Richard Gasquet

Richard Gasquet

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Beziers, France
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Beziers, France

Richard Gasquet is renowned as a professional tennis player from France. Richard Gasquet has won 15 singles titles on the ATP Tour.

Early life

On June 18, 1986, Richard Gabriel Cyr Gasquet was born in Beziers, France. As of now, he is already 35 years old and his zodiac sign is Gemini. He was born to his father Serignan Gasquet and his mother Maryse Gasquet. His parents both were tennis teachers and ran a local tennis club.

Due to his parent’s influence, he began playing tennis at the age of 4. At the age of 9, he was touted as a future champion. It was on the cover of the February 1996 issue of French Tennis Magazine.

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Caption: Richard Gasquet in his childhood photo with his parents. Source(Instagram)


At the age of 17, Richard Gasquet competed in the finals of Metz, his first ATP Tour Singles. Unfortunately, he lost to Jérôme Haehnel. In 2005, he conquered many things during that time despite missing the first seven weeks of the season due to chickenpox. He won match after match at the Challenger titles, as he recovered from it. In the Master Series Tournament at Monte Carlo, he also beat the then world No.1, Rodger Federer.

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Caption: Richard Gasquet after winning a match. Source(Instagram)

Soon, he became the youngest French player ever to beat the No.1 player in the world. Unfortunately, he lost the competition to Rafael Nadal. In the French Open, in 2005, he also won his first-ever Grand Slam title. Moreover, he won his ATP tour singles for the first time on his 19th birthday. For the 2 months of the season, he incurred an elbow injury and couldn’t play. In the 2006 Australian Open he lost to Tommy Hass. meanwhile, he evened the Davis Cup score, where Richard beat Tommy.

He defended his title at Nottingham, even having a disappointing 1st half of the season. And, he lost his first match at Wimbledon against Roger Federer, unfortunately. In the second half of the season, he came back with an improvement. Later on, he moved to the US Open and the Canadian Open and he lost to Federer again. On Lyon’s indoor carpet, he won his third ATP Tour Singles title. In a single year, he completed his achievement of reaching ATP singles finals on all four surfaces.

More about career

In 2007, he reached world No.7 which was his all-time high ranking in the ATP ranking structure. In the Australian Open, he also reached the fourth round. For the first time at Wimbledon, he appeared in the Grand Slam semifinals. Thus, he defeated Andy Roddick and it was one of the greatest Wimbledon quarterfinals. Similarly, he lost in the semifinals to Federer. Unfortunately, he couldn’t participate in the US Open in 2007 due to a virus. Meanwhile, he won his fifth ATP title by defending against Olivier Rochus. Additionally, in the Tokyo ATP tournament, he reached the finals.

After a few weeks’ break, Soon, he returned to Lyon, after a few weeks break. During the time, he was the defending champion but lost the title to Tsonga. In Paris Masters, they again met where Gasquet beat Tsonga in the 2nd round. Gasquet beat another world No.1, Andy Murray. Hence, he lost to David Nalbandian in the quarterfinals. Moving on, he qualified for the Tennis Masters Cup.

However, in the 1st round, he was defeated by Rafael Nadal. And, he defeated Novak Djokovic and lost to David Ferrer, in the game. In the Mercedes Cup, the US Open, and ATP Tour Singles, he also lost the games. In the 2012 London Summer Olympics, he was seen participating. Therefore, he represented France and played both singles and doubles.

Career highlights

Unfortunately, he did not earn any medals in the men’s singles category. In the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics, he had intentions of playing. Later on, he decided to go into the US open instead. Hence, he started preparing for the 2008 US Open and opted out of the Olympics. Also, he is currently playing at the Croatia Open and is not in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics either. Likewise, he was rather preparing for Wimbledon and the Swedish Open.

Moving on, he played in the Australian Open, Sony Ericsson Open,  Abierto Mexicano Telcel tournament, BNP Paribas Open, and French Open, to name a few. In 2013, due to multiple injuries, losses, and lacks he lost his top ten ATP rankings and had reverted to 27. Later, he made his come back and he reached the quarterfinals of the US Open. Therefore, also reached the fourth round for the French Open. Moving on, he made it a point to return to the top 10, in 2017. He made a statement that he wanted to focus more on the bigger tournaments.

Personal life

According to sources, Richard Gasquet is yet not married and kept his personal life private.  Thus, he was suspended from playing tennis. It was after traces of cocaine were detected in his system in a urine sample taken in March 2009. Thus, the tribunal committee found that “ The cocaine entered his system through inadvertent contamination in a nightclub.”Gasquet explained when he french kissed a stripper at a nightclub in Miami, the cocaine might have entered his boy.

Body measurement and Social media

Richard Gasquet is good-looking and handsome. He is very tall and stands 6 feet tall and his weight is not known. And, the tennis player has brown hair color and dark brown pairs of eyes.

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Caption: Richard Gasquet standing tall and handsome. (Source: Instagram)

He has his Instagram account named @RichardGasquet34 and has 139k followers. Also, in his Twitter account named @RichardGasquet1, he has 126.2k followers.