It's already started
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 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.
well, being #46 we won't have at least to qualifyspinbalz 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.
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.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.