Richard Gasquet vs the big four

#1
Gasquet is a player whose game has never evolved or developed at all since his teens. He was ranked 16 at the end of 2005 when he was aged nineteen and has maintained a similar ranking for much of his career. I discussed this in one of my early threads here.

https://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/index.php?threads/richard-gasquet-the-peter-pan-of-tennis.601271/

Looking at his matches vs the big four, it's interesting to note how he showed so much promise against all of them to begin with, but as time has gone on he's become more of a whipping boy. Any Exhibition matches don't count here.

Federer;

-Lost his first ever match to Gasquet, in 2005! One of only four defeats for Fed in 2005. Gasquet then won four sets in their next nine matches, including a win in 2011.

-Since this win in 2011 Gasquet has not won another set off Federer in 9 matches and has not even got to a tiebreak.

Nadal;

-Gasquet won four sets in their first five matches including an epic Monte Carlo match in 2005. The last of these sets came in 2008.

-Since then Gasquet has won zero sets in 11 matches and has only pushed Nadal to two tiebreaks.

Djokovic;

-2006/2007 Gasquet took four sets off Djokovic in three matches, winning one of those matches and dishing out a bagel in 2007

-Their next match was in 2010. Since then they've played another 11 times. Gasquet has won one set and got to two other tiebreaks in those

Murray;

-2006/2007 Gasquet won their first two matches.

-Gasquet squandered two set leads in both 2008 Wimbledon and 2010 French open, before winning another match in 2012.

-Since that win Murray has won their next five matches. Although Gasquet has won a set in each of those he has also eaten three breadsticks and a bagel.

Does this showcase Gasquets complete lack of development since being a teen prodigy? Or does it prove the big fours continued evolution, as their peak versions prepare for the 2019 French Open.

 
#2
Gasquet is a player whose game has never evolved or developed at all since his teens. He was ranked 16 at the end of 2005 when he was aged nineteen and has maintained a similar ranking for much of his career
Does this showcase Gasquets complete lack of development since being a teen prodigy?
No. He reached a career high ranking of #7 in 2007, no small achievement except on this board where it seems the only thing that matters is success against the top few players. And several years ago he reached the semis in two slams.
 
#3
I do not like the evolution of his forehand.It became loopy and spinny with less penetration.In his early days, the forehand was a weapon, now it is not.
 
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