I STAND BY GASQUET: The Flapping Wings of Realized Potential

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  1. heninfan99

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    I love his game so much. I believe he can win a slam. I believed in Goran his whole career and when he was unseeded and cast aside by most everyone.

    I know what you're thinking: court positioning, too passive, the forehand BLAH BLAH BLAH --I don't care about any of that and in 2013 he overcame all those things and he used many strategies and positivity to great success. His realized potential will be amazing to see. Embrace it!
    It can happen! Bests.

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    --special reference to the Fed Golden Eagle post. This is a mere companion post.
     
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  2. MindoverMatter

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    You do realize he just lost in the 3rd round to Tommy Robredo?
     
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  3. BHBeguile

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    His aussie performance is of no consequence. I look forward to my beloved Richard proving all his naysayers wrong. I'm with heninfan:

    I STAND WITH LE BACKHAND!
     
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  4. beast of mallorca

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    So, is he the Golden Hawk ?
     
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  5. AtomicForehand

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    Yes, beautiful game.

    But he's on the small side and not that fast and has mental issues.

    So I dunno.
     
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  6. Bud

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  7. beast of mallorca

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    He is The Golden Swan or The Vulture King depending if you're a fan or not
     
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  8. Mainad

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    Lol...well it might be if you think his Slam is going to come at the Australian Open! :)

    When do you think he will start his campaign to prove all the naysayers wrong? ;)
     
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  9. vive le beau jeu !

    vive le beau jeu ! G.O.A.T.

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    i also kept believing in goran... and what a reward in 2001 ! :)
    great thread, vive le backhand...... and i'd warmly welcome a similar thread for marcos (flight of the winged wombat ?), pame ! ;)
     
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  10. heninfan99

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    The campaign began towards the end of 2012. The Piatti alliance had quick effects. He dug out tough matches and got some 250 tournament wins in Asia accompanied with fist pumps.
     
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  11. hoodjem

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    Keep on flapping.
     
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  12. heninfan99

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    He is now! :)
     
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  13. PMChambers

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    Problem will be his best surface is clay so basically to win a Grand Slam he needs to beat two for the following to win,
    Nadal, Djokovic, Ferrer or Tsonga - All have a big clay court game, one maybe the ultimate.
    But he also needs to beat one of the following Del Potro, Berdych, Federer or Murry

    Unfortunately he falls into the Ferrer category, great player, would have a GS if be played in 90, but the Platinum Age of tennis is just so hard to get there, basically 3 men share the majority of GS over last 5-6 years with a few like Murry, Del Potro, etc there if things fall right.

    Even Ferrer said he'd never win a GS over the Christmas break and I'd give him the edge over Gasquet at all GS. It's just the hardest era in tennis and reality you need luck, good draw and play the best tennis of your life to win.
    I have never seen a harder Top 10 in 30 years of watching tennis. And the other issue is they're all very consistent, unlike Agassi & Safin who's quality of play fluctuated match to match (Note: Agassi was bought his "A" to matches in the latter part of his career).

    But enjoy yuo'll get great matches and hopefully some outstanding R4, QF maybe SF watching watching.

    Personally I think if he can be RU at a 1000 like Rome, Monte Carlo or Madrid he should be happy and proud.
     
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  14. Seth

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    He's been my favorite player since I started following pro tennis. Allez Richie.
     
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  15. heninfan99

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    Mostly agree. Draws can take all kinds of shapes. The top two guys do lose once in a while, well, maybe not at the French so much. :) He's great on clay but Gasquet has had made semis at Wimby & US Open.

    I don't see him in Ferrer's category just yet. Ferrer has maximized his poetential, maximized his game and is a great fighter all the time & for many years.
     
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  16. PMChambers

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    The problem for 8-16 ranked players is the draw makes less impact than anytime in history. With the except of Wim, now a freak GS, The best you'll get is 5/8 with 6 & 6/8 getting to QF being common. An upset tournament is one where on of the following Nadal, Noel, Murry or Fed does not make the SF.

    That means he won a QF, The QF has Top 8 players left if going to seeding. Which means as a current 9th ranked player matches his ranking. Problem still remains to win a GS he has to play 1-4 seeded player next round SF win then then play another 1-4 ranked player to win.

    It's hard, very hard.

    Love his backhand 2nd after Wawrinks in my books, with Noels 3rd mainly on return of serve.
     
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  17. dafinch

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    He has the heart the size of a mustard seed, the brain of one of those birds he's holding, and is a lying cokehead. Good luck with your rooting for THAT combination.
     
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  18. heninfan99

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    Stan has shown the world how to beat Nadal and Djokovic. The one-hander is back. It will inspire RG to new heights.
     
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    Le backhand is hypnotic. Theory: he developed that wicked one hander at a young age so he could continue to smoke while playing.
     
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  20. tipsa...don'tlikehim!

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    Unfortunately I gave up on Gasquet... grand slams SF here and there but that's it.
     
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  21. Russeljones

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    Well if you want to make a direct comparison with Goran, he got his Slam on the surface he was strongest at and a very dangerous opponent for a long long time. What Slam tournament can we say is Gasquet's Wimbledon? RG? He doesn't seem to have that consistency guys like Nadal and Djokowic will require of him. I find it really hard to imagine this guy playing a Slam final, let a lone win one. I hope he proves me wrong. God knows we need more new champions.
     
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  22. heninfan99

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    Goran should have two Wimbys at least but I was comparing my belief in both players not their results.

    Nadal has so many injuries that there will be tourneys he can't play. Someone can beat Djoker and then Gasquet's chances increase. I believe he has a good record against Birdman, for example, and Stan's win has showed other players that 0-12 doesn't mean much if you're in the zone.


     
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  23. Overdrive

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    Still my favorite to win Roland Garros without dropping a set.
     
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  24. MindoverMatter

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    That would be the only way he would ever win Roland Garros. The man's stamina is terrible.
     
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  25. monfed

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    That's cool. I hope Richie can win a slam but I just don't see it.
     
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  26. JoelDali

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    Beautiful Izod clad large forearmed beast strength GOAT of France.
     
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  27. 3fees

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    Gasquet is another player thats very good and not won a slam

    Cheers
    3Fees :)
     
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  28. Recoveringhobo

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    Someone hire Gasquet a Magnus Norman.
     
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  29. heninfan99

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    Gasquet takes out Jerzy J in two tie breaks. Gasquet heads into the Open Sud de France final in fine form.

    He hit many forehand winners down the line today, taking the ball on the rise here & there.
     
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  30. Seth

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    I believe in Richie so hard.
     
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  31. heninfan99

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    Another win. Gasquet keeps moving forward!
     
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  32. Nathaniel_Near

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    Sounds about right. But what the hell, go Gasquet, win a tournament or two this year. No Majors for you though, bro, you'll just have to make do with having a stellar career and having a frick tonne of cash instead of climbing the dizziest of heights.
     
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  33. JoelDali

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    I was on the uptown C train earlier and an Asian Hedge Fund GOAT was eating sweet potato French Fries from the GOAT Bleecker Deli and it triggered inspiring thoughts of Richie and how beautiful he is and how his forearm tears through the earth and scallops the heads of 4.5 atrocities all along the southern portion of Oxnard Channel Islands.

    I love Richie. And I don't give a damn what you or your spider veined ex-wife thinks about him.
     
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  34. heninfan99

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    Don't take the brown acid, man. --Wavy Gravy.
     
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    I was with Dali who was pondering the meaning of this thread while having red headed step child's.
     
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  36. heninfan99

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    Another win for Gasquet against the always game Ivan Dodig. He may face Gulbis next which would be interesting.
     
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  37. JoelDali

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    Lovely Frenchman
    GOAT forearm thick long strength
    Beautiful Ginger flavored Frenchman
    GOAT Izod hats and sweaty dianabol wristbands
    Loving Richie all night
    Hold on to Richie
    Hold on to the dream of the GOAT
     
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  38. Seth

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    This was a match where Gasquet could have lost and I wouldn't have been extremely surprised.

    He GOATed though.
     
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  39. Seth

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    Don't forget to hold on to Richie.
     
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  40. nctennis9

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    Gasquet rounding into form, will reach semis of IW.
     
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  41. heninfan99

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    He's had interesting matches with Verdasco in the past but he has the mental advantage here.
     
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  42. Seth

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    Gasquet to prove his supreme GOATdom at IW14.
     
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  43. Seth

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    Richie out of doubles, but no matter.

    Allez.
     
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  44. Seth

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    Allez Gasquet.
     
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  45. JoelDali

    JoelDali G.O.A.T.

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    Still stand by Richie. Nothing but Ginger love.....
     
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  46. Seth

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    I weep for Richie but still stand by him while embracing JoelDali.
     
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  47. tennis_hack

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    Bump. No shame in losing to GOATing Verdasco, who is basically Nadal.
     
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  48. skygrinder45

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    Allez Gasquet T-T
     
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  49. nctennis9

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    Alas, he saves his best for Miami, where he will be buoyed by thoughts of meeting TTW poster Seth at last year's tournament.
     
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  50. JoelDali

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    Was bathing in the Russian baths of Channel Islands tonight and I considered Richie and the orange coloured chestule hair that covers his virile muscular crotchular areas.

    Will always love Richie. GOAT 12 inch diameter forearm. Thick and juicy Frenchman GOATing The Wimbledon.
     
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