Gasquet and Dimitrov do not deserve to be called baby Feds

Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by pirateofthecarribean, Jun 14, 2013.

  1. pirateofthecarribean

    pirateofthecarribean Hall of Fame

    Sep 7, 2006
    First of all. Gasquet is 27 and is slamless. Dimitrov is 22 and no title whatsoever. Fed already won a slam at age 21. Just because they use 1 handed backhand doesn't mean they are close being as good as Fed.
  2. BeHappy

    BeHappy Hall of Fame

    Aug 24, 2007
    Gasquet was so talented at 18 though. He caught Andy Roddick syndrome (ARS) and started pushing and that was the end of him. Look up the video on youtube of his match against Federer in 2005. He is as talented as anyone.

    With certain players, Gasquet and Berdych for example, I really wonder if they just tank at a certain point in the tournament because they don't want the pressure of being big champions. If they're just happy being top ten players and multi millionaires and prefer to fly below the radar.
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2013
  3. ultradr

    ultradr Legend

    Oct 16, 2006
    Federer was 1 month shy of 22 when he won Wimbledon.

    Dimitriv does remind me of Federer in terms of the movement and stroke styles.

    Gasquet, though, seems to be a different talent to me. He would have been
    more suited to classic grass court tennis.
  4. I totally agree, with his incredibly deep and time wasting stance on his backhands with his uber long swing preparations, as well as his incredible natural athleticism and reflexes, not to mention his outstanding return of serve. :p
  5. Tennis Fanatic 070

    Tennis Fanatic 070 Banned

    May 14, 2013
    Dimitrov is not very special. He will be lucky if he ever enters top 10. Gasquet debuted when he was 15 years old, that's special. I think he likes life outside tennis too much though. I heard trading cocaine during French kissing is one of his hobbies.
  6. BlackSilver

    BlackSilver Semi-Pro

    Jan 5, 2013
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