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Mathieu starts ATP's Open Sud de France with win

Mathieu starts ATP's Open Sud de France with win

MONTPELLIER, France, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Paul-Henri Mathieu lost only one game Monday in advancing to the second round of the Open Sud de France ATP tournament.
No. 9 Gasquet puts ranking on line at French tournament

No. 9 Gasquet puts ranking on line at French tournament

LONDON, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Richard Gasquet, the only Top 10 player scheduled to play this week, looks to defend his title at the ATP's tournament in France.
Gasquet and Tsonga put France in Davis Cup quarterfinals

Gasquet and Tsonga put France in Davis Cup quarterfinals

LA ROCHE-SUR-YON, France, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Richard Gasquet and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga posted a win in doubles Saturday and clinched a first-round Davis Cup series for France over Australia.
France goes up 2-0 on Australia in Davis Cup

France goes up 2-0 on Australia in Davis Cup

LA ROCHE-SUR-YON, France, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Top 10 players Richard Gasquet and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga won in straight-sets Friday, putting France close to wrapping up a Davis Cup series against Australia.
Hewitt to play three times in Australian-French series

Hewitt to play three times in Australian-French series

LA ROCHE-SUR-YON, France, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Veteran Lleyton Hewitt and Nick Kyrgios, with minimal Davis Cup experience, have Top 10 challenges when Australia takes on France in the Davis Cup first round.
Wawrinka climbs to No. 3 in men's tennis rankings

Wawrinka climbs to No. 3 in men's tennis rankings

LONDON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Stanislas Wawrinka, who beat the two top-ranked players in claiming the Australian Open title, jumped five places to world No. 3 Monday.
Robredo upsets Gasquet at Australian Open

Robredo upsets Gasquet at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Tommy Robredo defeated ninth-seeded Richard Gasquet Friday, the second Top 10 player to exit the Australian Open men's singles draw in 24 hours.
Djokovic extends Australian Open win streak to 23 matches

Djokovic extends Australian Open win streak to 23 matches

MELBOURNE, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Novak Djokovic ran his Australia Open winning streak to 23 matches Wednesday with a straight-set, second-round victory over Leonardo Mayer.
Del Potro making up ground in ATP rankings

Del Potro making up ground in ATP rankings

LONDON, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Juan Martin del Potro, who won last week's ATP tournament in Sydney, pulled closer to his stated goal of reaching the top three in the ATP world rankings
Djokovic a straight-set winner in Australian Open

Djokovic a straight-set winner in Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Novak Djokovic started his attempt at an Open Era-record fourth consecutive Australian Open title with a straight-set win Monday.
Djokovic to open Australian Open against 90th-ranked Lacko

Djokovic to open Australian Open against 90th-ranked Lacko

MELBOURNE, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Novak Djokovic opens his attempt for a fourth-consecutive Australian Open title against Lukas Lacko, the draw for the year's first tennis major showed Friday.
Nadal, Djokovic ranked 1-2 going into Australian Open

Nadal, Djokovic ranked 1-2 going into Australian Open

LONDON, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Rafael Nadal and three-time defending champion Novak Djokovic will be ranked 1-2 when the seedings and draws are determined for the 2014 Australian Open.
Ferrer, Murray fall in Qatar Open upsets

Ferrer, Murray fall in Qatar Open upsets

DOHA, Qatar, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Top 10 players David Ferrer, Andy Murray and Richard Gasquet were all beaten Wednesday in second-round action of the Qatar ExxonMobil Open.
Murray returns to ATP with shutout win

Murray returns to ATP with shutout win

DOHA, Qatar, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Andy Murray returned to ATP play Tuesday with a 6-0, 6-0 win that took just 38 minutes at the Qatar ExxonMobil Open.
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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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