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Djokovic again reaches Dubai semis

Djokovic again reaches Dubai semis

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Defending champion Novak Djokovic won in straight sets Thursday and earned a slot in the semifinals of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis championships.

Gasquet, Stepanek advance in Paris

PARIS, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Richard Gasquet of France and the Czech Republic's Radek Stepanek were among the first-round winners of the BNP Paribas Masters in Paris Monday.
Djokovic pushed in Swiss Indoor 2nd round

Djokovic pushed in Swiss Indoor 2nd round

BASEL, Switzerland, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- No. 2-seeded Novak Djokovic overcame a tough challenge from Jarkko Nieminen in advancing Thursday to the quarterfinals of the Swiss Indoors tennis tournament.
Djokovic begins Basel defense with win

Djokovic begins Basel defense with win

BASEL, Switzerland, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Defending champion Novak Djokovic got off to a good start Tuesday at the Swiss Indoors, dispatching Latvia's Ernests Gulbis 6-4, 6-2, in the first round.
Nieminen posts come-from-behind upset

Nieminen posts come-from-behind upset

MONTPELLIER, France, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Jarkko Nieminen fought off three match points in a come-from-behind victory Thursday at the Sud de France Open tennis tournament.
Montanes, Gasquet win French 1st rounders

Montanes, Gasquet win French 1st rounders

MONTPELLIER, France, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Seeded players Albert Montanes and Richard Gasquet claimed first-round wins Monday at the Sud de France Open tennis tournament.
Gasquet, Mayer win twice in Shanghai

Gasquet, Mayer win twice in Shanghai

SHANGHAI, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Mischa Zverev and Richard Gasquet both advanced to the third round of the Shanghai Masters with upset victories Wednesday.
Simon, Zverev to clash for Metz crown

Simon, Zverev to clash for Metz crown

METZ, France, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- France's Gilles Simon will meet Mischa Zverev of Germany after both took semifinals victories Saturday at the Moselle Open championship.
Gasquet takes tight second-round win

Gasquet takes tight second-round win

METZ, France, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- No. 4-seeded Richard Gasquet won a pair of tie-breakers in taking a three-set decision Wednesday at the Moselle Open tennis tournament in France.

Federer, Djokovic gain U.S. Open quarters

NEW YORK, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic each notched straight-set, fourth-round wins Monday to vault into the U.S. Open quarterfinals.

Almagro, Gasquet to meet for Gstaad title

GSTAAD, Switzerland, July 31 (UPI) -- Spain's Nicolas Almagro and Richard Gasquet of France will face off for the Swiss Open Gstaad title after both won semifinal matches Saturday.
Youzhny loses quarterfinal to qualifier

Youzhny loses quarterfinal to qualifier

GSTAAD, Switzerland, July 30 (UPI) -- Qualifier Yuri Schukin ousted top-seeded Mikhail Youzhny in three sets Friday and moved into the semifinals of the Allianz Suisse Open in Switzerland.
Montanes, Gasquet win in Switzerland

Montanes, Gasquet win in Switzerland

GSTAAD, Switzerland, July 28 (UPI) -- Seeded players Albert Montanes and Richard Gasquet each won second-round matches Wednesday by taking a third set 6-0 at the Allianz Suisse Open in Switzerland.

Gasquet outlasts Verdasco for Nice crown

NICE, France, May 22 (UPI) -- France's Richard Gasquet claimed the title of the first Nice Open Saturday, outlasting Fernando Verdasco of Spain 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (7-5).

Verdasco, Gasquet are finalists at Nice

NICE, France, May 21 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Fernando Verdasco of Spain out-fought Argentine Leonard Mayer in straight sets Friday and reached the finals of the Nice Open in France.
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Richard Gasquet
Richard Gasquet hits a forehand to Roger Federer in the Rogers Cup singles final at the Rexall Center in Toronto, Canada on August 13, 2006. The 20 year old Gasquet lost to Federer, the tournament top seed and world number one, 6-2, 3-6, 2-6 in front of a sold-out crowd on Center Court. (UPI Photo/Christine Chew)
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Richard Gasquet (French pronunciation: ) (born 18 June 1986) is a French professional tennis player. He won the mixed doubles Grand Slam title at the 2004 French Open, partnering Tatiana Golovin. His highest ranking in singles is #7. His best achievements in tennis are reaching the semi-finals of Wimbledon in 2007 and later that year qualifying for the Tennis Masters Cup. Gasquet is best known for his long winding groundstrokes and his one-handed backhand.

Richard Gasquet was born in Béziers in the Languedoc-Roussillon region. He is the only child in the family. He began playing tennis at the age of 4 under the guidance of his father, Francis, who ran a tennis club, the TC Sérignan, along with his mother Maryse. He appeared on the cover of French Tennis Magazine aged only 9, and was touted as an extremely promising prospect even at such an early age. He was coached by his father during his junior career, and by Tarik Benhabiles for a short period. Since turning professional he has been coached by Eric Deblicker and Guillame Peyre. In February 2010, he hired coach Gabriel Markus, who has worked with Marat Safin and David Nalbandian in the past.

He made his debut on the ATP tour in April 2002, at the Tennis Masters Series tournament at Monte Carlo where he received a wildcard into qualifying and became the youngest player ever to qualify for a Tennis Masters event. At the age of 15 years, 10 months, he defeated Argentina's Franco Squillari in the first round of that tournament to become the youngest player to win a tour-level main draw match since Tommy Ho at Rye Brook in 1988.

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