Is Gasquet the cannon fodder of the top 10?

Legend of Borg

G.O.A.T.
Which top player has he beaten in the last several years?

Does he ever "surprise" you by pulling an amazing upset, Wawrinka/Dolgopolov style?

He's not even putting up a fight FFS, he's just casually tanking while Fedor just strolls by.

At least MAKE HIM WORK FOR IT!

Can't watch these sh1tty Gasket matches anymore.

Guy has the fighting spirit of a rock.


/rant
 
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Terenigma

G.O.A.T.
Positive H2H against Berdych 5-4
Tied with Isner 2-2 and Tsonga 4-4
Negative H2H with everyone else inside the top 10.

If you dont give him a short ball, he cant hit his trademark BH. If you take the ball early, he wont be able to do anything. Yep, one of the worst players ever to grace the top 10. Even Tipsarevic was a more worthy 10 top player.
 

Legend of Borg

G.O.A.T.
Actually I stand corrected.

He "almost" took out Murray on two ocassions in Grand Slams but ended up losing in 5 just cause why not might as well be a mental midget.

Was leading by 2 sets and a break IIRC..... :mad:
 

Chanwan

G.O.A.T.
He beat Ferrer at the US Open--another candidate for top ten cannon fodder.
Aside from the last 9 months or so, Ferrer has been great at beating everyone ranked below him, including the Delpo's, Berdych's, Tsonga's etc. of this world and then losing to the top-4 each and every time.

As to the OP, yeah - Gasquet has a W/L record vs. top-10 that's just shy of 25 %. That's by far the worst in the top-10. Can't compete with Fognini though, he's 3-28! Best of luck vs. Rafa:)
 

Team10

Hall of Fame
Christ, wtf is with all of the gasquet hate lately? So he gets owned by Federer(a lot of players do), and now he sucks!? Gasquet usually loses to Federer pretty easily, same thing happened last year and none of the ******** talk happened.

Give the guy a break, he has a beauty of a 1HBH and is a solid player. It's just the top guys that give him trouble all of the time. Relax.
 

TeamOB

Professional
More like cannon fodder for Fedal and Nole. He typically puts up a good fight against Murray and some other top-10 guys. But Federer, Nadal and Novak destroy him every time.
 

Steve0904

Talk Tennis Guru
Christ, wtf is with all of the gasquet hate lately? So he gets owned by Federer(a lot of players do), and now he sucks!? Gasquet usually loses to Federer pretty easily, same thing happened last year and none of the ******** talk happened.

Give the guy a break, he has a beauty of a 1HBH and is a solid player. It's just the top guys that give him trouble all of the time. Relax.
It's the way it happened. Gasquet gave up. You're allowed to lose badly, but Gasquet didn't even put up a fight.
 

Phonco

Rookie
More like cannon fodder for Fedal and Nole. He typically puts up a good fight against Murray and some other top-10 guys. But Federer, Nadal and Novak destroy him every time.
I agree with this post. Gasquet is one of my favorite players, but he always seems to just fail against Federer, Nadal and Djokovic. Against everyone else, he does just fine and fights really hard, but when it's the top 3 he kind of fades. If you look at most of the tournaments he enters, he almost always faces or is projected to face Fed, Nadal or Djokovic and subsequently loses. Then again, so does everyone else.

I guess Piatti leaving had a bigger effect than I thought. He doesn't seem as motivated this year.
 

Mainad

Bionic Poster
I agree with this post. Gasquet is one of my favorite players, but he always seems to just fail against Federer, Nadal and Djokovic. Against everyone else, he does just fine and fights really hard, but when it's the top 3 he kind of fades. If you look at most of the tournaments he enters, he almost always faces or is projected to face Fed, Nadal or Djokovic and subsequently loses. Then again, so does everyone else.
It's not just the top 3. Gasquet has a negative H2H against all the top 10 players with the exceptions of Berdych (5-3), Wawrinka (1-1) and Isner (2-2). Berdych is the only one he has a positive H2H against.
 

Team10

Hall of Fame
It's the way it happened. Gasquet gave up. You're allowed to lose badly, but Gasquet didn't even put up a fight.
Fair enough I guess. The guy just can't get over that mental block. Similar to Ferrer. I think I remember some commentators asking Ferrer if he thought he could beat the big 4 and his response, "No, no. They are the better players. I don't really have much chances." Something like that. Kind of sad in a way although I wouldn't want to see Ferrer win a slam.
 

Steve0904

Talk Tennis Guru
Fair enough I guess. The guy just can't get over that mental block. Similar to Ferrer. I think I remember some commentators asking Ferrer if he thought he could beat the big 4 and his response, "No, no. They are the better players. I don't really have much chances." Something like that. Kind of sad in a way although I wouldn't want to see Ferrer win a slam.
Similar to Ferrer, but not really the same. Even if Ferrer has given up he never shows it. It was quite obvious today with Gasquet.
 

Phonco

Rookie
It's not just the top 3. Gasquet has a negative H2H against all the top 10 players with the exceptions of Berdych (5-3), Wawrinka (1-1) and Isner (2-2). Berdych is the only one he has a positive H2H against.

My apologies. What I meant by that is his level of effort compared to the top 3, not his head to head. It just seems like he tries and fights against everyone else, but keels over when its the top 3.

I mean come on, he'll do back to back 5 setters against Raonic and Ferrer, but barely try against Federer in a best of 3?
 

heninfan99

Talk Tennis Guru
Well, not many beat Fed & Nadal or Djoker. Wawrinka is totally owned by Federer for example. Let's not be too harsh on this bad outing.

Berdych is a top player and so is Ferrer. If fact he beat Ferrer back to back last year and has a winning record over Birdman. So there you go.

Which top player has he beaten in the last several years?

Does he ever "surprise" you by pulling an amazing upset, Wawrinka/Dolgopolov style?

He's not even putting up a fight FFS, he's just casually tanking while Fedor just strolls by.

At least MAKE HIM WORK FOR IT!

Can't watch these sh1tty Gasket matches anymore.

Guy has the fighting spirit of a rock.


/rant
 

chloep

Semi-Pro
Actually, after yesterday, Gasquet isn't Top 10 anymore.....

I see him steadily declining over the next couple of yours. I doubt he will finish 2014 in the Top 10...
 
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Deleted member 77403

Guest
He beat Ferrer at the US Open--another candidate for top ten cannon fodder.
Ferrer is not top ten cannon fodder. Only the real big four overwhelm him. He has stood as the gatekeeper to the big four for years now. If you want a piece of them, you gotta get through him first, and if your name is not Federer, Nadal, Djokovic or Murray, that is a very difficult task.
 
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