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Gasquet Top Ten By End of Year or Much Sooner: Inevitable?

switz
06-19-2005, 11:22 PM
Barring some unforseen circumstance or an amazing drop in form when you look at the progress he has made in such a short space of time (already top twenty since being out of the top 100 pre Monte Carlo) and the relatively small amount of points to get there (around 200) and the fact he has virtually nothing of note to defend until clay next year - isn't it highly likely that Gasquet and Nadal will be firmly entrenched in the top 10 by year's end?

cartmancop
06-19-2005, 11:28 PM
I think with a good Wimbledon that is a possiblity. since he has nothing to defend until about March-April of next year...

Rogiman
06-19-2005, 11:45 PM
I hope so, but I doubt it.

lizabeth..*
06-20-2005, 12:07 AM
That would be lovely, but I'm not too sure.

Fedex
06-20-2005, 12:23 AM
He definitely will have a chance if he stays consistent.

tennisgirl19
06-20-2005, 12:32 AM
I would love to see that, but I think it might take awhile. I hope he proves me wrong.

switz
06-20-2005, 12:44 AM
i'm not saying it as a bias fan i just looked at the rankings. he seems very consistant these days and the points are not that much to make up.

ServeAlready81
06-20-2005, 12:44 AM
I think he has a shot.

silverwhite
06-20-2005, 03:01 AM
We're already estatic that he's in the Top 20. :lol: If anyone had told me this at the beginning of the year, I wouldn't have believed him.

NYCtennisfan
06-20-2005, 05:54 AM
He's #14 on the list right now and only 32 race points away from #10. I think he'll be top 10 before the year is done.

foul_dwimmerlaik
06-20-2005, 07:02 AM
I don't think it's inevitable, but he did amazingly well this year and I wish he'll continue to progress.

delsa
06-20-2005, 07:43 AM
We're already estatic that he's in the Top 20. :lol: If anyone had told me this at the beginning of the year, I wouldn't have believed him.
Exactly my thoughts. Answer:Maybe...

crouching
06-20-2005, 07:56 AM
Well, a Wimbledon semi should get him into the Top 10. It's not *that* difficult to conceive, although probably not too likely.

Failing which, a good run on the North American hardcourts (esp the Masters series tournaments and the USO) or a couple of good runs at the indoor Masters should do it too.

So maybe...

LuckyAC
06-20-2005, 08:03 AM
Well, he is 14 in the race, and supposedly more of a clay-courter, but obviously proving that out-dated.

joeb_uk
06-20-2005, 09:54 AM
I cant see him not making the top 10 (i am 95% sure he will make it).

Suzi
06-20-2005, 09:58 AM
im sure he will if not then by next yr deffo *i think* ;)

Halba
06-20-2005, 10:02 AM
Well put it this way..theres not a lot of competition at the moment...Gasquet should move into the top 10, even top 8 easily

i mean what other players are contending for top 10 spots this year? Not much. In fact a lot of players are doing average(e.g. Nalbandian, Coria, Gaudio,Henman) and will steadily move out of the top 10.

Gasquet and also Mario Ancic are definitely top 10 players, but obviously will take more time to develop their (larger) skill base than Rafael Nadal. Once they become top 10, they will almost be better than Nadal i reckon.

Cervantes
06-20-2005, 10:07 AM
At the US Open both Henman and Johansson have lots of points to defend, so that'll be two top 10 spots to play for. I think he'll probably manage to get there, but we also said that about Ljubicic at the beginning of the season. Gasquet just needs to focus on his game right now and that top 10 spot will come sooner or later.

Scotso
06-20-2005, 01:46 PM
Allez

SwissMister1
06-20-2005, 02:30 PM
Definitely inevitable.

lucashg
06-20-2005, 03:32 PM
I hope so, but it's coming the time where the likes of J. Johansson, Ancic, Ljubicic and Henman get a good amount of points (even if some have a lot to defend), it's gonna be definitely tougher for him from now on. With consistency and decent draws, maybe. But he needs to work on his fitness, otherwise it's unlikely he'll get there.

NATAS81
06-20-2005, 03:33 PM
Strange Wierd Inevitable Unprofitable Unbearable for fans

Shabazza
06-20-2005, 04:04 PM
I hope so, but it's coming the time where the likes of J. Johansson, Ancic, Ljubicic and Henman get a good amount of points (even if some have a lot to defend), it's gonna be definitely tougher for him from now on. With consistency and decent draws, maybe. But he needs to work on his fitness, otherwise it's unlikely he'll get there.
You've got a point here, it won't be as easy (and fast) anymore to walk to the top 10 as he did up till now this year, however his game is suited for hardcourt and even grass aswell - and I think he has a good chance to be top 10 at the end of this year!
We will see.. :)

NATAS81
06-20-2005, 04:45 PM
Depends what he goes at Wimby.

If he plays good and has an easy draw, I like him on hardcourt.

Hard to tell though.

10tele.com was a big thing for him.

Hardcourt I like his game there, but he didn't show me alot in the spring.

Dirk
06-20-2005, 04:50 PM
He could. He is very good on faster surfaces but let's be honest about his fitness which is not good and could hurt him in the summer.

NATAS81
06-20-2005, 04:52 PM
His fitness isn't too bad.

Nadal is the leader in that category.

But since this is about Richard, I like him on hardcourt.

Fitness won't play as big of a role as his development of backhand.