After (kind of) shaking up the tennis world with his win over Roger Federer, Richard Gasquet followed that up with a victory over Tomas Berdych today in the quarters at the Italian Open. Next up, he's playing this guy named Rafael Nadal--a tough task to say the very least.
I don't know what kind of chance the Frenchman has against the king of clay, but it's good to see him in position to battle him in the later rounds of a tournament. And who knows? Maybe he can really shake up the world this time.
Gasquet's long been heralded as one of the game's most talented players, but motivation, injuries, drug-related controversies--what have you--have held him back. Hopefully, that's all behind him and he's ready to firmly establish himself in the top 10.
An old friend of mine and I used to talk tennis for hours, whether it was our own games or what was happening in the pros. I've started Tennis Talk, Anyone? to, well, talk tennis with an even broader crowd! My name is Van Sias and I've been playing for 20 years now, and not only am I player, I'm a huge fan of the game as well: pro, amateur, you name it. I'll post links to news items related to the sport, and offer my own personal opinion, predictions and hopefully get some of yours as well.