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Official Gasquet's 2013 Schedule: Season Finished!

ImmzB
11-25-2012, 02:38 PM
31/12/2012 - Week 1: Doha - ATP 250 (Hard)
07/01/2013 - Week 2: Sydney - ATP 250 (Hard)
14/01/2013 - Week 3: Australian Open - Grand Slam (Hard)
21/01/2013 - Week 4: Australian Open - Grand Slam (Hard)
28/01/2013 - Week 5: Davis Cup - Vs. Israel (Indoor Hard)
04/02/2013 - Week 6: Montpellier - ATP 250 (Indoor Hard)
11/02/2013 - Week 7: Rotterdam - ATP 500 (Indoor Hard)
18/02/2013 - Week 8: Marseille - ATP 250 (Indoor Hard)
25/02/2013 - Week 9:
04/03/2013 - Week 10: Indian Wells - Masters 1000 (Hard)
11/03/2013 - Week 11: Indian Wells - Masters 1000 (Hard)
18/03/2013 - Week 12: Miami - Masters 1000 (Hard)
25/03/2013 - Week 13: Miami - Masters 1000 (Hard)
01/04/2013 - Week 14: Davis Cup - Vs. Argentina (Clay)
08/04/2013 - Week 15:
15/04/2013 - Week 16: Monte-Carlo - Masters 1000 (Clay)
22/04/2013 - Week 17: Barcelona - ATP 500 (Clay)
29/04/2013 - Week 18:
06/05/2013 - Week 19: Madrid - Masters 1000 (Clay)
13/05/2013 - Week 20: Rome - Masters 1000 (Clay)
20/05/2013 - Week 21:
27/05/2013 - Week 22: French Open - Grand Slam (Clay)
03/06/2013 - Week 23: French Open - Grand Slam (Clay)
10/06/2013 - Week 24: Halle - ATP 250 (Grass)
17/06/2013 - Week 25:
24/06/2013 - Week 26: Wimbledon - Grand Slam (Grass)
01/07/2013 - Week 27: Wimbledon - Grand Slam (Grass)
08/07/2013 - Week 28:
15/07/2013 - Week 29:
22/07/2013 - Week 30: Umag - ATP 250 (Clay)
29/07/2013 - Week 31:
05/08/2013 - Week 32: Montreal - Masters 1000 (Hard)
12/08/2013 - Week 33: Cincinnati - Masters 1000 (Hard)
19/08/2013 - Week 34:
26/08/2013 - Week 35: US Open - Grand Slam (Hard)
02/09/2013 - Week 36: US Open - Grand Slam (Hard)
09/09/2013 - Week 37:
16/09/2013 - Week 38:
23/09/2013 - Week 39: Bangkok - ATP 250 (Indoor Hard)
30/09/2013 - Week 40: Beijing - ATP 500 (Hard)
07/10/2013 - Week 41: Shanghai - Masters 1000 (Hard)
14/10/2013 - Week 42: Moscow - ATP 250 (Indoor Hard)
21/10/2013 - Week 43: Basel - ATP 500 (Indoor Hard)
28/10/2013 - Week 44: Paris - Masters 1000 (Indoor Hard)
04/11/2013 - Week 45: World Tour Finals (Indoor Hard)
11/11/2013 - Week 46:

ImmzB
11-25-2012, 02:40 PM
Doha: http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?p=12578917#post12578917

Sydney: http://www.apiainternational.com.au/2012/10/sydney-signs-on-star-studded-mens-line-up

Montpellier: http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?p=12619723#post12619723

ImmzB
12-23-2012, 04:24 PM
Rotterdam: http://www.tennisalternative.com/tennisspin-richard-gasquet-updates-his-2013-start-calendar-rn1908.html

ImmzB
01-08-2013, 06:07 PM
Marseille: http://www.tennisalternative.com/forum/viewthread.php?forum_id=5&thread_id=356

Puschkin
01-09-2013, 05:59 AM
:eek:

If he does reasonably well in Australian and gets selected for DC which is highly likely, he has no break till Marseille, as he plays Montpellier, Rotterdam, Marseille. Frankly, I see a withdrawal already coming now for one of these. Either this or he is really up to something huge in 2013.

ImmzB
01-15-2013, 10:52 PM
No Dubai this year for Gasquet. It was expected as he signed up for Montpellier, Rotterdam and Marseille. He also could be playing the Davis Cup tie which is before Montpellier.

ImmzB
03-08-2013, 09:28 PM
Barcelona: http://www.tennisalternative.com/tennisspinster-new-commitments-for-barcelona-and-munich-rn2093.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=facebook

I don't think Richard will play anymore ATP 250 until Queens. He already has 3 wins and 1 final and for him to count another ATP 250 tournament he would have to win it. So I think when the Estoril points drop, you will then see him play another event which most likely will be Queens.

ImmzB
04-30-2013, 06:07 PM
Richard will play Halle and not Queens this year!! :( :( I wanted to go watch Richard play this year. Arrgh!!


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Puschkin
05-02-2013, 06:24 AM
Richard will play Halle and not Queens this year!! :( :( I wanted to go watch Richard play this year. Arrgh!!
Bad for you, but Richard is getting pragmatic, a smaller tournament for the same number of points as Queens, plus Halle has a good reputation among players.

silverwhite
05-02-2013, 05:29 PM
Richard will play Halle and not Queens this year!! :( :( I wanted to go watch Richard play this year. Arrgh!!


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Can't make it for Wimbledon? :p

ImmzB
05-07-2013, 09:07 PM
Can't make it for Wimbledon? :p

Hopefully. :D

ImmzB
05-07-2013, 09:19 PM
Anyone know what Richard might be doing after Wimbledon?

4 weeks break or play some tournaments in Europe or the States? Personally I would like to play in Atlanta and maybe Bogota before that or even Washington before Montreal. It would be good to get used to the heat and getting used to big servers before the Masters and the US Open.

silverwhite
05-07-2013, 10:53 PM
Hopefully. :D

I'm going! Are you going to queue overnight? ;)

ImmzB
05-08-2013, 12:25 PM
I'm going! Are you going to queue overnight? ;)

Nice.

Not, if I get tickets before. :)

silverwhite
05-09-2013, 01:58 PM
Aren't the ballot results out already? :scratch:

ImmzB
06-11-2013, 08:06 PM
Aren't the ballot results out already? :scratch:

Will have to quee now.


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ImmzB
06-11-2013, 08:07 PM
Richard is playing Umag this year. He was awarded a WC last year but withdrew before the tournament.


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Puschkin
06-12-2013, 05:25 AM
Richard is playing Umag this year. He was awarded a WC last year but withdrew before the tournament.

:eek::eek::eek: This choice is outright weird.

DBR
07-05-2013, 10:37 AM
Looks like he will also be playing the Bank of Moscow Kremlin Cup in October.

http://www.kremlincup.ru/db/news/2686

Puschkin
07-05-2013, 12:08 PM
Looks like he will also be playing the Bank of Moscow Kremlin Cup in October.

How can he do this to me?

Vienna is in the same week. :fiery:

ImmzB
07-05-2013, 04:25 PM
How can he do this to me?

Vienna is in the same week. :fiery:

I guess the Moscow entry list will be weaker than the Vienna one.

hrn0618
07-06-2013, 01:18 AM
Omg. He'll be playing five tournaments in a row, right? We don't know his whole schedule yet, but according to last year's: Beijing, Shanghai, Moscow, Basel and Paris. They're all important tournaments he's unlikely to miss. If he doesn't play at all the tournaments above, it's strange for a top 10 player to concentrate too much on 250. Also he may be waiting as an alternate in London. If that's what he wants and for it he's packed, it's very contradictory..

Addition;
He may want more success in China, so if he successfully has a run there, he will cancel Moscow. Both Beijing and Shanghai are tough fields. He maybe wants to concentrate on them instead of playing Bangkok as a defending champ..hmm

ImmzB
07-10-2013, 05:29 PM
Instead of defending his points in Bangkok, he may decide to play either Metz or St Petersburg which starts 1 week after the US Open is finished. So instead of 3 tournaments back 2 back in Asia. He can play 2 weeks in Beijing/Tokyo and Shanghai and there's a weeks break between Metz/St Petersburg and Beijing/Tokyo. He then has Moscow immediately after the Asia tour and most likely Basel 500 and then Paris Masters!!!

DBR
07-17-2013, 12:15 PM
Is it just me or is anyone else now half-wishing that Richard had entered Hamburg as well as Umag?

I know he needed rest but it would have been good to get some extra points in the bag before Canada. Feels like a very important few weeks for his ranking.

Puschkin
07-17-2013, 12:40 PM
Is it just me or is anyone else now half-wishing that Richard had entered Hamburg as well as Umag?

I know he needed rest but it would have been good to get some extra points in the bag before Canada. Feels like a very important few weeks for his ranking.

I like to think that he is practising this week to have a serious go in Umag, after two weeks off. Had he played Hamburg, he would have gone there either unprepared or with only one week of a break. Both options do not look very promising to me. I feel after his close defeats in Roland Garros and Wimby he really needed a longer break. And with break I mean time away from the courts, not necessarily resting on his sofa. ;)

DBR
07-17-2013, 01:32 PM
I like to think that he is practising this week to have a serious go in Umag, after two weeks off. Had he played Hamburg, he would have gone there either unprepared or with only one week of a break. Both options do not look very promising to me. I feel after his close defeats in Roland Garros and Wimby he really needed a longer break. And with break I mean time away from the courts, not necessarily resting on his sofa. ;)


Yes, you are probably right. And I admire your nerves of steel!

I can’t help feeling jittery about Umag for some reason. Too many players have had good runs recently - Fognini, Verdasco, Janowicz... even Berlocq ... but as you say, hopefully Richard will be completely refreshed while they and most others will be exhausted. I hope Piatti will be back again too.

Puschkin
07-17-2013, 02:57 PM
I can’t help feeling jittery about Umag for some reason.
I am also jittery, very much so, I have made my arrangements for Umag, I do not want to see him withdraw.

DBR
07-17-2013, 03:40 PM
I am also jittery, very much so, I have made my arrangements for Umag, I do not want to see him withdraw.

Sorry, I didn’t mean to scare you – I meant I was jittery about how many points he will win at Umag, not that he might withdraw. I am sure he will be at Umag – I’m pretty sure he is obliged to be, and anyway, it would be nuts for his ranking if he didn’t go. Stan is only defending a 2nd rnd loss at Gstaad, never mind what happens later in Canada.

When are you going to Umag? :wavey:

Puschkin
07-17-2013, 03:55 PM
When are you going to Umag? :wavey:
Tuesday to Thursday.

DBR
07-17-2013, 05:00 PM
Tuesday to Thursday.

That sounds perfect. Hope you are taking a camera :)

By the way, did you see that Tsonga is going to the Hopman Cup with Marion this time, instead of Richard? I was sad to see that. It seemed to start Richard off on a great run last time. Not sure how that decision came about.

ImmzB
07-17-2013, 09:12 PM
That sounds perfect. Hope you are taking a camera :)

By the way, did you see that Tsonga is going to the Hopman Cup with Marion this time, instead of Richard? I was sad to see that. It seemed to start Richard off on a great run last time. Not sure how that decision came about.

Maybe Richard wanted to defend his Doha title?? I liked the Gasquet/Bartoli partnership.


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DBR
07-17-2013, 09:22 PM
Maybe Richard wanted to defend his Doha title?? I liked the Gasquet/Bartoli partnership

Yes, sorry – ignore me. I somehow got it into my head he played Hopman the week before Doha. Brainfreeze! I’m having quite a day (see my terrible French translation on the video thread!) Thank-you for keeping me right :)

Puschkin
07-18-2013, 06:04 AM
That sounds perfect. Hope you are taking a camera :)
You should know by now, that I am hopeless as a photographer. :o

DBR
07-18-2013, 10:35 AM
It looks like Richard will defend his title in Bangkok in September - week 39.

http://www.thailandopen.org/2012/news.php?nid=1085

Murray, Berdych, Raonic and Youzhny are also confirmed.

DBR
07-18-2013, 10:38 AM
You should know by now, that I am hopeless as a photographer. :o

Bad pictures are better than no pictures ;) But I'm sure they wouldn't be bad. :)

Puschkin
07-18-2013, 11:25 AM
Bad pictures are better than no pictures ;) But I'm sure they wouldn't be bad. :)
I am afraid you overestimate me in this repect.;)

scmom
07-18-2013, 06:27 PM
with or without pictures , enjoy your trip , Puschkin!

ImmzB
07-19-2013, 12:09 AM
It looks like Richard will defend his title in Bangkok in September - week 39.

http://www.thailandopen.org/2012/news.php?nid=1085

Murray, Berdych, Raonic and Youzhny are also confirmed.

Cool. :)

Allez Richard!!

T.C
07-20-2013, 11:55 PM
That sounds perfect. Hope you are taking a camera :)

By the way, did you see that Tsonga is going to the Hopman Cup with Marion this time, instead of Richard? I was sad to see that. It seemed to start Richard off on a great run last time. Not sure how that decision came about.

I believe the Hopman Cup is by invitation. I don't know if they invite each country or each player.

ImmzB
09-06-2013, 12:48 AM
Schedule updated on the 1st post.

Week 43 is blank because we don't know what Richard is playing, Basel or Valencia. Those entry lists come out next week.

ImmzB
09-09-2013, 08:07 PM
Richard stated in a interview, he will play Basel.

BestOfTheHistori
09-17-2013, 12:16 AM
That schedule gives him him a good shot at the WTF. However Tokyo and Valencia have a much easier field so that could have helped him.

DBR
09-17-2013, 10:48 AM
That schedule gives him him a good shot at the WTF. However Tokyo and Valencia have a much easier field so that could have helped him.

Yes, Tokyo only really has Murray and Tsonga from the top players, but the Beijing line-up is crazy strong.

Sorry if I'm posting this in the wrong place... but it's been announced that Richard, Stan and Lleyton Hewitt (defending champion) will play the Kooyong Classic in Melbourne, January 2014.

(Web source: http://www.aamiclassic.com.au/News)

ImmzB
09-17-2013, 07:51 PM
Yes, Tokyo only really has Murray and Tsonga from the top players, but the Beijing line-up is crazy strong.

Sorry if I'm posting this in the wrong place... but it's been announced that Richard, Stan and Lleyton Hewitt (defending champion) will play the Kooyong Classic in Melbourne, January 2014.

(Web source: http://www.aamiclassic.com.au/News)

Cool.

Any news what Richard will play in week 1 of the 2014 season? Will he defend Qatar or maybe start in Brisbane as he's playing the Kooyong classic the week after.

Puschkin
09-17-2013, 07:58 PM
but it's been announced that Richard, Stan and Lleyton Hewitt (defending champion) will play the Kooyong Classic in Melbourne, January 2014.
Has he ever done that before :confused:

scmom
09-17-2013, 10:05 PM
I don't believe he has ever played Kooyong before .

DBR
09-18-2013, 11:00 AM
Any news what Richard will play in week 1 of the 2014 season? Will he defend Qatar or maybe start in Brisbane as he's playing the Kooyong classic the week after.

I've not heard anything on those yet. Federer is the only player confirmed for Brisbane so far, but it makes sense that Richard might choose to play there now.

totoro_472
09-19-2013, 01:51 AM
Has he ever done that before :confused:

I believe he was invited to Kooyong when he was 16 or 17.

tami
09-19-2013, 09:04 AM
he was invited once before, and actually did pretty well - won against philippoussis and el-aynaoui, took a set from a then in-form agassi - so hopefully this will be a good preparation for him.....and in my hometown, i'll be sure to wish him the best :)

DBR
09-19-2013, 01:49 PM
I believe he was invited to Kooyong when he was 16 or 17.

and actually did pretty well - won against philippoussis and el-aynaoui, took a set from a then in-form agassi - so hopefully this will be a good preparation for him.....and in my hometown, i'll be sure to wish him the best :)

Thanks - I didn't know that. :) Apparently it was 2003, Richard was only 16, and he lost to Agassi, 6-2, 5-7, 7-5

Agassi had a lot of good things to say about him afterwards.

Web source: http://www.apnewsarchive.com/2003/Agassi-Praises-Gasquet-at-Kooyong/id-d2937562df9ae6f0bc5bf9c4e1c487f1

DBR
09-19-2013, 03:31 PM
It's just been announced that Andy Murray has withdrawn from Bangkok, with the following message on their website:

"The Thailand Open regrets to announce that Andy Murray has withdrawn from this year’s tournament. Andy’s management has informed us that he will be undergoing a surgical procedure this coming week, and they will be issuing a full press release shortly. We wish him a full and speedy recovery and look forward to welcoming him back to the Thailand Open in the coming years."

Web source: http://www.thailandopen.org/2013/news.php?nid=1092


I know he was having more back problems during the DC matches at Umag - not sure if this is what's being referred to.

Caly
10-04-2013, 01:13 PM
I'm not sure where this fits in terms of the official schedule/ off season but Richard is playing in Barbados Nov 28- Dec 1 http://www.thedreamcup.com/players/richard-gasquet/

Puschkin
10-17-2013, 08:01 PM
Selon les informations du journal Ouest France, Richard Gasquet, Benoit Paire et Michaël Llodra seront les têtes d'affiche de l'Open de Caen, tournoi exhibition disputé au Zénith de Caen du 8 au 11 décembre prochain. Le directeur de l'évènement, Aristide Olivier, devrait annoncer le nom d'un autre participant d'ici une quinzaine de jours. Il s'agirait d'une grosse tête d'affiche...

Source: http://wlt.welovetennis.fr/open-de-caen/74704-avec-paire-et-gasquet

DBR
10-17-2013, 08:23 PM
Selon les informations du journal Ouest France, Richard Gasquet, Benoit Paire et Michaël Llodra seront les têtes d'affiche de l'Open de Caen, tournoi exhibition disputé au Zénith de Caen du 8 au 11 décembre prochain. Le directeur de l'évènement, Aristide Olivier, devrait annoncer le nom d'un autre participant d'ici une quinzaine de jours. Il s'agirait d'une grosse tête d'affiche...

Source: http://wlt.welovetennis.fr/open-de-caen/74704-avec-paire-et-gasquet


Thanks Puschkin, so now in the off season he's playing:

The Dream Cup, November 28th - December 1st, Barbados,

Open de Caen, 8th - 11th December

Antares (I'm guessing it's in France?) - a charity event organised by Tsonga, 18th December

(http://www.lemainelibre.fr/actualite/tennis-jo-wilfried-tsonga-a-antares-le-18-decembre-avec-richard-gasquet-07-10-2013-68568)

The Dream Cup has released this quote from him:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BWph1mwCQAAADS4.jpg:large

DBR
11-13-2013, 03:20 PM
It looks like Rafa is also playing Doha (as well as Murray).. from his WTF press conference.

"I know I going to arrive to Abu Dhabi and Doha in probably not the best physical and tennis conditions because gonna be very short, the period of time I gonna have the chance to work. But I really hope that both events in Abu Dhabi and Doha give me a chance to prepare myself at my 100%, to be 100% ready for the first Grand Slam of the season."

Source: http://www.barclaysatpworldtourfinals.com/en/media/2013/interviews/nadal%202013%20final%20transcript

DBR
11-15-2013, 09:01 PM
Richard is playing Rotterdam - Source: http://www.abnamrowtt.com/players

Things are looking busy already. Looks like he made a good plan to play the exho at Kooyong and not the tournament at Brisbane. But I wonder if he will maybe skip Marseille in week 8 now???

30/12/2013 - Week 1: Doha - ATP 250 (Hard)
06/01/2014 - Week 2: Kooyong - Exhibition (Hard)
13/01/2014 - Week 3: Australian Open - Grand Slam (Hard)
20/01/2014 - Week 4: Australian Open - Grand Slam (Hard)
27/01/2014 - Week 5:*Davis Cup - Vs. Australia (in France, Indoor Clay)
03/02/2014 - Week 6: Montpellier- ATP 250 (Indoor Hard)
10/02/2014 - Week 7: Rotterdam - ATP 500 (Indoor Hard)

DBR
11-20-2013, 09:18 AM
Very impressive field at Doha... Richard will be 5th seed unless there are any withdrawals.

http://www.tennisworlditalia.com/ATP-DOHA---ENTRY-LIST-Rafael-Nadal-Ferrer-Murray-e-Berdych-al-via-articolo17049.html

Puschkin
11-20-2013, 11:45 AM
Very impressive field at Doha... Richard will be 5th seed unless there are any withdrawals.

Richard is definitely not doing things the easy way, a 250 where a Top Ten is the 5th seed, that does not happen too often. No first round byes in Doha either, while Federer and Wawrinka are "vulturing" in Brisbane and Chennai. Doha may be more interesting financially, though.

Whatever, I don't mind this choice, I am an adherent follower of the theory that only playing the best as often as possible will finally led to beating them.

DBR
11-20-2013, 02:35 PM
Richard is definitely not doing things the easy way, a 250 where a Top Ten is the 5th seed, that does not happen too often. No first round byes in Doha either, while Federer and Wawrinka are "vulturing" in Brisbane and Chennai. Doha may be more interesting financially, though.

No, and there's real depth throughout this Doha field too - incl. Kohli, Gulbis, Verdasco, Monfils. The organisers have done a great job. But every time Richard wins a tournament, he always promises to come back next year in his speech. He needs to stop doing that!

Whatever, I don't mind this choice, I am an adherent follower of the theory that only playing the best as often as possible will finally led to beating them.

Yes, normally I would agree on that, but with the seeding at AO being so important - and still a chance Murray will not play there unless he's fully fit/ fully competitive, so the no. 8 seed may be up for grabs - I would have liked to see Richard make sure of solid points this week to maintain his world no. 9 ranking. Of course, he can still do that - the hard way... very hard way - in Doha, but Tsonga and Raonic will look for cheap points and I'm 100% sure it will not be in Doha.

DBR
11-20-2013, 02:46 PM
Richard's also playing Marseille... so he's now playing the 1st 8 weeks of the new season.

http://www.open13.fr/actualites-2013-367.html

http://www.open13.fr/upload/actus-interviews-videos/joueurs-2014-367-2.jpg

kmaria28
11-20-2013, 03:23 PM
And where is his new coach? Annacone working with Stephens until the Australian Open.

Puschkin
11-20-2013, 04:56 PM
I would have liked to see Richard make sure of solid points this week to maintain his world no. 9 ranking. Of course, he can still do that - the hard way... very hard way - in Doha, but Tsonga and Raonic will look for cheap points and I'm 100% sure it will not be in Doha.
Tsonga is playing Hopman Cup in the first week of 2014. Raonic is 440 points behind Richard. Even if Richard loses first round in Doha, he can replace it with 90 Points from Bangkok, Raonic can't catch Richard even if he wins a tournament in the first week, second week is irrelevant, because the AO seeding is already done before the tournament in the second week ends.

DBR
11-20-2013, 05:27 PM
Tsonga is playing Hopman Cup in the first week of 2014. Raonic is 440 points behind Richard. Even if Richard loses first round in Doha, he can replace it with 90 Points from Bangkok, Raonic can't catch Richard even if he wins a tournament in the first week, second week is irrelevant, because the AO seeding is already done before the tournament in the second week ends.

See, this is why you're smarter than me! Because you know things. And remember them! I completely forgot about the Hopman Cup - Raonic is actually playing that too, with Bouchard.

And where is his new coach? Annacone working with Stephens until the Australian Open.

Oh that's a real shame, but it was maybe already being discussed with her before Richard had a vacancy. I remember Annacone did a month's trial with Federer before they made it official. Maybe he's doing something similar with Sloane?

Puschkin
11-20-2013, 05:41 PM
See, this is why you're smarter than me! Because you know things. And remember them! I completely forgot about the Hopman Cup - Raonic is actually playing that too, with Bouchard.
I am not smarter than you, I forgot than Raonic plays the Hopman Cup too. ;)

Oh that's a real shame, but it was maybe already being discussed with her before Richard had a vacancy. I remember Annacone did a month's trial with Federer before they made it official. Maybe he's doing something similar with Sloane?
I don't expect Richard to come up with a new coach immediately, i.e before the AO Open. I am not sure either if he spent last year's November/December with Piatti, look at Piatti's tweets from last year's November, December, they seem mainly from Monaco and hardly refer to Richard. I guess Richard was in Paris with Quétin at the time, might be similar this year with the new physical coach after his return from Barbados, if he really goes there which is still to be seen.

DBR
11-20-2013, 05:58 PM
I am not smarter than you, I forgot than Raonic plays the Hopman Cup too. ;)

In our defence, he is very forgettable. ;)

I don't expect Richard to come up with a new coach immediately, i.e before the AO Open.

No, that's true - he will take his time for a new coach. But Annacone was one of the people I hoped he would be talking with. It sounds like Sloane got to him first.

I am not sure either if he spent last year's November/December with Piatti, look at Piatti's tweets from last year's November, December, they seem mainly from Monaco and hardly refer to Richard. I guess Richard was in Paris with Quétin at the time, might be similar this year with the new physical coach after his return from Barbados, if he really goes there which is still to be seen.

I was wondering about that - not sure where Richard was last year, but FFT/ Paris seems much more likely. I think I saw a pic of Richard with the new trainer from 2-3 years ago, so at least hopefully they know each other and it will not be a completely new relationship.

Richard was at the France - Ukraine football match last night, so he is still in France. There are only 4 players at Barbados though, so I think he will go. He needs to tell them very soon, if he's not!

T.C
11-20-2013, 06:35 PM
I don't expect Richard to come up with a new coach immediately, i.e before the AO Open. I am not sure either if he spent last year's November/December with Piatti, look at Piatti's tweets from last year's November, December, they seem mainly from Monaco and hardly refer to Richard. I guess Richard was in Paris with Quétin at the time, might be similar this year with the new physical coach after his return from Barbados, if he really goes there which is still to be seen.

I remember Piatti was with Richard at the Australian Open (and I think he was at Doha as well, but don't quote me on that). Seb took over at Indian Wells. From what Richard said in London, Seb agreed to take on a few extra weeks so he may be with Richie from the beginning of the season. So theoretically, Richard has a few months to find a coach although personally, I wouldn't be comfortable not having one settled on by the time the Australian Open starts.

Who helps decide on his scheduling?! Doesn't he remember how tired he was by the time he hit Indian Wells? He keeps putting so much effort in 250s when he'd be better concentrating on going deeper into 1000s and slams. I'm sure appearance fees have influence but I don't think he should chase the money and points; he should manage his year so he can peak during the big tournaments. Look how well he did in Miami after getting a week's rest?

DBR
11-20-2013, 08:12 PM
Who helps decide on his scheduling?! Doesn't he remember how tired he was by the time he hit Indian Wells? ... Look how well he did in Miami after getting a week's rest?

Yes, it's looking hectic for the first 8 weeks but I guess with his home commitments (Montpellier, Marseille and D.C) it was always going to be like that. He does get 1 week off between Marseille and IW though... the wk of 24th Feb - when Dubai, Acapulco and Sao Paulo are played.

DBR
11-21-2013, 12:44 PM
I don't expect Richard to come up with a new coach immediately, i.e before the AO Open. I am not sure either if he spent last year's November/December with Piatti, look at Piatti's tweets from last year's November, December, they seem mainly from Monaco and hardly refer to Richard. I guess Richard was in Paris with Quétin at the time, might be similar this year with the new physical coach after his return from Barbados, if he really goes there which is still to be seen.

Puschkin, you have an uncanny sixth sense about these things... The Dream Cup in Barbados has apparently been cancelled due to player withdrawals.

From journalist, Mike Dickson on twitter...


Mike Dickson ‏@Mike_Dickson_DM 48m
Andy Murray's plans to return to public tennis action at next week's Dream Cup in Barbados scuppered as event has been cancelled.

Mike Dickson ‏@Mike_Dickson_DM 46m
Not connected to any injury setback for Murray, was ready to play but local promoters hit problems and other players withdrew.

Edit - Apparently it was Richard who withdrew because of injury. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/tennis/article-2511192/Andy-Murray-injury-return-delayed-Dream-Cup-cancelled.html

Puschkin
11-21-2013, 01:44 PM
Puschkin, you have an uncanny sixth sense about these things... The Dream Cup in Barbados has apparently been cancelled due to player withdrawals.
confirmed here:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/tennis/article-2511192/Andy-Murray-injury-return-delayed-Dream-Cup-cancelled.html

I don't have a 6th sense, just many years of following Richard. In his last interview in London he clearly said, he wants to relax at home and not taking a plane to go somewhere, from that moment onwards, I doubted his appearance in Barbados. ;)

T.C
11-21-2013, 02:06 PM
I seriously doubt the Dream Cup was cancelled simply because Gasquet pulled out. I have a feeling those "financial problems" were the primary reason. Perhaps they couldn't get TV coverage therefore couldn't pay the players enough to induce them to leave home after such a long season.

Puschkin
11-21-2013, 02:14 PM
I seriously doubt the Dream Cup was cancelled simply because Gasquet pulled out.
Of course not. Murray, del Potro and Almagro were also scheduled to play. It is just the daily mail, pointing at Richard. :o

DBR
11-21-2013, 07:32 PM
Official Dream Cup statement - from tournament facebook site - https://www.facebook.com/thedreamcup/posts/604498636274552

**** POSTPONEMENT NOTICE

The Dream Cup tennis tournament scheduled for November 28 to December 1, 2013, in Barbados, has been postponed until 2014 on a date to be confirmed in the near future. This postponement has resulted from player injury, which will prevent the hosting of the inaugural Dream Cup Barbados.

In a statement released on November 15, Richard Gasquet stated:
"Unfortunately I will not be able to attend the Dream Cup at the end of this month. I would like to apologize to all the fans there since I was really looking forward to travelling to Barbados for the first time. Sadly I have injured my elbow and following my doctor's advice I need to refrain from playing tennis for a minimum of three weeks. I will look forward to coming back in the near future".

When notified of Richard Gasquet’s injury, attempts were immediately made to secure a replacement player of equal caliber, but unfortunately these were unsuccessful, as contingency players had already confirmed alternate plans at this late stage.

We, the organizers, believe it is in the best interest for all concerned to postpone this year’s event and focus on providing the unique and high quality event promised for the public and ESPN viewership in 2014. It is an unfortunate situation but circumstances resulting in this postponement are beyond our control. We sincerely apologize to all for any inconvenience this may have caused, and we look forward to seeing you in 2014.

Information on ticket refunds will be released Friday, November 22, 2013.

T.C
11-22-2013, 05:44 AM
Huh, I guess Richie's withdrawal precipitated the cancellation. Silly of the event not to have back-up players in the wings. there must be another tennis player who trains in Florida. the bollitieri academy is right there for goodness' sakes.

I wonder if he really has an elbow injury; I understand all players have niggles but I wonder if this is a fresh injury. whatever it may be, I hope he recovers quickly and able to hit balls soon.

Puschkin
11-22-2013, 06:37 AM
I wonder if he really has an elbow injury; I understand all players have niggles but I wonder if this is a fresh injury. whatever it may be, I hope he recovers quickly and able to hit balls soon.
I also doubt that this is a new injury, on the other hand, he did not serve well in London, so an ellbow nigggle is well possible + he has to sort out his new coaching team which might also require some work.