Richard Gasquet has made good work of the clay court season so far. In Barcelona, he defeated Juan Ignacio Chela 2-6, 7-6, 6-4 in the first round and Blaz Kavcic today 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 to advance to the third round.
Gasquet will face Gael Monfils in an all-French third round showdown.
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Viktor Troicki swung past Richard Gasquet (above) of France, defeating him 6-4, 6-2. Vik will go on to play fellow Serb Novak Djokovic in the semifinals tomorrow.
Speaking of Djokovic, he ever-so-gracefully defeated qualifier Robin Haase 6-2, 6-3. The defending champion is 8-0 in Basel.
Andy Roddick got a win over David Nalbandian, defeating him 6-4, 6-4. [...]
The weekend started with six, but with losses by Arnaud Clement (to Mardy Fish) and Paul-Henri Mathieu (to Roger Federer), we are down to four Frenchmen in the men’s singles draw.
Our favorite to make it to the quarterfinals is not new father Gilles Simon (who faces Rafael Nadal this afternoon) or Michael Llodra (although maybe [...]
We’ve seen good one-handed backhands from Roger Federer, Stanislas Wawrinka, and others, but never had we seen one so great that it is almost dancer-like in person until today. His movement was poetic as his Head racquet smacked the tennis ball straight down the line. Perfection!
We’re so glad to see France’s Richard Gasquet back on [...]
You may know him as “that French guy that took Andy Murray to five sets in the first round of the French Open.” Others may know him from the backhand heard ‘round the world. But what you may not know is that Richard Gasquet has been around the court for a while.
The 23-year-old Frenchman has [...]
Most Exciting Match of the Day: Andy Murray (4) vs. Richard Gasquet, 4-6, 6-7(5), 6-4, 6-2, 6-1. Gasquet, who was so angry about having to play today, almost had this one. And Andy Murray was a bit of a mess. And this made us (silently) root for Gasquet as we listened to the Roland Garros [...]
A quick hit to the wallet: Victoria Azarenka was fined $4,000 by the French Open for failing to attend a news conference after her first-round loss to Gisela Dulko.
“Better late than never, right?” – American Taylor Dent after his first French Open victory
“I definitely didn’t feel good about it. At least I won. I think [...]
Most Exciting Match of the Day: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (8) vs. Daniel Brands, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-7(2), 7-5. We started by rooting for Frenchman Tsonga for a first-round win on the terre bateau, but as the match turned into a five-setter, his opponent, a clear underdog from the start, had us wondering, “Who is Daniel Brands? [...]