It was Richard Gasquet with Fernando Verdasco in a 3rd round match that Verdasco over powered Gasquet and sent him back with a third round defeat in the French Open 2014. The score card read 6-2, 6-2 and 6-4.
It was a straight set win match for Verdasco. Gasquet failed to inspire throughout the match. The match did not continue in the same day due to bad light so the match resumed the next day. Richard Gasquet proved no match in front of the Spaniard as he found his rhythm into the match.
Gasquet already had a dismal lead against Verdasco in his previous encounters. Though Richard Gasquet has reached the semi finals of two grand slam twice but failed to break through into the finals. It has been four years since he has been in the ATP Tour. It might be lack of inexperience and less confidence that Gasquet is unable to reach the finals.
The preview of the match between Gasquet and Verdasco also predicted that it would be Verdasco who will emerge victorious. Gasquet’s first two rounds were spectacular and even he was going in with confidence in the third round but unfortunately he suffered defeat in the hands of Fernando Verdasco who proved to be pro on clay court.
His effort was commendable which cannot be denied. Clearly Gasquet was the crowd favorite who was hoping to change things around but in the end the fortunes turned against him and he could not ponder over the situation in spite of getting one night off before the match commenced the next day. It is a matter of luck too as Gasquet has had trouble in reaching the final stage as he gets knocked down earlier than expected. The result got mixed reaction.
If you are a Marion Bartoli fan, there is some good news for you. You will have the opportunity to see your favourite player in action again in a few days’ time. The 2013 Wimbledon Champion is going to participate in a charity mixed doubles match which will take place at Queen’s club on the 15th of this month.
Bartoli will partner the Scottish superstar Andy Murray in that match and the opposing pair will consist of Ross Hutchkins and a player from female category whose name has not been disclosed yet.
The money raised from that match will be given to the Elena Baltacha Tennis Academy.
Elena Baltacha was actually a former British player who passed away some time back. She was suffering from the dangerous disease of cancer. She was just 30 years of age.
So, this charity match is going to be organized in her memory.
Bartoli has not played any professional match after announcing her retirement last year. She had shocked the entire tennis world by that announcement as nobody was expecting her to hang the racquets after achieving glory in the Wimbledon Championships. But, she decided to quit because of her fitness issues and since then, she hasn’t been seen on the court playing any kind of match.
Talking about Baltacha the other day, the Frenchwoman said, “She was one of my good buddies and that’s why I am looking to do whatever I can to raise money for her academy.”
“She herself was a very helpful human being. She was always ready to do things for the other people. So, it’s really nice to see people coming forward and trying to help her academy. That would make her happy wherever she is.”
Baltacha had retired from professional tennis last year.
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