RICHARD GASQUET

  • Rafael Nadal dominates in return at China Open October 1, 2014

    Beijing: Rafael Nadal made a dominant return to tennis after a two-month injury layoff, beating Richard Gasquet 6-4, 6-0 at the China Open on Tuesday. Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray also advanced to the second round in vastly different fashion. The top-ranked Djokovic improved to 20-0 at the China Open with...
  • Gasquet, Seppi reach Shenzhen Open quarters September 24, 2014

    Shenzhen: Third-seeded Richard Gasquet of France saved all six break points he faced in defeating Gilles Muller of Luxembourg 6-3, 6-2 to advance to the Shenzhen Open quarterfinals on Wednesday. Gasquet, who lost his previous two meetings with the left-handed Muller, set up a quarterfinal clash with Juan Monaco of Argentina,...
  • France beat Czech Republic to qualify for Davis Cup final September 14, 2014

    JoWilfried Tsonga and Richard Gasquet put France back in the Davis Cup final by winning the doubles and ending the twoyear reign of the Czech Republic on Saturday. Tsonga and Gasquet, who won their singles on Friday, gave Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek a rare doubles defeat in Davis Cup, 67...
  • France lead Czech Republic 20 in Davis Cup September 12, 2014

    Paris: France closed in on their first Davis Cup final since 2010 after Richard Gasquet and JoWilfried Tsonga gave the hosts a 20 lead over twotime defending champion Czech Republic in the semifinals on Friday. Opening on Roland Garros center court, Gasquet stormed to a 63, 62, 63 win over Tomas...
  • Richard Gasquet through to Eastbourne final June 21, 2014

    Topseeded Richard Gasquet of France and defending champion Feliciano Lopez advanced to the final of the Aegon International on Friday. In the women's tournament, American Madison Keys defeated Britain's Heather Watson 63, 61 to make her first WTA final where she faces Angelique Kerber of Germany. Gasquet eased past Denis Istomin of...
  • Top seed Richard Gasquet shows grasscourt pedigree at Eastbourne June 20, 2014

    Top seed Richard Gasquet confirmed his grasscourt pedigree, easing into the semifinals of the Wimbledon warmup tournament at Eastbourne with a 63 64 victory over Slovak Martin Klizan on Thursday. The Frenchman, who has won the event twice before when it was held in Nottingham, will meet Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan...
  • Gasquet enjoys birthday win over Tomic on grass June 19, 2014

    Topseeded Richard Gasquet celebrated his 28th birthday on Wednesday by beating Bernard Tomic of Australia 64, 36, 63 to reach the quarterfinals of the Aegon International. The Frenchman, who won the event in 2005 and 2006 when it was held in Nottingham, has struggled with a back injury and is playing...
  • Richard Gasquet, Mikhail Youzhny crash out of Gerry Weber Open June 11, 2014

    The fifthseeded Richard Gasquet and sixthseeded Mikhail Youzhny both crashed out in the first round of the Gerry Weber Open on Tuesday. Robin Haase of the Netherlands defeated Gasquet 64, 64, and Ivo Karlovic of Croatia hit 22 aces on his way to a 63, 64 win over Youzhny. Haase next faces...
  • Back pain rules Gasquet out of Monte Carlo Masters April 12, 2014

    Monaco: Tenth-ranked Richard Gasquet has pulled out of the Monte Carlo Masters after failing to shake off a back injury. Gasquet, who also missed France's Davis Cup quarterfinal win against Germany last weekend, hoped to take part in the tournament after returning to training this week. "I only picked up the racket...
  • Injured Gasquet out of Davis Cup quarter-finals March 31, 2014

    Richard Gasquet has pulled out of France's Davis Cup quarter-final tie against Germany this week with a lower back injury, the French federation said on Monday. The FFT said in a statement that captain Arnaud Clement called up Edouard Roger-Vasselin and Michael Llodra to make up for the absence of Gasquet,...
  • Gasquet, Tsonga to lead France against Germany in Davis Cup March 26, 2014

    Paris: Ninth-ranked Richard Gasquet and 11th-ranked Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will lead France in the Davis Cup home quarterfinal against depleted Germany next week. France's two top players head the four-man lineup announced by the French Tennis Federation on Tuesday for the April 4-6 tie on indoor hard-court in Nancy. Captain Arnaud Clement...
  • Gasquet beats Dodig to reach Open 13 semifinals February 22, 2014

    Marseille: Topseeded Richard Gasquet of France and defending champion JoWilfried Tsonga both advanced to the Open 13 semifinals on Friday. After Gasquet beat fifthseeded Ivan Dodig of Croatia 75, 63, Tsonga followed up with a 67 (3), 62, 62 win against sixthseeded Edouard RogerVasselin in an allFrench match. Gasquet, ranked ninth, broke...
  • Monfils beats Gasquet in Open Sud de France final February 9, 2014

    Montpellier: Gael Monfils beat topseeded defending champion Richard Gasquet 64, 64 Sunday in the final of the Open Sud de France for his fifth career title. Monfils captured his first title of the season and his first since winning the Stockholm Open in 2011. In an allFrench match, Monfils did not...
  • Richard Gasquet advances to Open Sud de France semis February 8, 2014

    France: Topseeded Richard Gasquet of France was hardly troubled by countryman Albano Olivetti as he won 64, 62 on Friday to reach the Open Sud de France semifinals and stay on course to defend his title. Although Olivetti, a qualifier, had 13 aces, he failed to force a single breakpoint chance...
  • Richard Gasquet beats Mathieu to reach Open Sud quarters February 7, 2014

    France: Topseeded Richard Gasquet of France easily advanced to the Open Sud de France quarterfinals after beating countryman PaulHenri Mathieu 61, 63 on Thursday. Gasquet, the defending champion, saved all seven breakpoint chances he faced and broke Mathieu's serve twice in each set. He next faces another countryman, qualifier Albano Olivetti. Thirdseeded...
  • France advance to Davis Cup quarterfinals February 1, 2014

    LA ROCHE SUR YON: JoWilfried Tsonga and Richard Gasquet beat Lleyton Hewitt and Chris Guccione 57, 76 (4), 62, 75 Saturday to give France an unassailable 30 lead over Australia and a place in the Davis Cup quarterfinals. The Australian pair rallied from a 30 deficit and won the opening set...
  • Coach Piatti dumps Gasquet at ATP Finals November 10, 2013

    London: Richard Gasquet found out on the eve of his final match at the ATP World Tour Finals that his coach Riccardo Piatti decided to end their partnership without further notice. Gasquet, who lost his final roundrobin match at the yearend tournament against Novak Djokovic on Saturday, said Piatti abruptly told...
  • Roger Federer back on track with victory over Gasquet November 7, 2013

    London: A razorsharp Roger Federer got back to winning ways at the ATP World Tour Finals with a 64 63 defeat of Frenchman Richard Gasquet on Thursday to keep his lastfour chances alive. Under pressure after losing to favourite Novak Djokovic in his opening Group B match, the sixtimes former...
  • Wawrinka, Gasquet complete World Tour finals lineup November 1, 2013

    Paris: Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka and France's Richard Gasquet snatched the last two places for next week's ATP World Tour finals after Canadian Milos Raonic was knocked out of the Paris Masters in the third round on Thursday. Wawrinka and Gasquet will be at the London event along with Spain's Rafa Nadal...
  • Gasquet stays on course for London as Tsonga crashes out October 30, 2013

    Paris: Richard Gasquet kept his ATP World Tour finals hopes alive when he overcame Fernando Verdasco 75 67(6) 63 to reach the Paris Masters third round as fellow Frenchman JoWilfried Tsonga crashed out of the race on Tuesday. Ninth seed Gasquet, enjoying his best season since he reached the last four...
  • Federer helped by Gasquet's loss at Swiss Indoors October 23, 2013

    Basel: Roger Federer improved his chances of qualifying for the ATP World Tour Finals when Richard Gasquet lost in the Swiss Indoors first round on Wednesday. Fifthseeded Gasquet, who won the Kremlin Cup title in Moscow on Sunday, lost 64, 62 to fellow Frenchman Michael Llodra. PaulHenri Mathieu of France advanced...
  • Simon, Gasquet upset at Shanghai Masters October 9, 2013

    Shanghai: Ninth seed Richard Gasquet and 13th seed Gilles Simon were both shocked at the first round of the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament here on Tuesday. Gasquet was beaten 63, 64 by Canada's Vasek Pospisil. After the defeat, the Frenchman's chance of qualifying for the ATP World Tour Finals was...
  • Richard Gasquet ousted by Vasek Pospisil in Shanghai October 8, 2013

    Shanghai: Richard Gasquet was dealt a setback in his bid to qualify for the seasonending ATP Finals, losing to Vasek Pospisil of Canada 63, 64 on Tuesday in the first round of the Shanghai Masters. The Frenchman, who played in the yearend championships in 2007, is in ninth place in the...
  • Nadal beats Gasquet in straight sets, into final September 8, 2013

    New York: Rafael Nadal is into the US Open final after a 6-4, 7-6 (1), 6-2 victory over Richard Gasquet on Saturday. The second-seeded Nadal will face No. 1 Novak Djokovic on Monday. Nadal extended his streak without losing a service game to 73 before Frenchman Gasquet broke him in the fourth...
  • Djokovic and Nadal a step away from US Open showdown September 7, 2013

    New York: Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal can set up a delectable US Open final between the top two players in the world with 2013 grand slam bragging rights at stake by posting victories in Saturday's semi-finals. Australian Open champion Djokovic and French Open winner Nadal have designs on adding a...
  • Gasquet upsets Ferrer to reach US Open semi-finals September 5, 2013

    New York: Frenchman Richard Gasquet reached his first grand slam semi-final in six years with a 6-3 6-1 4-6 2-6 6-3 upset win over Spain's David Ferrer at the US Open on Wednesday. Playing in just the second grand slam quarter-final of his career, eighth-seeded Gasquet used his trademark backhand to...
  • Montanes upsets topseeded Gasquet to reach quarters in Umag July 25, 2013

    Umag: Albert Montanes of Spain upset topseeded Richard Gasquet of France 64, 64 on Wednesday to advance to the quarterfinals of the Croatia Open. Montanes was up 31 in the second set before Gasquet responded by winning three games in a row, but the Spaniard broke again at 44. Gasquet said...
  • Bernard Tomic beats Richard Gasquet to reach fourth round June 29, 2013

    London: Playing well even though his father, who's also his coach, was barred from the tournament because of an assault case, 59thranked Bernard Tomic reached Wimbledon's fourth round by eliminating No. 9seeded Richard Gasquet 76 (7), 57, 75, 76 (5) Saturday. Tomic, a 20yearold Australian, hit 19 aces while getting 80...
  • Kohlschreiber, Gasquet reach Halle quarterfinals June 13, 2013

    Halle: Secondseeded Richard Gasquet swept past Jurgen Melzer 63, 61 on Thursday to reach the quarterfinals of the Gerry Weber Open. Sixthseeded Philipp Kohlschreiber joined Gasquet in the last eight by beating German compatriot Tobias Kamke 64, 63. Kohlschreiber won the Halle event in 2011. The tournament is a grasscourt...
  • Wawrinka fights and rants his way to quarters June 4, 2013

    Paris: Stanislas Wawrinka seemed on his way out of the French Open, down two sets and playing Frenchman Richard Gasquet. Then, in the next set, it seemed to get even worse. Wawrinka was fuming. He ranted at the umpire several times, demanding that the line judge be changed. Somehow, Wawrinka managed...