Richard Gasquet- Born with Natural Ability

Richard Gasquet lives in Neuchatel, Switzerland. He was born on 18th June in 1986. He took birth in Beziers, Languedoc-Roussillon region. Richard is his parents’ only child. At very young age, he started playing tennis. When Richard was four years old, his father guided him to play tennis. At that time, Richard’s dad had a tennis club, which was named TC Serignan. His mother’s name is Maryse. She used to help her husband to run the tennis club. Richard got the initial training of tennis from his father’s tennis club. When he was 9 years old, he was featured on the cover page of a renowned French magazine, which helped to boost his tennis career. His father and Tarik Benhabiles coached the small Richard, in his early days. When he turned into a professional tennis player, his coach became Eric Deblicker and also Guillame Peyre.

In the month of February of 2010, Gabriel Markus was hired as his coach. Previously, Markus has worked with David Nalbandian and Marat Safin. In April 2002, Richard Gasquet made his debut at Monte Carlo on ATP tour. When he was 15 years old, he defeated Franco Squillari, who was from Argentina. In the same year, he made his debut in the Grand Slam of 2002 French Open. 2002 seemed to be a very good year for Richard. He achieved the junior titles in US Open and also in French Open and became the junior world champion of that particular year. He was also the youngest player, who finished the year end ATP at 200. In 2003, he completed the year end ATP at 100 and the youngest among the other players. In 2004, he reached the finals of the ATP tournament for the first time but, was defeated by Jerome Haehnel. In that particular year, he became the partner of Tatiana Golovin at French Open. They won that tournament. In the beginning of 2005 Richard Gasquet suffered from chicken pox. In the last two months of the year, he had an elbow injury, which did not allow him to play matches. However, he ended the year as number1 French tennis player. In 2006, Richard suffered from several injuries. He was ill for most of the season. But still, he remained as the number1 French tennis play for two consecutive years.

Some of his great achievements includes Runner up in 2005 Hamburg and 2006 Toronto. In both the finals he was defeated by Roger Federer. In 2007, Richard Gasquet became the runner up in Monte Carlo in doubles category. His partner was Julien Benneteau. They were defeated by Mike Bryan and Bob Bryan.

Richard Gasquet is well known for precise and powerful single handed backhand. He has got real power in backhand. He has got very flexible reflexes and always moves with a great speed inside the court. He is comfortable in all sorts of surfaces. But, it is seen most of his achievements are either on hard or on clay tracks. He has a bit inconsistency with his forehand. He wears Lacoste brand apparels and his shoes are of Asics.