly nominated everytime. He is just saying to Forget "yeah I know i should be nominated, but of course you will pick Monfils and Simon as single players. You will have to find another alternate this time."

Gasquetno.1
04-27-2011, 12:24 PM
Good on him!

Puschkin
04-27-2011, 01:49 PM
You may not have watched the DC last year :confused:. Gasquet never played once, though he was supposedly nominated everytime. He is just saying to Forget "yeah I know i should be nominated, but of course you will pick Monfils and Simon as single players. You will have to find another alternate this time."

:topic: Maybe you did not follow DC last year. :p Richard was injured in summer and Forget preferred LLodra on fast surfaces. I doubt he will pick Llodra this year on clay against Germany. Besides, Richard's ranking is much better than last year when the DC ties were played and Forget usually takes no risks.

scmom
04-27-2011, 04:32 PM
i cannot pretend to understand Forget and his thinking on Davis cup lineups - so I have no idea who he will choose to play
BUT -Olympic participation is somehow wrapped up in Davis Cup participation. And the Olympics will be in London on grass next time up
I cannot imagine that Richard would willingly pass up a chance at an Olympic medal on his best natural surface - by refusing to play Davis cup
I do not know if his inclusion as the fifth man qualifies him for the Olympics - I think he has to play at least one tie - so this is his chance to do it .

Schu
04-27-2011, 06:58 PM
I may not always agree with Forget's line ups but I actually do understand where he is coming from most of the time. DC is a LONG way off and anything can happen to any of the players but if the selection were today and Forget didn't select Gael and Richard as the obvious singles players I'd have to say he does belong in the nut house.

I would love for Richard to pull a Simon and say to Forget I'll play only if I'm one of the top 4 - no more alternate for me but I just don't think Richard has it in him to do that. Agree with scmom that if an opportunity for Olympics on grass is possible, don't think Richard would pass that up and this coming DC tie on clay might be the only time Richard is a clear choice for a singles spot. but Olympics is even further away so who knows. It is interesting how Federer has suddenly become a DC player now that there's an Olympics on the horizon.

I'm ready for some more Richie clay court tennis!

Puschkin
04-28-2011, 07:22 AM
It is interesting how Federer has suddenly become a DC player now that there's an Olympics on the horizon.

:topic: Roger is not suddenly becoming a DC-player, he is 37-11 in Davis Cup, i.e 48 singles matches overall. He started playing DC in 1999 and the only year he did not play at all was 2010.

Blackbriar
04-28-2011, 07:45 AM
Escudé was mad enough to destroy any chance for a french medal by skipping Bartoli and choosing Rezai instead.
Rezai on grass :retard:
Forget is outrageously jealous of Gasquet so he will do what he wants to stop from playing Olympics. And of course he will choose the losing combination Simon-Monfils.
Monfils on grass :retard:
Simon on grass :retard:

mukado
04-28-2011, 12:08 PM
Does anyone know where Ritchie is training this week : stay in Barcelona, back in Monte Carlo with Piatti & Ljubi, or soon in Madrid ?

silverwhite
04-28-2011, 01:17 PM
While this
is logical and totally expected,

Not really. He's played Halle quite a few times no? :p

silverwhite
04-28-2011, 01:19 PM
Escudé was mad enough to destroy any chance for a french medal by skipping Bartoli and choosing Rezai instead.
Rezai on grass :retard:
Forget is outrageously jealous of Gasquet so he will do what he wants to stop from playing Olympics. And of course he will choose the losing combination Simon-Monfils.
Monfils on grass :retard:
Simon on grass :retard:

I heard there are some issues between Escudé and Bartoli? :o

Anyway, it's kind of her fault for not making herself available the past few years...

Puschkin
04-28-2011, 01:42 PM
Not really. He's played Halle quite a few times no? :p
Not since 2007, when he lost to Qureshi, one of his most embarassing losses ever. :o No need to return to this place. ;)

silverwhite
04-28-2011, 02:42 PM
Not since 2007, when he lost to Qureshi, one of his most embarassing losses ever. :o No need to return to this place. ;)

What kind of attitude are you encouraging? :eek: I'd rather he conquer his demons ;) Having said that, I prefer Queens as a tournament :D

Puschkin
04-28-2011, 02:57 PM
I'd rather he conquer his demons ;) Having said that, I prefer Queens as a tournament :D
Richard already conquered quite some demons, while there are still some left. But Queens is the more prestigious tourney with better participation, anyway, so it was the right choice. BTW, will you go?

ImmzB
04-28-2011, 04:19 PM
Not since 2007, when he lost to Qureshi, one of his most embarassing losses ever. :o No need to return to this place. ;)

:lol: Qureshi was not a bad player on the grass back then but yes Gasquet should not of lost to him!

mukado
04-28-2011, 04:24 PM
Richard already conquered quite some demons, while there are still some left. But Queens is the more prestigious tourney with better participation, anyway, so it was the right choice. BTW, will you go?

It's a pity the Queens is only a 250. Ritchie choose a difficult calendar this year, not going to easy 250 he could have win as does Simon. It's the better way to progress in a long term vision, but not improve his ranking immediatly.

silverwhite
04-28-2011, 07:02 PM
Richard already conquered quite some demons, while there are still some left. But Queens is the more prestigious tourney with better participation, anyway, so it was the right choice. BTW, will you go?

It's during my exam period :o

Puschkin
05-04-2011, 07:02 AM
According to the tournaments' thread, Richard won't play the week before Wimbledon.

ImmzB
05-29-2011, 05:19 PM
Richard is playing Doubles with Benneteau in Queens.

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=183575

ImmzB
06-01-2011, 03:06 PM
Confirmation Richard is playing Stuttgart which is straight after the DC tie v Germany.

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=11082668&postcount=1

Puschkin
06-01-2011, 05:20 PM
Confirmation Richard is playing Stuttgart which is straight after the DC tie v Germany.
:eek: I would not bet my house on seeing him playing there, to be honest.

ImmzB
06-01-2011, 05:49 PM
:eek: I would not bet my house on seeing him playing there, to be honest.

Why's that?

icecastle
06-01-2011, 06:30 PM
Will he play for DC? I somehow doubt he would..

ImmzB
06-01-2011, 06:58 PM
Will he play for DC? I somehow doubt he would..

He's the inform player on the clay, I guess it will be him and Monfils. I will be suprised if Forget picks Tsonga or Simon over him as he might think they could handle the pressure better playing away from home but Gasquet has had a good clay court season this year.

I hope Richard get's picked though, it would be nice for him to return to DC tennis and in a QF where everything is at stake (But if he looses the tie, I guess all newspapers will be blaming him! :mad: )

But if he's the 5th player once again! :mad: :mad:
With Richard playing the ATP tournament in Stuttgart which follows the DC tie, it's almost certain that he will be traveling with the squad.

Schu
06-01-2011, 07:25 PM
:eek: I would not bet my house on seeing him playing there, to be honest.

Actually makes a lot of sense IF he plays DC - Already in Germany, been practicing on clay for DC, could use some 250 points and might not have to play until the Wednesday.

As far as playing DC, unless Richard gets injured :tape:, ATM he is definitely the second best Frenchie on clay (and perhaps even the best, depending on which Monfils shows up). I think Richie has shown over the past few months that mentally he is not any weaker than the rest of the possibilites so I can't imagine that he would not be selected. But the unimaginable has happened more times than I can count so who knows.

Richie and Benny at Queens! :bounce: my favorite doubles team!

Puschkin
06-01-2011, 10:30 PM
Actually makes a lot of sense IF he plays DC - Already in Germany, been practicing on clay for DC, could use some 250 points and might not have to play until the Wednesday.
Valid points, but I find it still quite rough to play immediately after DC and Stuttgart is a full 32draw, i.e. no first round by for the Top 4. I would have preferred him to play HAmburg, more points and a nicer city.

ImmzB
06-02-2011, 12:55 PM
I would have preferred him to play HAmburg, more points and a nicer city.

He will play both I guess.

silverwhite
06-02-2011, 01:18 PM
Isn't Olympics qualification at stake? I remember in 2008, he said he was still young and could afford to skip the Games :o

hsv91
06-05-2011, 11:37 AM
Valid points, but I find it still quite rough to play immediately after DC and Stuttgart is a full 32draw, i.e. no first round by for the Top 4. I would have preferred him to play HAmburg, more points and a nicer city.

Yes, that's right, Hamburg is a really nice town, I hope that he play there :)

ImmzB
06-08-2011, 02:50 AM
Richard isn't on the Hamburg (ATP 500) or Atlanta (ATP 250) entry list which is straight after Stuttgart.

hsv91
06-08-2011, 10:25 AM
Richard isn't on the Hamburg (ATP 500) or Atlanta (ATP 250) entry list which is straight after Stuttgart.

Why, I hope he will enter a WC in Hamburg :sad:

Puschkin
06-08-2011, 01:14 PM
Richard isn't on the Hamburg (ATP 500) or Atlanta (ATP 250) entry list which is straight after Stuttgart.
While I would have liked him to enter Hamburg which has not the greatest of competition, this looks like a summer break for me. I don't see him entering a tourney in the US before Montreal. So I hope he does some serious prep work with Séb in August.

ImmzB
06-08-2011, 02:33 PM
While I would have liked him to enter Hamburg which has not the greatest of competition, this looks like a summer break for me. I don't see him entering a tourney in the US before Montreal. So I hope he does some serious prep work with Séb in August.
Knowing Richard he would be on the entry list next week for Gstaad or even Umag because I guess Ljubicic will be playing there so that will mean Piatti there aswell. Seb lives in LA right so maybe he will play there but I doubt it or he will do some work in LA with Seb.

Puschkin
06-08-2011, 02:53 PM
Knowing Richard he would be on the entry list next week for Gstaad or even Umag because I guess Ljubicic will be playing there so that will mean Piatti there aswell. Seb lives in LA right so maybe he will play there but I doubt it or he will do some work in LA with Seb.
I thought Séb lived in Florida, and the US HC sesaon would be Seb's part as a main coach if I understood correctly. so why should he hang around in Umag, where he has never played? Of course, he might change his mind, but his schedule is already published:


http://www.richardgasquet.net/V3/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=2556

ImmzB
06-08-2011, 03:11 PM
I thought Séb lived in Florida, and the US HC sesaon would be Seb's part as a main coach if I understood correctly. so why should he hang around in Umag, where he has never played? Of course, he might change his mind, but his schedule is already published:


http://www.richardgasquet.net/V3/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=2556

Oh my bad I wasn't sure where he lived in the States.
Playing Umag because that's where Ljubicic would play and Piatti is Ljubicic's coach so it's very likely he will be there therefore Richard will be coached by Piatti aswell.

Looking at that schedule no tournaments after Stuttgart and before Montreal so that's 3 weeks break, I guess he will be working alot on his game during that period but maybe it will be a good idea to play either Los Angles or Washington.

Schu
06-08-2011, 03:21 PM
Knowing Richard he would be on the entry list next week for Gstaad or even Umag because I guess Ljubicic will be playing there so that will mean Piatti there aswell. Seb lives in LA right so maybe he will play there but I doubt it or he will do some work in LA with Seb.

Last I knew Seb lives in South Florida. If Richard really were serious about working hard, he'd spend at least part of the time before Canada and Cinny training with Seb in the heat and humidity of South Florida - if he can survive JUly-August there he really would be in good shape. I think I've read that Murray has done that a few times (maybe even has a place in Florida???) but seems that Richard does everything he can to spend as little time in the U.S. as possible. A hard court tourny in the U.S. before Canada would be too much to ask...

But for now I'm just hoping to see him back on court 100% for Wimbledon!

Puschkin
06-10-2011, 09:44 AM
posted by jeremie_m on rgnet

Info l'Equipe de ce matin : Richard a repris l'entrainement et participera la semaine prochaine... à une exhibition à Stock park (2 matchs prévus)

Apparently it is Stoke Park
http://www.theboodles.com/venue-stoke-park.html

Richard not yet on the players' list there, but the information seems credible to me.

Well done, Richard, for not asking this Eastbourne tourney which refused you last year. :devil:

Gasquetno.1
06-10-2011, 11:28 AM
Biggest relief is that he's clearly not worried about getting injured for Wimbledon so he must be fine, strange!

ImmzB
06-10-2011, 12:50 PM
Good to hear he has been training!! :)

Hopefully he will get some matches under his belt in the Exho!! :)

He will play 3 matches right?

ImmzB
06-10-2011, 12:56 PM
It looks like Richard will be the 17th seed for Wimbledon.
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=180522

Which means:

3rd Round:

1-8 v 25-32
9-16 v 17-24

4th Round

1-4 v 13-16
5-8 v 9-12

nalbyfan
06-10-2011, 02:57 PM
Richie will replace injured Simon in the Boodles exh

mukado
06-10-2011, 04:45 PM
It looks like Richard will be the 17th seed for Wimbledon.
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=180522

Which means:

3rd Round:

1-8 v 25-32
9-16 v 17-24

4th Round

1-4 v 13-16
5-8 v 9-12


It's a shame he has been reduced to a lower rank, when you see the players who overtake him :mad::mad::mad: Why is he punished for having be injuried last year ? they should take his last results in Wimbly, been injuried is not like falling in 1st round.

Now i understand why he didn't need to play absolutly the Queen to have a better rank,
but i hope it could be an opportunity not to take the top4 in R16. A Tougher opponent in r3 for a better draw in R16 ? I hope so if he can totally recover from his thigh.

Schu
06-10-2011, 06:36 PM
It's a shame he has been reduced to a lower rank, when you see the players who overtake him :mad::mad::mad: Why is he punished for having be injuried last year ? they should take his last results in Wimbly, been injuried is not like falling in 1st round.

REALLY - Simon and ALMAGRO(on grass) but that's what he's got. Since he basically didn't play grass for 2 years, I guess it's not meaningful to use results from 3 years ago so once again Richie doesn't get a break. But strange things happen with draws - look at RG, so who knows maybe all will work out.

Main thing is that Richard stays injury free and keeps up his new attitude and confidence on the court and the rest will come together soon.

ImmzB
06-12-2011, 04:08 PM
It looks like Richard can still face a top a top 4 seeded player in the 4th round if he plays a 13-16 seeded player in R3...... If he wants to avoid a top 4 seeded player in R4, he will have to play a 9-12 seeded player in R3 which are Monfils, Fish, Melzer and Tsonga. Tsonga would be tough but I'm sure he can beat the other 3, I would like him to beat Fish again at Wimbledon in R3. :p

ImmzB
06-15-2011, 07:49 AM
Richard isn't on the Los Angeles, Gstaad or Umag entry lists.

Puschkin
06-15-2011, 08:17 AM
Richard isn't on the Los Angeles, Gstaad or Umag entry lists.

as envisaged by his schedule published on rgnet.

ImmzB
06-15-2011, 11:08 AM
as envisaged by his schedule published on rgnet.

Richard not playing for 3 weeks after Stuttgart. :sad:

Puschkin
06-15-2011, 01:33 PM
Richard not playing for 3 weeks after Stuttgart. :sad:

It might be disappointing for us, but if he uses this period for a build-up in the US with Grosjean, I'd be delighted. And a bit of rest is deserved, too. He will have played wimby, DC and Stuttgart by then. Apparently he needs time to recharge his batteries after a certain amount of tourneys, playing a carefully considered schedule is a sign of strength, not of weakness. Look at Almagro, he plays many ATP250, though he can't score any more points, this is just stupid.

nalbyfan
06-15-2011, 03:26 PM
Fortunately Richie has nothing to do with Almagro ....both his game and his intelligence are better than this Spanish guy !!

ImmzB
06-15-2011, 03:53 PM
It might be disappointing for us, but if he uses this period for a build-up in the US with Grosjean, I'd be delighted. And a bit of rest is deserved, too. He will have played wimby, DC and Stuttgart by then. Apparently he needs time to recharge his batteries after a certain amount of tourneys, playing a carefully considered schedule is a sign of strength, not of weakness. Look at Almagro, he plays many ATP250, though he can't score any more points, this is just stupid.

Yeah, Richard does deserve some rest, he has played alot of tournaments this year and then with him to play Wimby, DC & Stuttgart potentially back to back could be very tough for him and this is most common period to gain some rest.

Work with Seb in the US would be great, hopefully he will take this chance to work on new things and keep improving his FH.
So then he can be ready for Montreal & Cincinnati which is always tough with the high temperatures there.

:haha: Almagro, he's won 3 titles in SA and 1 in Nice so he can't add no points for ATP 250 and he still plays! :lol: So I guess he want's the Prize money! :D

tami
06-17-2011, 12:51 PM
gasquet is in murray's quarter:

http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/scores/draws/ms/r1s2.html

case
06-17-2011, 12:54 PM
i dont like the draw- at all.

Schu
06-28-2011, 02:01 PM
Didn't know where to put this. DC is next and He's NOT the 5th man on DC (if this is correct):
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=183284

Forget actually selected as I thought :eek: Except I'm REALLY surprised Simon is a subsitute after all the talk last time. Hope Richie actually plays!

silverwhite
06-28-2011, 02:08 PM
Obvious choice, IMO. I think he might just play doubles though. Not good given his lack of chemistry with Mika :unsure:

ImmzB
06-28-2011, 04:13 PM
No more 5th man! :woohoo: If he had selected Simon ahead of Richard (No disrespect to Simon) :mad: :mad: :mad:

He should be 2nd choice behind Monfils, Richard had a very good clay court season.

I would put Tsonga and Llodra for the doubles.

ImmzB
06-28-2011, 04:23 PM
http://www.lequipe.fr/Tennis/breves2011/20110628_132944_avec-les-meilleurs-francais.html

« Gasquet a beaucoup mûri »

Evidemment, Forget pense avoir composé «la meilleure équipe possible» : «la saison sur terre battue, et en particulier Roland Garros, a été un élément déterminant pour moi (Gaël Monfils avait atteint les quarts, battu par Federer, ndlr). Et ce que j'ai vu ici à Wimbledon me conforte dans l'idée que je me faisais de cette sélection». Le vainqueur du saladier d'argent 1991 et 1996 en tant que joueur a vanté les nouveaux mérites d'un Richard Gasquet sur lequel il «compte». «C'est peut-être le joueur français qui a le mieux joué sur terre battue. Il a beaucoup mûri et c'est le bon moment de relancer son compteur de victoires en Coupe Davis», s'est-il justifié.

Les différents rôles des quatre titulaires n'ont pour l'instant pas été définis. Forget lui-même laisse planer quelques doutes : «j'ai préféré m'appuyer sur trois joueurs de simple quitte à aligner une équipe de double qui n'a pas beaucoup d'automatismes. On a plusieurs compositions capables de battre l'Allemagne chez elle». A sa demande, Tsonga et Gasquet s'étaient alignés ensemble en double à Monte-Carlo (avril) et Madrid (mai). Le sélectionneur a jusqu'au jeudi 7 juillet, jour du tirage au sort et veille du premier match, pour remanier sa sélection.

Schu
06-28-2011, 04:28 PM
Obvious choice, IMO. I think he might just play doubles though. Not good given his lack of chemistry with Mika :unsure:

Unless someone is injured I expect it would be Monfils and Richard for singles (with option to play Tsonga on last day which could be done because of their recpective rankings now, yes??) and Mika/Tsonga for dubs. Tsonga is looking good right now but on clay Richard looked very good.

Richard and Mika didn't work in doubles but I think Tsonga/Mika would actaully be a very good doubles team and would probably click.

I hope Richard gets to play singles - no sudden injury this time AND WINS his match(es)

mukado
06-28-2011, 05:55 PM
abdominal injury during his match against Murray:bowdown::ignore:

Gagsquet
06-28-2011, 05:58 PM
If Richard wins one more match on davis cup than Roddick, he comes back in top 10.

ImmzB
06-28-2011, 07:07 PM
abdominal injury during his match against Murray:bowdown::ignore:

Hopefully nothing 2 serious. :scared:

silverwhite
06-28-2011, 09:51 PM
Unless someone is injured I expect it would be Monfils and Richard for singles (with option to play Tsonga on last day which could be done because of their recpective rankings now, yes??) and Mika/Tsonga for dubs. Tsonga is looking good right now but on clay Richard looked very good.

Richard and Mika didn't work in doubles but I think Tsonga/Mika would actaully be a very good doubles team and would probably click.

I hope Richard gets to play singles - no sudden injury this time AND WINS his match(es)

I agree, but you never know with Forget :tape:

silverwhite
06-28-2011, 09:52 PM
If Richard wins one more match on davis cup than Roddick, he comes back in top 10.

Damn you, Nadal! :mad:

Schu
06-29-2011, 06:58 AM
Damn you, Nadal! :mad:

Have no fear - Roddick is playing so poorly, there's a good chance even Verdasco could beat him. But I imagine the U.S. court will be like playing on ice.

silverwhite
06-29-2011, 02:47 PM
Have no fear - Roddick is playing so poorly, there's a good chance even Verdasco could beat him. But I imagine the U.S. court will be like playing on ice.

:spit:

Fiasco helps slumping players get back into form [/Nice2010]

Schu
06-29-2011, 05:35 PM
:spit:

Fiasco helps slumping players get back into form [/Nice2010]

Be nice...

Gagsquet
06-29-2011, 07:50 PM
Go Djoko. Crush Tsonga, he wants to steal top 10 from Richard.

ImmzB
06-29-2011, 09:24 PM
Hopefully top 10 soon.... I think he will defiantly reach it during the US Hard court season or even as early as in a couple of weeks. (Depending on results in Davis Cup) With Tsonga doing very well at Wimbledon and another win for him will put him in the top 10 so it's very close between Richard, Roddick, Melzer and Tsonga.
If the other players above him, gain points from the DC, Richard has Stuttgart coming up and looking at the entry list, I think a very good week could be in prospect for him.

With Richard having a Abdominal injury, hopefully this isn't too serious and doesn't force him to miss the DC tie and even Stuttgart because this will just be killer! :mad: :mad:

Puschkin
06-29-2011, 09:36 PM
A sa demande, Tsonga et Gasquet s'étaient alignés ensemble en double à Monte-Carlo ...en avril

Wrong, Richard played doubles with Ljubicic in MC.

With Richard having a Abdominal injury...
One would expect Forget to call him and ask about the seriousness before nominating him. At least this is what I would do.

This injury - even if it is not serious - however explains his weak serving from set 2 onwards.

ImmzB
06-29-2011, 09:48 PM
One would expect Forget to call him and ask about the seriousness before nominating him. At least this is what I would do.

This injury - even if it is not serious - however explains his weak serving from set 2 onwards.

Exaxtly, maybe Richard thinks he will be OK in 10 days time, only time will tell.

scmom
06-29-2011, 11:48 PM
what is the info/ source on this abdominal injury ?
I cannot find anything at all about it , anywhere except here
not surprising - the US press does not really spend too much time on Gasquet , well since " the incident"
but hoping it is nothing serious -

I am going to Austin for the US / Spain tie? so - does this mean to help Richard I have to cheer for Verdumbo ?
I am not sure that i can do that :)

silverwhite
06-30-2011, 12:00 AM
what is the info/ source on this abdominal injury ?
I cannot find anything at all about it , anywhere except here
not surprising - the US press does not really spend too much time on Gasquet , well since " the incident"
but hoping it is nothing serious -

I am going to Austin for the US / Spain tie? so - does this mean to help Richard I have to cheer for Verdumbo ?
I am not sure that i can do that :)

You'll have to cheer against Roddick in every match he plays. Dangerous, I know :o

Richard will have to help himself too, by winning the matches he's allocated....

scmom
06-30-2011, 12:13 AM
particularly in his hometown
I could be taking my life in my hands

silverwhite
06-30-2011, 12:17 AM
:rolls:

Don't worry about it. If Richard's good enough, he'll get there eventually on his own :)

Puschkin
06-30-2011, 07:36 AM
I am going to Austin for the US / Spain tie? so - does this mean to help Richard I have to cheer for Verdumbo ? I am not sure that i can do that :)

You don't have to punish yourself. Please cheer on the US guys, I want them to beat Spain to meet France in September ON CLAY - if this takes place I will go to see the tie, but then I'll have no mercy for the US. ;)

Gul
07-01-2011, 01:20 AM
I'm going to Austin :) Davis Cup Usa-Spain Jul 8-9

Puschkin
07-02-2011, 03:02 PM
Coupe Davis > Départ dimanche pour Stuttgart

On apprend dans L'Equipe du jour que l'équipe de France de Coupe Davis partira dimanche soir pour Stuttgart afin de préparer sur place la rencontre face à l'Allemagne. Richard Gasquet - qui est rétabli de sa douleur aux ados - et Gaël Monfils ont déjà repris sur terre battue. Ils seront rapidement rejoints par Gilles Simon, Michael Llodra et Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

Source: http://www.welovetennis.fr/coupe-davis/37451-depart-dimanche-pour-stuttgart

According to this Richard took up practise already with Gael on clay and they will leave for Germany tomorrow. Tsonga, Llodra and Simon will join them later.

Gagsquet
07-04-2011, 02:37 PM
I truly believe that Richard will play in singles. TOP10 shot :)

mukado
07-04-2011, 05:09 PM
I truly believe that Richard will play in singles. TOP10 shot :)

Don't forget it's Forget who choose and we all know ...:sad:

Gagsquet
07-04-2011, 05:16 PM
He is not so idiot to put Tsonga in singles on clay. I can't believe that.

Puschkin
07-04-2011, 06:41 PM
Fotos from 1st practise day in Stuttgart:

http://www.facebook.com/daviscupgermany#!/photo.php?fbid=179676822091985&set=pu.169008333158834&type=1&theater

I have no time to translate, but according to this http://www.rmcsport.fr/editorial/169227/forget-compte-sur-gasquet/ Richard seems to be right before his DC return. RMC is normally a rather well informed source. During Belgrade they wrote one day before the official announcement that Simon would play and they were right.

ImmzB
07-04-2011, 07:02 PM
This is the same stadium where they will play the ATP tournament in Stuttgart right?

Puschkin
07-04-2011, 07:11 PM
This is the same stadium where they will play the ATP tournament in Stuttgart right?
yep.

ImmzB
07-04-2011, 07:37 PM
Fotos from 1st practise day in Stuttgart:

http://www.facebook.com/daviscupgermany#!/photo.php?fbid=179676822091985&set=pu.169008333158834&type=1&theater

I have no time to translate, but according to this http://www.rmcsport.fr/editorial/169227/forget-compte-sur-gasquet/ Richard seems to be right before his DC return. RMC is normally a rather well informed source. During Belgrade they wrote one day before the official announcement that Simon would play and they were right.

Thanks, hopefully he plays, I really hope he does.

Puschkin
07-05-2011, 04:13 PM
Richard committed for Metz.

Source: http://www.welovetennis.fr/moselle-open/37542-tsonga-gasquet-et-dimitrov-confirmes

case
07-05-2011, 04:39 PM
ok i am sort of confused- no one knows for sure if gasquet is playing dc- is that right?

i have been busy lately and havent followed like i should. plus the loss at W didnt help my attention span. lately every player i like has been struggling, i can only assume i am not a jinx in other sports as well.
i have taken to watching baseball again and jaromir jagr made me mad (hockey).

anyway i feel good about stuttgart. he is healthy again isnt he?

Metz-

Schu
07-05-2011, 06:04 PM
ok i am sort of confused- no one knows for sure if gasquet is playing dc- is that right?

i have been busy lately and havent followed like i should. plus the loss at W didnt help my attention span. lately every player i like has been struggling, i can only assume i am not a jinx in other sports as well.
i have taken to watching baseball again and jaromir jagr made me mad (hockey).

anyway i feel good about stuttgart. he is healthy again isnt he?

Metz-

Richard has been selected as one of the 4 Davis CUp team members - appears that his abs "injury" was minor since reports are that he has been practicing with Monfils since about Saturday.

The only question is if he will ACTUALLY play a match. Baring injury I can't imagine that Richard would not be one of the Friday singles players but one never knows.

I wouldn't say that RIchard is struggling - lost to Djokovic in FO and Murray (although could have played better) at Wimbledon. He's not ready to beat these guys but he has been beating very convincingly those he "should" beat - and he did beat #3 Federer so I'd say he's far from struggling.

Is it correct that if U.S. and France both win, U.S. goes to France in September? I really don't like ANYONE on the U.S. Team (except the new coach) but guess I'll have to be patriotic and cheer them on so France can take them out in September.

case
07-05-2011, 07:28 PM
...I really don't like ANYONE on the U.S. Team (except the new coach) but guess I'll have to be patriotic and cheer them on so France can take them out in September.

yep-this american too;). Go France! well, at least on the tennis court!
i heard it will be in france
and thanks for clarifying. :wavey:

scmom
07-06-2011, 12:19 AM
glad I am not the only one
same for this American - and I am going to the tie !
I will cheer for the US to beat Verdasco - that will be easy

but I am really not a fan of any of the American team - other than Roddick when he is not behaving like a jerk -
I cannot stand Fish and find the Bryan Bros and their twin thing just a bit creepy .
They are just too old to wear matching outfits :)

Cloudygirl
07-06-2011, 01:11 AM
Are you guys all enthused for Davis Cup. i've lost my tennis mojo since Wimbledon have no interest in DC whatsoever not sure I'll watch it. This isnt like me at all.

ImmzB
07-06-2011, 09:41 AM
Are you guys all enthused for Davis Cup. i've lost my tennis mojo since Wimbledon have no interest in DC whatsoever not sure I'll watch it. This isnt like me at all.

Not even if Richard is playing? :p

case
07-06-2011, 02:40 PM
i have never been that wild about dc. kind of think of it like an exhibition tourney.

Puschkin
07-06-2011, 08:01 PM
Not yet official, but according to http://www.rmcsport.fr/editorial/169533/monfils-et-gasquet-en-simple/

Richard will play singles on Friday in Davis Cup against Germany. rmc is a rather reliable source, the draw will take place tomorrow.

I am not crazy about DC either, but I feel it will mean a lot for Richard after being the fifth guy three (!!!!!!!!!!!) times last year.

ImmzB
07-06-2011, 08:28 PM
Thanks, so it's nearly certain that Richard will play then..... :woohoo:
Hopefully Richard is confirmed tomorrow!! :scared:

Cloudygirl
07-06-2011, 09:15 PM
completely and utterly offtopic but basically I need to send a short email in french and my french is absolutely not up to the task. If anyone could possibly translate for me from english (sorry to be cheeky but I need to be clear in this email) could you PM me. I'd love you forever and it is a one off really short thing.

Thanks

Gagsquet
07-07-2011, 09:22 AM
If nobody can help you, I can try but my english is not great so the translation could be tricky ( but my french is wonderful obv :) )

Puschkin
07-07-2011, 01:11 PM
Draw is made, Richard first up tomorrow against Florian Mayer.

ImmzB
07-07-2011, 04:07 PM
All the best Richard!! :yeah:

Allez! :)

Venle
07-07-2011, 04:09 PM
Good luck Richie! Bonne chance.

Hi guys, long time no see :wavey:

PinkFeatherBoa
07-08-2011, 12:31 AM
Looking forward to seeing Richard back playing for his country. Good reward for all the improvements lately and the consistent season he's having so far.

Let's hope France's "5th man" earns his colours tomorrow. Allez. :yeah:

silverwhite
07-08-2011, 01:04 AM
Mayer is tricky on clay. He must be prepared to run a lot :scared:

Puschkin
07-08-2011, 11:24 AM
The Germans are really no tennis fans. :o They are not very numerous, far from sold out. The 200 Frenchies are much louder:

Vlad1980
07-08-2011, 12:39 PM
Richard is playing like crap so far.

I am not sure why Richard has not been going for his serve in this match and even at Wimbledon? When he just spins it in, something is usually not right with his shoulder.

misty1
07-08-2011, 01:29 PM
florian took the first 2 sets 6-4 and he just broke to serve this one out in straight sets, all scores of 6-4

Puschkin
07-08-2011, 01:50 PM
florian took the first 2 sets 6-4 and he just broke to serve this one out in straight sets, all scores of 6-4

Not yet!

Richard took the 3rd set: YES!!! ALLEZ!

Schu
07-08-2011, 02:08 PM
Good fight to win the 3rd set! YEAH!

It took an opponent who can't walk for Richard to consolidate a break but whatever it takes.

Keep your focus and intensity Richard!!!!! DOn't feel sorry for him he's a wounded duck going for broke stay focused.

was Mayer cramping? he looks better now.. clever trick don't fall for it Richie

Vlad1980
07-08-2011, 02:18 PM
I am sure Mayer will be fine in 5th set. It is up to Richard to keep focus.

In third set, he was actually going for his serve and that was his best set...
In all other sets he is serving at very high % but not effective.

Schu
07-08-2011, 02:22 PM
Going to 5. Is RIchie fitter than MAyer????

This would be the perfect time and place for one of his very rare 2 set down comebacks.

NOw HIT your serve Richie and go for it. Mayer seems better so step it up. Speaking of step up - he's getting killed on drop shots.

Allez!

ImmzB
07-08-2011, 02:24 PM
What's wrong with Mayer, is he cramping?

juvvi
07-08-2011, 02:29 PM
Mayer plays so similar to stepanek, the guy who richie killed in the french open earlier in the year. Just that Richie's missing a lot of shots today. And I really hate kick-jump backhand slice of Meyer. Someone must fine him for having such an ugly shot.

Schu
07-08-2011, 02:44 PM
Now HOLD your damn serve!!!!!

juvvi
07-08-2011, 02:54 PM
Now HOLD your damn serve!!!!!

He did better. Broker meyer again :)

ImmzB
07-08-2011, 02:57 PM
Alllez Gasquet!! Good win for him coming from 0-2 down!!

:woohoo:

Puschkin
07-08-2011, 02:58 PM
Too bad I could only see the first set. :mad:

This win will mean a lot to Richard and I am SOOOOOOOOOOO happy for him. Well done, my boy, some demons killed today.

Schu
07-08-2011, 03:01 PM
YES!!! RIchard REALLY needed that win.

I missed the first set but looked like Mayer played well, Richard not too well but hung in well enough until Mayer cooled down/wore out. Richard actually got stronger with each set :eek:

Forget was looking REALLY worried in about the middle of the 3rd set... Way to hang and work through a match when not playing well :cheerleader: (I've been waiting for a chance to use this cheerleader)

ImmzB
07-08-2011, 03:01 PM
Mayer served for the match?

Jozie
07-08-2011, 03:01 PM
Pleased to see Richie's physical condition hold up.
Great coming back from 2 sets down.
Quite an emotional win with not having won a tie in some time for the team.
Well done Richie!!! You made your country proud. :)

scmom
07-08-2011, 03:07 PM
Well done,Richard!
What a good way to start me Davis Cup weekend, a great comeback win!

Schu
07-08-2011, 03:11 PM
Well done,Richard!
What a good way to start me Davis Cup weekend, a great comeback win!

Now cheer our U.S. boys on the a match up with France in September...

scmom
07-08-2011, 03:21 PM
Will do
But my , the Spanish team is pretty ,saw them eating dinner last night!
They looked pretty relaxed and were enjoying their meal. Even signed a few autographs for some kids

Still go ,Roddick - and as much as it pains me- go,Fish?

silverwhite
07-08-2011, 03:40 PM
Looks like I missed an epic heart attack :rolls:

Thank goodness I wasn't able to watch :o

Puschkin
07-08-2011, 03:48 PM
Thank goodness I wasn't able to watch :o
I could not watch either, but I am sorry to have missed it. Maybe some highlights will show up soon. I want to see MATCH POINT!

silverwhite
07-08-2011, 04:03 PM
Yeah, surely there'll be highlights :lol:

The DC website is not even fully updated with an article and photos yet :o

silverwhite
07-08-2011, 04:05 PM
OK. Looks like they just updated :lol:

http://www.daviscup.com/en/news/articles/live-pkohlschreiber-%28ger%29-v-gmonfils-%28fra%29.aspx

ImmzB
07-08-2011, 04:14 PM
Richard back in the blue! :)
Last time he wore that was in the DC tie vs Czech Republic in 2009 right?

Vlad1980
07-08-2011, 08:22 PM
This was really good comeback. Given that he had to deal with Mayer being not able to walk in 4th set to all of the sudden serving well and moving well in 5th, it wasn't easy by any means.
In third set, after Richard lost a break up lead, he looked defeated. I really though there is no way he could win, especially that it is on clay and match can go to 5 hour mark if he wants to battle in third set. What happend in third was Richard kept fighting, although honestly playing very average tennis at best. He was missing returns, missing easy forehands, was hitting his backhands short, etc. Mayer choked pretty badly in third set and was not there in 4th, but 5th set Richard played fairly well. This is only second time he comes back from 0-2 down, but it was huge.

Bravo Richard. Great fight.

Puschkin
07-08-2011, 09:45 PM
This was really good comeback. Given that he had to deal with Mayer being not able to walk in 4th set to all of the sudden serving well and moving well in 5th, it wasn't easy by any means.
In third set, after Richard lost a break up lead, he looked defeated. I really though there is no way he could win, especially that it is on clay and match can go to 5 hour mark if he wants to battle in third set. What happend in third was Richard kept fighting, although honestly playing very average tennis at best. He was missing returns, missing easy forehands, was hitting his backhands short, etc. Mayer choked pretty badly in third set and was not there in 4th, but 5th set Richard played fairly well. This is only second time he comes back from 0-2 down, but it was huge.

Bravo Richard. Great fight.

Under a similar scenario he lost to Youzhny 6-8 in the 5th set 2007. Youzhny could not move either for large parts of the match, but Richard could not deal with it. I totally agree with you, this was a huge win, even if he did not play his best tennis. Confidence-wise it might be much more important on the mid-term than a straight sets victory.

OddJob
07-08-2011, 10:49 PM
Very proud of Richie. I'm glad he found the mental strength to come through.

Puschkin
07-10-2011, 11:50 AM
:eek: I would not bet my house on seeing him playing there, to be honest.

I was right. I always doubted him playing there. Richard withdrew from Stuttgart.

Source: http://www.lequipe.fr/Tennis/breves2011/20110710_122324_gasquet-forfait.html

ImmzB
07-10-2011, 12:09 PM
I was right. I always doubted him playing there. Richard withdrew from Stuttgart.

Source: http://www.lequipe.fr/Tennis/breves2011/20110710_122324_gasquet-forfait.html

Hopefully it's not too serious, his next tournament is Montreal which is a month away. I won't be surprised if he asks for a WC into a tournament before that.

As goonayou from RG.net posted he's hoping for a WC into Hamburg, if he's asking then maybe it's not that serious, if he's fit enough to play then hopefully they give him one. :)

Hamburg is also ATP 500, so he can gain some points from there. :)

ImmzB
07-10-2011, 12:28 PM
http://www.welovetennis.fr/atp-stuttgart/37716-gasquet-declare-forfait

ATP - Stuttgart > Gasquet déclare forfait

Richard Gasquet a déclaré forfait pour l'ATP 250 de Stuttgart qui débute la semaine prochaine. S'il a invoqué une épaule douloureuse comme raison de son retrait, le numéro 11 mondial a surtout besoin de repos avant les grosses échéances que sont les Masters 1000 américains, l'US Open et la demi-finale de Coupe Davis. "Je vais prendre quelques vacances et en profiter pour faire un gros travail physique" a -t-il confié à la presse dans les allées du TC Weissenhof.

ATP - Stuttgart> Gasquet withdraws

Richard Gasquet has pulled out of Stuttgart ATP 250 which starts next week. If invoked a painful shoulder as a result of its withdrawal, the world number 11 really needs to rest before the big deadlines that are the 1000 U.S. Masters, U.S. Open and the semifinals of Davis Cup. "I'll take some vacation and take the opportunity to make a big physical work" he has told reporters in the halls of TC Weissenhof.

It looks like no tournament before Montreal then and a well deserved vacation for Richard and he says he will take this opportunity to work on the physical side.

Cloudygirl
07-10-2011, 12:29 PM
Interesting

Puschkin
08-12-2011, 10:46 AM
Metz http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=187807

and Beijing:

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?p=11258279#post11258279

ImmzB
08-16-2011, 01:50 PM
Beijing is a great tournament, nice to see Gasquet going there! :)

Puschkin
09-09-2011, 12:03 AM
According to

http://www.richardgasquet.net/V3/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=2556&sid=7b45bc993340ca332e39bfa0c049158c

Metz, Bejing, Shanghai, Basel and Bercy, no Vienna! :devil:

ImmzB
09-09-2011, 12:32 AM
According to

http://www.richardgasquet.net/V3/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=2556&sid=7b45bc993340ca332e39bfa0c049158c

Metz, Bejing, Shanghai, Basel and Bercy, no Vienna! :devil:

Interesting, only 1 ATP 250 tournament he will be playing from now till the season finishes. He should play either St Petersburg or Vienna!!

Puschkin
09-09-2011, 12:40 AM
Interesting, only 1 ATP 250 tournament he will be playing from now till the season finishes. He should play either St Petersburg or Vienna!!

I am afraid not. These announcements have been rather reliable in the past. Well, one might disagree, but at least he is consistent in his scheduling this year.

Cloudygirl
09-09-2011, 12:45 AM
top 20 scheduling. Play less tournaments, minimise injury. I think it's sensible.

ImmzB
09-14-2011, 02:58 AM
Richard is on the VIENNA entry list! Puschkin :yeah:

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?p=11367653#post11367653

Puschkin
09-14-2011, 07:44 AM
Richard is on the VIENNA entry list! Puschkin :yeah:

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?p=11367653#post11367653

:woohoo: :woohoo: I am positively surprised, now it just remains to hope that nothing will change.

Gagsquet
09-14-2011, 01:10 PM
That's a fucking good news. :yeah:

ImmzB
09-17-2011, 06:15 PM
As there is not a new thread for this season, I will post the Metz draw here.

Not a bad draw for Richard in Metz.

O.Rochus or Robert in R2.

http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2011/341/mds.pdf

ImmzB
09-20-2011, 11:54 AM
http://www.welovetennis.fr/moselle-open/39925-gasquet-jouera

Moselle Open > Gasquet jouera

Incertain en raison d'une blessure au coude, Richard Gasquet participera bien au Moselle Open 2011. Fabrice Santoro, président de la SA gérant le tournoi, l'a confirmé dans le Républicain Lorrain. "Aucun problème, Richard sera là."

Moselle Open> Gasquet will play

Uncertain because of an elbow injury, Richard Gasquet participate well Moselle Open in 2011. Fabrice Santoro, president of the SA running the tournament, was confirmed in the Republican Lorrain. "No problem, Richard will be there."

:) Hopefully his arm is much better now.

Puschkin
11-12-2011, 01:59 PM
I did not know where to post this:

http://www.trouville-deauville.maville.com/sport/detail_-Open-de-Caen-Gasquet-et-Simon-completent-un-plateau-de-reve_fil-2031802_actu.Htm

Richard playing a tournament in France mid December. Thanks to Laullie from rg.net for finding this.