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When was Gasquets peak fitness level?

2003
05-29-2012, 10:06 PM
Ever since being back from the coke Ban he has never looked very fit out there on court, always perspiring. He had a bad record leading 2 sets to 0 always, but I dont think fitness was always to blame.

When was he at his fittest?

Coming back from 2 0 sets at Wimbledon 2007 vs Roddick was an anomoly, perhaps it was then?

Fireballer
05-29-2012, 10:08 PM
honestly who cares man?

Gagsquet
05-29-2012, 10:10 PM
No one cares. Be glad to not get infracted for this. Your thread making ability is going downhill. Take a coach.

Certinfy
05-29-2012, 10:23 PM
Back when he was on...


;)

Gagsquet
05-29-2012, 10:39 PM
MTF law 65 nid :facepalm:

156mphserve
05-29-2012, 10:56 PM
2014

Mountaindewslave
05-29-2012, 11:43 PM
2003 what has happened to your quality of threads.... of all questions anyone is considering discussing about.... :o

dodo
05-30-2012, 04:40 AM
Your thread making ability is going downhill.

2003 what has happened to your quality of threads....

trolls

Mountaindewslave
05-30-2012, 05:26 AM
trolls

as though your post was helpful? Gasquet was never known to have fantastic fitness, this is a very strange question to ask because it would be tough to determine and is pretty useless.

Gasquet doesn't seem that out of shape these days anyway, despite what 2003 says. it's possible he doesn't train enough to hone in on his game but he moves around the court fine.

always been in the head for Gasquet, his problems, not his body

leng jai
05-30-2012, 05:49 AM
as though your post was helpful? Gasquet was never known to have fantastic fitness, this is a very strange question to ask because it would be tough to determine and is pretty useless.

Gasquet doesn't seem that out of shape these days anyway, despite what 2003 says. it's possible he doesn't train enough to hone in on his game but he moves around the court fine.

always been in the head for Gasquet, his problems, not his body

Just because Gasquet is talented doesn't mean his only problem is his head. He simply doesn't possess the physique required for the level everyone expects him to be. Everyone who has watched him play Nadal and Ferrer would see that he virtually has no chance of winning because he is too physically weak to cope with their games. Too short and not enough upper body strength. He doesn't stand 2 metres behind the baseline for fun, he doesn't have the physical ability to consistently take balls at their top of the bounce. By standing further back it allows the ball to drop to the strike zone he is comfortable with (around waist height). It doesn't help he has fundamental issues with his technical game, such as a terrible rally forehand and a mediocre serve. His desire and fighting spirit are questionable at times as well.

Allez
05-30-2012, 06:21 AM
Seriously I think he's at his peak right now.

Gagsquet
05-30-2012, 08:06 AM
Just because Gasquet is talented doesn't mean his only problem is his head. He simply doesn't possess the physique required for the level everyone expects him to be. Everyone who has watched him play Nadal and Ferrer would see that he virtually has no chance of winning because he is too physically weak to cope with their games. Too short and not enough upper body strength. He doesn't stand 2 metres behind the baseline for fun, he doesn't have the physical ability to consistently take balls at their top of the bounce. By standing further back it allows the ball to drop to the strike zone he is comfortable with (around waist height). It doesn't help he has fundamental issues with his technical game, such as a terrible rally forehand and a mediocre serve. His desire and fighting spirit are questionable at times as well.

Right

Debatable

Wrong

Dougie
05-30-2012, 09:10 AM
He is capable of taking the ball on the rise, at least on his backhand-side, where his lack of physique is more than compensated by his technique. His forehand is another issue, but it's not THAT bad.

duchuy89
05-30-2012, 09:44 AM
Gasquets. Bad!

Fumus
05-30-2012, 10:32 AM
Gasquet sucks.

Chris Kuerten
05-30-2012, 10:38 AM
The year he beat Nadal for the last time.

2003
05-30-2012, 11:54 AM
Gasquet sucks.

He was THE Name in French tennis 5 or 6 years ago.

He was the Tsonga of that era, though not neally as much flair.

He always used to play with a hat on, loved him better then.

Fumus
05-30-2012, 01:10 PM
He was THE Name in French tennis 5 or 6 years ago.

He was the Tsonga of that era, though not neally as much flair.

He always used to play with a hat on, loved him better then.

I mean, he didn't always suck. He's still awesome to watch when he's on. He was once widely regarded as the next heir apparent to Federer...even labeled "baby Fed". He still has one of the best single handers in the game.

He never took it seriously enough, he's like many of the French guys who were phenomenally talented, cruised through the juniors often unchallenged(except against Nadal) and even on the pro-circuit Richard is able to win a lot of matches on pure skill/talent. He didn't have the correct mentality to work on his weaknesses (serve, fitness, forehand)....as say someone like even Nadal who has constantly improved and is ever working to get better.

He will have some big wins and maybe a few more titles but he'll never reach the level that was originally expected of him which, was to be at the top of the game winning multiple slams. In my opinion this makes him kind of a disappointment. I have much more respect for a player like Simon who makes the most of his talent, then a guy like Gasquet who I feel was given everything (except maybe the height) to be a grand slam winnner and dominant champion.

Looner
05-30-2012, 01:49 PM
I loved Gasquet when I could see him on my screen. Now I'm just wondering where the ball is coming from every single time I see his matches.

abraxas21
05-30-2012, 02:11 PM
gasquet needs to back to hitting the white lines in order to regain his peak fitness.

by white lines i mean the tennis court's perimeter of course.

nalbyfan
05-30-2012, 03:17 PM
He needs to hire Markus again...this coach wanted him to have a serious fitness program but Rrichie fired him, a big mistake IMO. Come back Markus !!

Leo
05-30-2012, 03:22 PM
as though your post was helpful? Gasquet was never known to have fantastic fitness, this is a very strange question to ask because it would be tough to determine and is pretty useless.

Gasquet doesn't seem that out of shape these days anyway, despite what 2003 says. it's possible he doesn't train enough to hone in on his game but he moves around the court fine.

always been in the head for Gasquet, his problems, not his body

This, all of this.

It's a weird question to ask because his fitness has never been an asset. 2003 referenced the 2007 Wimby match vs. Roddick with the comeback from 0-2 down, but that was a match of predominantly shotmaking and short points. It wasn't a grinding battle.

I think Gasquet's fitness now is maybe as good as it's ever been. Finally in the last year or so he's been winning a lot of matches and doing it consistently. Clay is where he shines the most, as evidenced by his win over Murray and playing Ferrer tough. He has a great shot at the QF here. Obviously being a steady Top 15 player isn't what many hoped for his career given his talent, but he has certain problems with his game that have proven hard for him to change or overcome. His return game simply isn't Top 10 calibre and his serve game isn't top-of-the-line either. He's good all around but the weaknesses are there.