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Re: Murray capitalises as Gasquet flakes « Reply #30 on: June 05, 2012, 11:37 AM »
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For me, the biggest unanswered question from today is why the stadium was half-full (half-empty?) for a top 20 French player playing in the last 16 of the French Open. I know they tend to saunter in slowly around lunchtime, but this was the height of the evening schedule.

You used to have to be a registered tennis player to watch at Roland Garros. There was never an empty seat in the house.

They might have 11 players in the top 100, but something's sadly amiss with French tennis.

Seemingly, Gasquet is the least popular of the French players with the French public.  He was made much of when he was a junior - 'They called me a genius at 11,' said Gasquet - and I suppose they feel he hasn't lived up to his hype.  When you add to that his ban for illegal substances - although he was ultimately cleared - the French crowd are very unforgiving!
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Re: Murray capitalises as Gasquet flakes « Reply #31 on: June 05, 2012, 12:10 PM »
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Yes, mental strength is linked to physical, and Gasquet spends the off-season in nightclubs while Murray and co are running on the beach. He's basically the archetypal playboy who wastes his talent. He was famously on the cover of Tennis magazine when he was nine and I think it's left him with a sort of everything-will-come-easy, showbiz feel about it all.
Interesting.  Yes I guess he thought he could succeed on sheer talent and it's clear you can't these days at least not at the very top of the game. 
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Re: Murray capitalises as Gasquet flakes « Reply #32 on: June 06, 2012, 03:12 PM »
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Richard Gasquet is a player who can challenge Andy but it would be difficult to actually beat him...he was lucky that Murray had a slow start and got the first set...Andy has got to be aggressive against Ferrer and cant afford to have a slow start against him too....ALL THE BEST ANDY!!!YOU CAN DO IT!!!
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