I wouldn't bet on him getting an Eastbourne wildcard. Last year he was refused one. Didn't need it in the end anyway due to injury but I remember reading a news article where he'd asked for one and they'd said no. I'm not sure he would ask after that.
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The difference from last year and this year is Richard's ranking, he is ranked number 13 that has 2 count for something. Looking at last year WC, they gave 2 of them to the Brit players and 1 to Simon. I'm still hopeful he can get one if he is fit.
Some of the top seeded players may withdraw and the addition of Richard could do the tournament good.
"Gasquet a repris.
Touché à la cuisse droite pendant son 1/8ème contre Djokovic à Roland-Garros, forfait au Queen's, Richard Gasquet est tout à fait dans les temps pour Wimbledon. Il a repris la raquette hier et se rendra dès samedi à Londres pour y disputer deux matchs exhibitions, la semaine prochaine à Stoke Park. Gael Monfils sera également de la partie. "C'était une grosse contracture, limite élongation. La douleur n'a disparu qu'il y a deux jours." expliquait hier Gasquet."
"Gasquet has resumed.
Hit in the right thigh during his 1/8th against Djokovic at Roland Garros, Queen's package to Richard Gasquet is quite in time for Wimbledon. He took over the racket yesterday and will travel on Saturday to London to play two exhibition matches next week at Stoke Park. Gael Monfils will also be taking part. "It was a big spasm, limited elongation. The pain has disappeared two days ago." Gasquet explained yesterday. "
Djokovic et Gasquet s'entraînent à Londres
Novak Djokovic est arrivé à Londres. Le numéro 2 mondial s'est entraîné ce lundi avec Richard Gasquet sur les "practice courts" d'Aorangi. Il ne disputera pas le moindre match officiel avant Wimbledon. Gasquet, lui, est inscrit au Boodles Challenge, une exhibition qui débute demain.
i think it is kind of funny too.
personally i will never like nole and wish he would stay clear of gasquet!~
Well they certainly are 2 different personalities so in that sense I guess it is funny but other wise, I think it's great he's practicing with Djokovic.
I used to not like Nole at all but I think he's grown up and cut out a lot of his antics and now I like him and respect his obvious effort to change and get a new mature/get down to business attitude.
Not saying I'd like Richie to turn into a Nole - like there is any chance of that but imagine where Richard would be if he had Nole's new found physical strength and endurance and just a TINY BIT of Nole's confidence.....