Richard Gasquet

Bothered by a back injury before the French Open, Richard Gasquet has had a disappointing season so far: he reached only one final (Eastbourne, loss to Feliciano Lopez) and is now out of the top 20.
With a good performance in Paris he could secure a spot in the French Davis Cup team that will face Switzerland in less than a month.

Gasquet didn’t panic after the loss of the first set 6-7, and played much more relaxed in the second set, with some beautiful backhands down the line, to level the match at one set all. At 3-0 in the third, Istomin injured his knee after a long and spectacular rally, and managed to played only one more game. 6-7 6-2 4-0 victory for Gasquet who next plays 11th seed Roberto Bautista Agut.

Richard Gasquet

Richard Gasquet

Denis Istomin

Gasquet interview after his win:

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For the first time in years, all the big stars (minus Murray who had back surgery) played the BNP Paribas Masters in Paris. Nadal and Djokovic were fighting for the number 1 ranking whereas Federer, Wawrinka, Tsonga and co were all fighting for a qualification to the ATP Finals in London.
For the first time in the tournament history, the eight quarter-finalists were qualified for the ATP Finals in London. Djokovic defeated the defending champion David Ferrer in the final, and clinched his 40th career title.

Roger Federer

It was a busy Sunday yesterday at Roland Garros with eight fourth-round matches but also the end of two third-round matches that were suspended by night on Saturday: Verdasco-Gasquet and Murray-Kohlscheiber.

Richard Gasquet, Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci at practice on court 15:

Sara Errani

Richard Gasquet

Richard Gasquet and Roberta Vinci

Still suffering from back pain, Gasquet lost to Verdasco but he can be proud of his performance.

Richard Gasquet and Sébastien Gosjean

Big upset on court Chatrier: 17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer lost to Ernests Gulbis in five sets.

Roger Federer

Roger Federer

Roger Federer

Gulbis described his victory as the biggest of his career whereas Federer said he was disappointed but had already switched to grass mentally. Do you think Federer can bounce back and win Wimbledon?

Novak Djokovic dismantled Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-1 6-4 6-1 in one hour and 29 minutes and appears as the big favorite for the title.

Novak Djokovic

Jo-Wilfied Tsonga

Who will win Roland Garros 2014?

  • Serena Williams (33%, 40 Votes)
  • Maria Sharapova (30%, 37 Votes)
  • Li Na (11%, 13 Votes)
  • Simona Halep (10%, 12 Votes)
  • Other (9%, 11 Votes)
  • Jelena Jankovic (3%, 4 Votes)
  • Agnieszka Radwanska (3%, 4 Votes)
  • Victoria Azarenka (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Angelique Kerber (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Dominika Cibulkova (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Petra Kvitova (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 122

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Who will win Roland Garros 2014?

  • Rafael Nadal (40%, 108 Votes)
  • Novak Djokovic (29%, 79 Votes)
  • Roger Federer (21%, 57 Votes)
  • Stanislas Wawrinka (4%, 10 Votes)
  • Other (2%, 6 Votes)
  • Tomas Berdych (1%, 4 Votes)
  • Andy Murray (1%, 3 Votes)
  • David Ferrer (1%, 2 Votes)
  • John Isner (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Richard Gasquet (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 269

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Thanks a lot to Loic for the pictures!
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Richard Gasquet Roland Garros outfit

Richard Gasquet switched from Lacoste to Le Coq Sportif in January. Here is a look at Richard Roland Garros outfit:

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Check out some pictures of Gasquet at practice at Roland Garros last week and follow our Roland Garros 2014 coverage.

Richard Gasquet

Richard Gasquet practised twice on Court Lenglen on Friday. First with Paul-Henri Mathieu and then a few hours later with a Spanish player (not sure about that, I didn’t recognize him). Gasquet seemed frustrated by his game at times and still bothered by his back pains.

Richard Gasquet

Richard Gasquet