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19 First Time Duels At Indian Wells 2R

I will not bother ATP stat master Greg Sharko to confirm this odd observation but there will be a perhaps unofficial record of 19 first time matchups in the second round of the Masters 1000 BNP Paribas Open today and tomorrow. The most interesting – and longest awaited one will be between 36 year old […] Continue to read full article...

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Gasquet Floundering After Auckland Title

Richard Gasquet was a surprise winner in Auckland in January, reeling off five wins to snatch the title with a stunning performance vs Cam Norrie in the final 46 64 64. The big win and 16th career title vaulted the 36 year old back into the top 45. But since that astounding triumph, Gasquet has […] Continue to read full article...

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Champion Gasquet Reigns Supreme Again

By Scoop Malinowski Richard Gasquet has won sixteen ATP singles titles in his pro tennis career but today’s title in Auckland surprised even himself. Gasquet somehow found a way to dig out of a 0-3, love-40 deficit to defeat Cam Norrie 46 64 64. Gasquet had last won an ATP title in 2018. The 36 […] Continue to read full article...

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Gasquet vs Wawrinka Rivalry Ends

Richard Gasquet and Stan Wawrinka both turned pro in 2002 but have only played each other four times in their two decades long illustrious ATP careers. The latest duel of their rivalry was yesterday in Antwerp with the 36 year old Gasquet edging the 37 year old Wawrinka 26 76 64. Their previous match was […] Continue to read full article...

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Some Curious Head To Head Results

This week I noticed Adrian Mannarino is 2-0 career vs Stan Wawrinka. The French lefty beat Stan this week in Astana 16 62 63 and he also beat Stan at Miami Open 2015 76 76. The 34 and 37 year old have only played these two times. David Goffin is 1-1 vs Carlos Alcaraz, he […] Continue to read full article...

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Mid Wimbledon Observations

By Scoop Malinowski Jack Sock lost a heartbreaker today in the third round to Jason Kubler 62 46 57 76 63 but he proved finally he’s a Grand Slam force again with new coach Robby Ginepri. Sock and Coco Gauff are a favorite to win the mixed title. Taylor Fritz is quietly cruising through his […] Continue to read full article...

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Gasquet vs Verdasco: An Interesting Rivaly

Tennis rivalries can evolve in the most unpredictable and odd directions. And one that caught my eye is the unique head to head series of Richard Gasquet and Fernando Verdasco. Their first match was in 2004 In Buenos Aires, won by the 18 year old Gasquet over the 20 year old lefty from Spain 26 […] Continue to read full article...

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Bill Tilden On The French Players

The French style of play commends itself to me very highly. I enjoy watching the well-executed strokes, beautiful mobile footwork of these dashing players. It is more a lack of dogged determination to win, than in any stroke fault that one finds the reason for French defeats. The temperamental genius of this great people carries with it a lack of stability that can be the only explanation for the sudden crushing and unexpected defeats their representatives receive on the tennis courts. Continue to read full article...

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Richard Gasquet Biofile (2008)

By Scoop Malinowski I did this Biofile with Richard in 2008 in the U.S. Open locker room. Ht: 6-1 Wt:  165 pounds. DOB: June 18, 1986 In: Beziers, France. Childhood Hero: “Zidane from France, football, you know?” Tennis Inspiration: “The pleasure of playing, to hit the ball. There is pleasure and joy hitting the beautiful […] Continue to read full article...

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