Miami R16: Gasquet def Almagro 6-7, 7-5, 7-6 [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

Miami R16: Gasquet def Almagro 6-7, 7-5, 7-6

BackhandDTL
03-26-2013, 08:00 PM
The real #10 and better one-handed backhand won.

That nerves in this match were all over the place, especially in the last few games.

EnriqueIG8
03-26-2013, 08:00 PM
Great match. Lot of vamosing/allezing.

Gasquet continues his steady year.

orangehat
03-26-2013, 08:00 PM
Almugro :lol:

Starting the 3rd set TB with a DF :rolls:

GSMnadal
03-26-2013, 08:00 PM
I expected a tiebreak bagel in the third.

redshift36188
03-26-2013, 08:01 PM
Good match. Gasquet is finally adapting to the elite pace of tennis, Sanya should be pleased by this performance.

n8
03-26-2013, 08:01 PM
Every one of Almagro's hard court losses this year have been painfully close.

coolfish1103
03-26-2013, 08:02 PM
Game of chokes :eek:

MariaV
03-26-2013, 08:02 PM
Yes yes great win for Richard!!!! :bounce: :bigclap: :dance: :bounce: :bigclap: :dance: :bounce: :bigclap: :dance:

xcom
03-26-2013, 08:03 PM
Some amazing rallies in this one with 2 of the best 1 handed backhands in the world, if not the best.

http://i.imgbox.com/adq1fqBy.png

Andreas
03-26-2013, 08:03 PM
I thought it was an awful match :tape: Almugro was dire, hitting every 2nd shot into the net and reached a total of around 60 unforced errors. Gasquet was pretty much just moonballing.

Pratik
03-26-2013, 08:04 PM
Once again Gasquet had an extremely slow start. Completely messed up the first TB. Should have been a two set win. He was still far from his level in the Rochus match(2nd set).

Next up, Berdych or Querrey.

Puschkin
03-26-2013, 08:04 PM
Yes! Yes! Yes! Well done, Richard! 3 Aces in the deciding breaker. :worship:

avb
03-26-2013, 08:05 PM
Good game from both, the best match which I've seen in Miami

afterglows
03-26-2013, 08:06 PM
Great win for Richard vs a player that is close to him!!

Sanya
03-26-2013, 08:06 PM
That backhand at 3-3, 15-30 in 3d set by Richie... You won`t see this kind of shot twice in your life. :drool:

Match was OK, not as great as drama though, but decent. The most positive thing for me is Gasquet`s attitude here - he came back from two breaks in 1s set, earned two sps only to lose the set then, but didn`t lose focus. Gasquet 2.0 here we go. :worship:

Gandalf
03-26-2013, 08:06 PM
Nice match, but Almagro must have the worst tennis brain in the tour. Lost his serve in the 3rd set asking for a hawkeye that he even knew was wrong (he was sitting before the replay was showed). Even if Gasquet lost his serve dumbly immediately after, he couldn't play steady enough to capitalize.

Still, this should do good to Richard, this year he is becoming a fighter. Now, if only he could beat Berdych...

silverwhite
03-26-2013, 08:08 PM
Game of chokes :eek:

This :lol:

In the first set, Almagro led *4-1 and *4-3 40-0, then Gasquet had 2 SPs at 5-4* 40-15. It went to a TB, and Gasquet won only 1 more point from *2-1 up. In the third set, Gasquet got broken from *4-3 30-0.

The quality wasn't great. The two TBs were especially poor from the respective players who lost them :help: Gasquet did hit an amazing BH at 3-3 30-30 (?) in the third though :lol:

Sanya
03-26-2013, 08:08 PM
Good match. Gasquet is finally adapting to the elite pace of tennis, Sanya should be pleased by this performance.

:yeah: He was fighting the whole match - it`s always almost the only thing I want. Now crash Berdych, please. ;)

Vlad1980
03-26-2013, 08:08 PM
Richard's fight and more effective first serve won him this match. Overall, he played too passive and often points were on Almagro's racquet, which he happened to mess up more often than not.

Newcomer
03-26-2013, 08:10 PM
:superlol: Almagro :superlol:
That was last victory for Pusher. Very physical match. Can't see him beating even 30% of T-Berd.

born_on_clay
03-26-2013, 08:10 PM
I feel sorry for Almagro

BackhandDTL
03-26-2013, 08:11 PM
It wasn't that bad of a match. Not every exchange that ends in an error is low-quality. You had a lot of intense exchanges between these two, with Almagro usually being the aggressor and Gasquet weathering the storm and moving him around.

Richie's ability to displace his opponents with angles is really quite underappreciated, and he did a great job of unsettling Almagro with them today.

T.C
03-26-2013, 08:13 PM
Well done, Richie! Finally showing a fighting spirit!

DarkMarc
03-26-2013, 08:17 PM
Poor Almagro losing so many close matches this year - i feel for him. But yay Gasquet!

Topspindoctor
03-26-2013, 08:18 PM
Looks like Gascoke finally decided to use some of his prize money to purchase a spine :eek: good results for the French pusher :yeah:


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MuzzahLovah
03-26-2013, 08:18 PM
I did not predict the gasquet comeback at all. He had set points and then he lost the first set and I thought he was done.

Good job richie :yeah:

Schu
03-26-2013, 08:20 PM
That backhand at 3-3, 15-30 in 3d set by Richie... You won`t see this kind of shot twice in your life. :drool:

Match was OK, not as great as drama though, but decent. The most positive thing for me is Gasquet`s attitude here - he came back from two breaks in 1s set, earned two sps only to lose the set then, but didn`t lose focus. Gasquet 2.0 here we go. :worship:

Ditto - everything you said. Match was decent with a few fantastic shots and some :facepalm: shots as well. Some may say Gasquet was just pushing but he moved Almagro around well, ran down his shots and SMARTLY waited till Almagro missed or till he had a clean opening for a winner - that's NOT pushing, that's just SMART tennis. Gasquet certainly could have been more aggressive but against Almagro the smarter play was to let Almagro self destruct.

But it was Gasquet's attitude, fight and fitness that got him through this match. There were many opportunites to just pack it up for Gasquet but he didn't, he kept focus, stayed positive and did not give up. ANd yes I said fitness, that was a very physical match - many long rallies for over 2.5 hours and Gasquet looked like he still had energy to spare.

Allez Richie 2.0!

fede37
03-26-2013, 08:23 PM
I love you Richie and thanks !! :hearts::bowdown::bowdown:
great match ! :worship: so so so happy :D
please keep winning :angel::angel:

http://img600.imageshack.us/img600/5340/d67720d34f43da494db575a.gif

Almugro :wavey:

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m67f3sXBKX1rxcvvgo1_500.gif

Andi-M
03-26-2013, 08:25 PM
Why is it always like this with Nico? Should have won :(

Fairplay to Gasquet though for holding his nerve.

nole_no1
03-26-2013, 08:26 PM
I didn't really see this coming

ImmzB
03-26-2013, 08:27 PM
Yessssssss!!! Allezzzzzz!!!!

timafi
03-26-2013, 08:55 PM
yes yes yes :woohoo:

motorhead
03-26-2013, 08:57 PM
That backhand at 3-3, 15-30 in 3d set by Richie... You won`t see this kind of shot twice in your life. :drool:



:worship:

Puschkin
03-26-2013, 09:03 PM
:worship:

Around 7.15. Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhJOmt8O3Hs

ogbg
03-26-2013, 09:06 PM
That was a really entertaining match.

Sombrerero loco
03-26-2013, 10:22 PM
gasquet played quite bad, he was lucky that almugro is a headcase
anyway, so happy to see richard taking the victory here :hearts:

Honestly
03-26-2013, 10:26 PM
I'm liking this result and Gasquet's consistency of late. He seems like a different player these days.

leng jai
03-26-2013, 11:44 PM
Huge scoreline. Almagro has looked cooked mentally since the AO debacle.

BackhandDTL
03-27-2013, 12:07 AM
Huge scoreline. Almagro has looked cooked mentally since the AO debacle.

You'd never know the way his enormously large head still tremors with every overdone "vamos" he cries in any one match.

gulzhan
03-27-2013, 12:10 AM
Great result. Richard came back from being a set down and won TB in the decisive set, that's all that matters to me as a Gasquet fan :cheerleader:

yuri27
03-27-2013, 12:22 AM
I'm liking this result and Gasquet's consistency of late. He seems like a different player these days.

He's never been as far from the top players as he is right now so let me laugh a little bit about the "Gasquet is a different player this year".
Oh yes, he is different in the way that he would now be lucky to score more than 5-6 games in a set against the likes of Djoker, Nadal, Fed, Murray, Berdych or Del Potro while he was regularly capable of taking sets from them few years ago.
So much for the improved Gasquet....

BackhandDTL
03-27-2013, 12:27 AM
inb4 yuri goes on to list Gasquet's opponents thus year, as he has in almost every Gasquet-related thread of 2013...

Pratik
03-27-2013, 02:34 AM
With Tipsarevic's loss, Gasquet if now #9 and is closing the gap with Tsonga fast too. :yeah:

BroTree123
03-27-2013, 03:39 AM
Almagro losing a big match is so NID.

Dark Knight
03-27-2013, 03:42 AM
Just like i thought. Richie pulls it off in 3. Nice match.