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afterglows 12-29-2012 06:11 PM

Richie's new season - Doha + Aussie Summer 2013
 
Hi everybody, is there any Gasquetaire left here? :wavey:

Richie will start 2013 in Doha with a match vs a qualifier. Then he takes the winner of Fognini/Zemla.

I'm looking forward to see if his level of play is good at the moment.

ALLEZ RICHIE!!!

I have a question: if his ranking doesn't move in the next 2 weeks, will Richard get his highest seed number in a GS at AO 2013?

ImmzB 12-29-2012 09:13 PM

Re: Richie's new season - Doha + Aussie Summer 2013
 
Allez Richard!!

Not a bad draw in Qatar, Richard opens up against a Qualifier.

All the best and Qatar is being televised for the whole week in London!! :bounce:

Quote:

Originally Posted by afterglows (Post 12622429)
I have a question: if his ranking doesn't move in the next 2 weeks, will Richard get his highest seed number in a GS at AO 2013?

Richard's highest seeding was 8th at the 2008 Australian Open.

afterglows 12-29-2012 10:43 PM

Re: Richie's new season - Doha + Aussie Summer 2013
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ImmzB (Post 12622691)
Richard's highest seeding was 8th at the 2008 Australian Open.

Oh right. Thanks :)

GasquetGulbis 12-31-2012 05:28 PM

Re: Richie's new season - Doha + Aussie Summer 2013
 
Gasquet has a good chance to make the finals here. It's too bad there's no way for him to bump up from 9th seed to 8th seed at the Aussie Open. Quarter-finals anyone?

Puschkin 01-02-2013 06:26 AM

Re: Richie's new season - Doha + Aussie Summer 2013
 
Richard wins 6-3 6-4 against Hernych. 28 winners versus 15 UEs, but poor serving.

GasquetGulbis 01-02-2013 08:13 PM

Re: Richie's new season - Doha + Aussie Summer 2013
 
Richie comes back from a set down to win against Zemlja. Not a match that should have gone to three, but good to see Richie made a come back.

Puschkin 01-03-2013 05:40 AM

Re: Richie's new season - Doha + Aussie Summer 2013
 
A hard fought battle against a good opponent. Well done Richard for hanging in.

Puschkin 01-04-2013 05:47 AM

Re: Richie's new season - Doha + Aussie Summer 2013
 
6-1 6-3 against LAcko. I could not watch the match and I really don't know what to make from this. On GM they repeat the usual stuff about camping behind the baseline while friends who pmed me about the match report exactly the opposite: an unusual number of errors because he bashed on everything as fast as he could, notably in the second set. L'Equipe mentions beautiful BH winners, elsewhere I could read that the first BH winner came on match point. I really wonder if all those people watched the same match. ;)

So it is back to statistics and they show the best serve numbers in Doha so far. Good luck against Brands. :D

afterglows 01-04-2013 05:22 PM

Re: Richie's new season - Doha + Aussie Summer 2013
 
Richie in the final!! :rocker:

It's weird being a Gasquet's fan these days, after following Richie for so the many years, him being now the player who wins matches relying on experience, breaking at the good times, making comebacks...

GasquetGulbis 01-04-2013 05:32 PM

Re: Richie's new season - Doha + Aussie Summer 2013
 
Tsonga and Gasquet pulled out of Sydney. Gasquet I assume is just so he won't have to play 2 full tournaments before the Aussie Open. As bad as it sounds, I hope Tsonga's is something that may take him out of Aussie so Gasquet will get a top 8 seed.

Jozie 01-05-2013 05:03 PM

Re: Richie's new season - Doha + Aussie Summer 2013
 
Fabulous, first ATP title winner 2013. What a way to start the year!
Just amazed at how Richard has been able to bounce back when defeat is almost inevitable.
Well done Richie!! (and Piatti)... quite inspirational.
:bounce:

Gul 01-05-2013 05:04 PM

Re: Richie's new season - Doha + Aussie Summer 2013
 
He won:)))) love it !

Vlad1980 01-05-2013 05:07 PM

Re: Richie's new season - Doha + Aussie Summer 2013
 
Richard wins the title! I think this was the most impressive win from him so far, given this is a major tune up for a major. Beating a tough player like Davydenko (who just destroyed Ferrer in semis) should give him a lot of confidence, especially after he was down a set and a break and couple breakpoints. I watched 3 of his matches and although he did not play as aggressive as he did in the fall indoors, he fought just as much. I would like him to be a bit more aggressive with forehand and stay closer to baseline, but win is a win and it is a great start to the year! Hope he keeps it up at AO.

Also, he was tied with Almagro for 10th position in the rankings. What a way to solidify his top 10 status! :)

Puschkin 01-05-2013 05:25 PM

Re: Richie's new season - Doha + Aussie Summer 2013
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Vlad1980 (Post 12635697)
I would like him to be a bit more aggressive with forehand and stay closer to baseline, but win is a win and it is a great start to the year!

This will come with the confidence of winning. This is why this title was so important.

Well done Richard and what a fighting spirit throughout the week.

afterglows 01-05-2013 05:30 PM

Re: Richie's new season - Doha + Aussie Summer 2013
 
What a week : 8th title, #300 wins :hearts:

It's so great to see him win with this fighting spirit.

Let's hope this give him more confidence.
I also would like him to be more agressive, especially in the important points, on match point that was on a 2nd serve from Davy he did a step back although he usually makes a step forward to reach the baseline on second serves nowadays. He needs to take things in control on decisive points.

But let's focus on the positive right now. He showed plenty of heart right there. Also good defense.


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