Gasquet vs hrbaty *Spoilers*

grif

Rookie
And Gasquet's just taken the first set 6-1!! Impressive considering Hrbaty can be a real pain in the ass to play against.
 

gugafanatic

Hall of Fame
Hrbaty is such a dangerous journeyman..can be soo awkward to play against. Gasquet will simply be too powerful though.
 

grif

Rookie
Hrbaty and Santoro are probably the 2 biggest pain-in-the-ass opponents in the game. They seem to be able to pose problems to all types of players (powerful, skilled etc.) and just generally seem to enjoy annoying the hell out of their unfortunate victims :)
 

grif

Rookie
Damn, that was quick! All over with Gasquet winning 6-1 6-2. Bloody impressive for Gasquet.
 

VamosRafa

Hall of Fame
One 18-year-old is loved around here. ;-)

And, seriously, this is a great win for him. Hrbaty isn't the best on clay, but he's had some good results this year. And that's a very decisive win.
 

Vlad

Professional
I want to see Fed - Gasquet in the final with Gas winning in 5 sets!!
I don't know what but Richard's style of play and his attitude is very easy on the eyes...
 
T

TwistServe

Guest
Hrbaty got steamrolled.. I think Hrbaty felt there was nothing he could do to win, he was helpless!
 
Very impressive. Hrbaty is still a very capable player on clay and hard courts, and even slightly prefers clay to hard courts. He is a former FO semifinalist as well. I never would have guessed Gasquet to win this easily.
 

spinbalz

Hall of Fame
As opposed to what Vamosrafa may believe, Hrbaty's best surface is clay, even if his game looks like more suited to hardcourts and indoor courts, but he is a former French open 1/2 finalist and he usually do better in the French open than in the other slams, he also reached the final at Monte-Carlo a few years ago... But his biggest problem is that his motivation is sometimes erratic.
 

VamosRafa

Hall of Fame
spinbalz said:
As opposed to what Vamosrafa may believe, Hrbaty's best surface is clay, even if his game looks like more suited to hardcourts and indoor courts, but he is a former French open 1/2 finalist and he usually do better in the French open than in the other slams, he also reached the final at Monte-Carlo a few years ago... But his biggest problem is that his motivation is sometimes erratic.
But his significant wins of late have been on hardcourts, albeit the slower ones. ;-) You don't have to play tennis every week to be able to assimilate ATP/WTA data.
 

spinbalz

Hall of Fame
Given Gasquet's ranking, he may have to face a top gun like Coria, Federer, or nadal, at the first or second round, and I think that gasquet is probably still a little tender to beat a top player in a best of 5 match with high pressure, Richard still has to win his first match in a slam event. So I bet for an early exit for Gasquet this year at the French open.
 

spinbalz

Hall of Fame
Vamosrafa wrote : "But his significant wins of late have been on hardcourts, albeit the slower ones. You don't have to play tennis every week to be able to assimilate ATP/WTA data."

Perhaps that playing tennis on a regular basis can help to understand what really mean those datas... :) And I like the the way you select the datas that should only be taken in consideration, in this case only the latest ones because they help your points, but of course your policy can change when needed, if taking all the datas about a player since the start of his career can help to prove your points, you will then use all the datas, Kudos to you Vamosrafa, you must be a damned good lawyer, hmmm sorry, I meant a damned good liar. For your information, Hrbaty has exactly the same game today as the one he had when he reached the French Open 1/2 final...
 

Marius_Hancu

Talk Tennis Guru
spinbalz said:
Given Gasquet's ranking, he may have to face a top gun like Coria, Federer, or nadal, at the first or second round, and I think that gasquet is probably still a little tender to beat a top player in a best of 5 match with high pressure, Richard still has to win his first match in a slam event. So I bet for an early exit for Gasquet this year at the French open.
well, being #46 we won't have at least to qualify:)

I am not betting in any way. his performance in slams will just start to be defined this year. and I think there's reason to believe he will only improve.
 

Steve F.

Professional
Marius_Hancu said:
I am not betting in any way. his performance in slams will just start to be defined this year. and I think there's reason to believe he will only improve.
Agreed. There's also the question of how his fitness will hold in a slam. So far, despite the rigor of having to play through qualies, his results have all come in best of 3 set matches in 1 week tourneys.
 
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