Gasquet poor clay court player?

MichaelChang

Hall of Fame
After watching the Fed vs Gasquet davis cup match, I am not sure if you have noticed, but the commentator did notice, in the later part of the match, Gasquet's socks are all dirts up/clayish, where Federer's socks are still prestine white. Wow, what a difference. As it was commented on the TV, Gasquet was "clogging" in the clay, where Fed was "floating". Gonna make one wonder what kind of clay player Gasquet is. Best performance at French open was 4th round in 2013, not too shabby but compared to Fed it does make Fed look like a real clay expert, which is probably a true statement, if not for Nadal, Fed would have quite a few FO titles.
 

sportsfan1

Hall of Fame
Gasquet just lacks confidence to match up his talent. He beat Federer in 2011 on clay, and he had good results and confidence that year.
 
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After watching the Fed vs Gasquet davis cup match, I am not sure if you have noticed, but the commentator did notice, in the later part of the match, Gasquet's socks are all dirts up/clayish, where Federer's socks are still prestine white. Wow, what a difference. As it was commented on the TV, Gasquet was "clogging" in the clay, where Fed was "floating". Gonna make one wonder what kind of clay player Gasquet is. Best performance at French open was 4th round in 2013, not too shabby but compared to Fed it does make Fed look like a real clay expert, which is probably a true statement, if not for Nadal, Fed would have quite a few FO titles.
Laughable. Gasquet has beaten peak Federer on clay.
 

The Green Mile

Bionic Poster
Strange that you are judging their clay prowess on the state of their socks. For example, I have seen socks of Nadal's all dirty with clay before....Nadal doesn't exactly flaot around the court.
 

edmondsm

Legend
Gasquet just lacks confidence to match up his talent. He beat Federer in 2011 on clay, and he had good results and confidence that year.
This. Gasquet has had very good results on clay in his career but he's always struggled between the ears. Like many French players his RG performances are underwhelming because the pressure is immense. Mauresmo consistently experienced the same thing.
 

helloworld

Hall of Fame
Gasquet looked terrible against Fed. I have no idea why the French chose Gasquet who has 0 chance against even an injured Fed to play. They basically conceded the title before the match even started.
 
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