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Marseille QF: Del Potro beats Gasquet, 7-5 7-6(5)

LocoPorElTenis
02-24-2012, 06:38 PM
Gasquet had sps in both sets. Del Potro didn't play well but he found a player who is even mentally weaker than he is.

LocoPorElTenis
02-24-2012, 06:39 PM
Actually the tb was quality... Del Pony just seems to take a looong time to get into matches lately... he also served pretty well.

LawrenceOfTennis
02-24-2012, 06:40 PM
Better player won.
Juan did not play well at all though. Needs to step it up against Tsonga.

Cloudygirl
02-24-2012, 06:40 PM
Pony deserved the win. Entertaining tie break

SheepleBuster
02-24-2012, 06:41 PM
Thank you Lord. Why is Gasquet even playing? He is so mentally weak he could fall to pieces during the match. But I like how Del Po thanked the rude French crowd for shutting up all the time :D

Voo de Mar
02-24-2012, 06:41 PM
High quality tennis :yeah:

Del Potro saved set points in both sets which is a good turnaround for him because lately he was losing set point-up sets too often.

philosophicalarf
02-24-2012, 06:42 PM
Great performance by Gasquet



......



Except for the bit where he lost in straight sets.

Allez
02-24-2012, 06:44 PM
Same old same old

samanosuke
02-24-2012, 06:45 PM
As always great court positioning from Gasquet :yeah: . What's wrong with Gaquet and people who are leading him all these years ? Running 3 meters behind baseline and when he can't run anymore he tries desperate shot and if it goes in his camp is impressed . Instead of clap they should punish him for every point like that . Maybe this game would bring results to someone else but with all that he isn't a great mover and his defensive skills aren't good . Really case for monitoring

Puschkin
02-24-2012, 06:47 PM
This was a good match, and certainly Richard's best this year.

del Potro served well at the important moments and this made the differnce.

green25814
02-24-2012, 06:49 PM
With Gasquet's shotmaking ability he really should be stepping into the court and taking the ball early. Instead, he tries to play like Albert Montanes 10 feet behind the baseline. He's just a tactical mess.

gulzhan
02-24-2012, 06:50 PM
Beautiful shots by Gasquet, both FHs and BHs. Pity Del Potro was solid. Still, as a Richard's fan, I am optimistic about the coming US Masters.

ImmzB
02-24-2012, 06:52 PM
Gasquet played a good match today and had set points in both sets but couldn't convert and also hit some GREAT winners. Credit to Del Potro, he served great on the big points!!

Gasquet, take this kind of form/level into Dubai please!!

This was a good match, and certainly Richard's best this year.

+1

samanosuke
02-24-2012, 06:52 PM
now I see why Gasquet plays like this . His fans are also satisfied with it :facepalm:

Sunset of Age
02-24-2012, 06:52 PM
This was a rather good match, especially that TB.
Very clutch from Del Potro when necessary, some disputable tactics from Gasquet, but on the whole... good stuff.
Congrats to JMDP - now go and win the whole thing you big teddybear. :D

viruzzz
02-24-2012, 06:54 PM
Loved the match.
The weird fact is that if the scoreline was for the other side with the same score, it would be fair too.
Both players played really good. Tennis won today.

Naudio Spanlatine
02-24-2012, 06:59 PM
I LOVE THIS MATCH THE BEST BY FAR:bowdown: :bowdown:

DELPO:inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :kiss: :kiss:

GASQUET:sad: :hug: :smooch: :smooch:

lucyfur
02-24-2012, 07:00 PM
Vamos!

cutesteve22
02-24-2012, 07:10 PM
god, Richard just couldn't make a good shot when faced big points...

cobalt60
02-24-2012, 07:22 PM
:banana:

MuzzahLovah
02-24-2012, 07:33 PM
I didn't see the second set, but the first set was vintage gasquet. Go down an early break inexplicably, thoroughly outplay Del Po from then on, breaking back and getting break points in other games, beautiful serves and winners, holding at love etc, then get two set point on Del Po's serve. Proceed to lose the next 10/11 points at the end of the set from the slightest bit of pressure.

His tactics and mentality are such a mess it just reemphasizes his wasted talent.

rocketassist
02-24-2012, 07:42 PM
Beautiful shots by Gasquet, both FHs and BHs. Pity Del Potro was solid. Still, as a Richard's fan, I am optimistic about the coming US Masters.

I dunno, Rory's in good form. Hard to look past him.

samanosuke
02-24-2012, 09:44 PM
I really can't believe wtf i am reading here . Gasquet couldn't have played tactically worse match and his fans are proud on him, just little luck decided . this place is more screwed than we all think

Gasquet is Monfils just without athletic and clowning abilities

SheepleBuster
02-24-2012, 09:56 PM
Gasquet is a mug and he will never be anyone. He won't be remembered 10 years from now. The highlight of his career was the ban thing getting overturned. That's all folks.

ossie
02-24-2012, 10:00 PM
gascoke never knew what hit him, props to him for taking 11 games from the goat though.

fast_clay
02-24-2012, 10:07 PM
people are waiting for the clutchpony they remember pre-wrist... but, the only way you get more clutch game is to see more clutch moment...

i also feel rory will place well at the masters...

Time Violation
02-24-2012, 10:19 PM
I really can't believe wtf i am reading here . Gasquet couldn't have played tactically worse match and his fans are proud on him, just little luck decided . this place is more screwed than we all think

Gasquet is Monfils just without athletic and clowning abilities

Lol, "beautiful game/shots" and "lost in straights" seems to be enough to describe this match as well as the career in some way :p

duong
02-24-2012, 10:54 PM
The second set was great quality, very entertaining, and Del Potro was very good mentally in this match

Gasquet can only regret first set and that he wasn't more aggressive with his backhand on big points : he was on fire with this shot but quite often on important points he didn't hit it.

duong
02-24-2012, 11:00 PM
As always great court positioning from Gasquet :yeah:

they know better than you :shrug:

that's where Gasquet feels comfortable both for backhand and forehand because of his large preparation.

Anyway he can play great that way :shrug:

and to be true in second set he went much more into the court, but was too passive on big points, that's the bad point imo.

yuri27
02-24-2012, 11:35 PM
Gasquet is a joke who is redifining the words "choke" and "wasted talent".
He is the precise definition of what a highly talented player should not do.
He will at least be remembered for that.

Sunset of Age
02-24-2012, 11:36 PM
Gasquet is a joke who is redifining the words "choke" and "wasted talent".
He is the precise definition of what a highly talented player should not do.
He will at least be remembered for that.

Richie27 :p :haha:

BroTree123
02-24-2012, 11:39 PM
Really poor quality from both guys :facepalm:, but was kinda NID in the end anyawy.

Guest12315544
02-25-2012, 07:30 AM
:sad: for Richie. Happy for Juan :)

Gillouthe best
02-25-2012, 08:58 AM
Gasquet played good overall, but missed his game at key moments. Wasting SP's at both sets :mad:

Vida
02-25-2012, 10:16 AM
we need gasquet at the top of the game.

Gagsquet
02-25-2012, 05:40 PM
Is this a gag. Yes a Gagsquet.

Naudio Spanlatine
02-25-2012, 06:08 PM
Is this a gag. Yes a Gagsquet.

:superlol: :superlol: