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Blackbriar 02-28-2011 10:47 AM

Do you think Richard Gasquet could be top 10 again?
 
Gasquet recently reached SF of Dubaļ and is now back to 21 in the world. Youngest posters may not remember that in 2007-2008 Gasquet was top 10 during a total of 35 weeks. More than many players considered by some to be better than him. He has fallen down as far as 86 last year after he was suspended for unfair reasons. It has been proved he was innocent but he lost 4 months of tennis in the process so this ranking obviously does not reflect his real level.

He is now close to top 20 without playing his best tennis. Does he have what it takes to go higher? Does he have what it takes to be a top 10 again in 2010s era? and if not which ranking is most suited for him?

Topspindoctor 02-28-2011 10:49 AM

Re: Do you think Richard Gasquet could be top 10 again?
 
Nope. He is not talented enough or dedicated enough to be in top 10. He is more top 15-30 material for a couple of more years, then he'll drop off.

ossie 02-28-2011 10:53 AM

Re: Do you think Richard Gasquet could be top 10 again?
 
nah, his time has passed, he had his chance. he should retire and organize coke-parties for ex-tennis players.

Hellraiser 02-28-2011 11:01 AM

Re: Do you think Richard Gasquet could be top 10 again?
 
No fuckin' way for TOP10

He gonna exist between TOP30-TOP50

Sonja1989 02-28-2011 11:04 AM

Re: Do you think Richard Gasquet could be top 10 again?
 
Around 30.

Pirao666 02-28-2011 11:30 AM

Re: Do you think Richard Gasquet could be top 10 again?
 
He would need to consistently make QF in Masters events for that, and I don't think he can do it TBH.

emotion 02-28-2011 11:33 AM

Re: Do you think Richard Gasquet could be top 10 again?
 
Tbh, he's a bit overrated as is. How is he ahead of Monaco,Monty, Nalby? And even with Baghdatis??!

oranges 02-28-2011 12:13 PM

Re: Do you think Richard Gasquet could be top 10 again?
 
With his current game and form, no. Is there ample room to improve both, most certainly. Staying injury free is a must, though, nothing will come off it if he plays two tournaments than has to sit for three.

Quote:

Originally Posted by djokovicgonzalez (Post 10813347)
Tbh, he's a bit overrated as is. How is he ahead of Monaco,Monty, Nalby? And even with Baghdatis??!

By virtue of not showing up only on clay? Seriously, ridiculous comparison. Even at his current mediocre level, he can play Monty and Pico on clay and outplay them on hard and especially grass. What are you smoking?

1987518LPF 02-28-2011 01:53 PM

Re: Do you think Richard Gasquet could be top 10 again?
 
Top 20

aberdons 02-28-2011 01:55 PM

Re: Do you think Richard Gasquet could be top 10 again?
 
He has a couple of finals to defend in the middle of the year, but a decent French Open draw and a couple of good runs could see him comfortably in the top 20. There's too much quality in the top 10 this year for him to really challenge the big boys, and with Del Potro playing his way into form there may be even less room at the top

Puschkin 02-28-2011 02:01 PM

Re: Do you think Richard Gasquet could be top 10 again?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by djokovicgonzalez (Post 10813347)
Tbh, he's a bit overrated as is. How is he ahead of Monaco,Monty, Nalby? And even with Baghdatis??!

:rolleyes: Because he has scored more points. Plain and simple.

It is too bad that he is injured again, he has virtually nothing to defend up to Nice. And he missed Wimbledon last year.

Ibracadabra 02-28-2011 02:17 PM

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He's talented enough.

Elbarto 02-28-2011 02:19 PM

Re: Do you think Richard Gasquet could be top 10 again?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Blackbriar (Post 10813319)
He is now close to top 20 without playing his best tennis.

I think the max ranking for Gasquet is top 15,

he is very talented, good tennis but nowadays the most important weapons for a player are the physical and the fighting spirit, you don't need to produce a high sophisticated/technical tennis, a basic style tennis ( good serve and solid defense on the baseline )+ good physical and mental/warrior style are enough to be in the top 10,

Gasquet doesn't have a solid physical, he is often injured, he seems to choke during key points and he has difficulties to win against top 5 players ( the psychological barrier is too high for him ),

that's why I think Gasquet can not be in the top 10, he can win one or two big tournaments ( ATP500, maybe a masters 1000 if he is lucky with the draw ) but win a grand slam seem to me an utopian view,

he is a good top 20 player and I think Gasquet will be happy to stay top 20

Schu 02-28-2011 02:20 PM

Re: Do you think Richard Gasquet could be top 10 again?
 
Top 10 not likely, even with lots of work his basic stroke technique just isn't fit for today's game. A great grass season and an injury free rest of the season could get him close.

If he stays injury free for more than 2 tournaments, consistent Top 20 is possible especially if he can build on the glimpses of more aggressive play seen in parts of his Dubai matches.

henke007 02-28-2011 02:45 PM

Re: Do you think Richard Gasquet could be top 10 again?
 
Top 15 tops but never top 10 again.


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