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Nadal pads lead as ATP No. 1-ranked player

Nadal pads lead as ATP No. 1-ranked player

LONDON, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Rafael Nadal collected title No. 62 and increased his hold on the ATP No. 1-ranking to 4,000 points.

Ernests Gulbis knocks off defending champ Tsonga in Marseilles

MARSEILLE, France, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Latvian Ernests Gulbis downed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the final of the Open 13 Sunday, denying the Frenchman a second consecutive Marseille crown.

Tsonga to face Gulbis in Open 13 finals

MARSEILLE, France, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga advanced to the finals of the Open 13 hardcourt tournament in his home country of France Saturday.
Tsonga returns to semifinals of Open 13 tournament

Tsonga returns to semifinals of Open 13 tournament

MARSEILLE, France, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Defending champion Jo-Wilfried Tsonga was pushed to three sets Friday but still earned a spot in the semifinals of the Open 13 tennis tournament in France.
Llodra, Struff win in upsets at ATP's Open 13

Llodra, Struff win in upsets at ATP's Open 13

MARSEILLE, France, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Michael Llodra and Jan-Lennard Struff posted upset wins Thursday that put them into the quarterfinals of the Open 13 tennis tournament in France.
Gasquet, Tsonga advance at ATP's Open 13 tournament

Gasquet, Tsonga advance at ATP's Open 13 tournament

MARSEILLE, France, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Top seeds Richard Gasquet and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga grabbed the first quarterfinal spots with wins Wednesday at the Open 13 Tennis Tournament in France.
Blaz Kavcic wins first match at ATP's Open 13 event

Blaz Kavcic wins first match at ATP's Open 13 event

MARSEILLE, France, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Blaz Kavcic grabbed the first match of the main draw Monday at the Open 13 tennis tournament in France.
Ferrer, Berdych both climb in ATP Top 10

Ferrer, Berdych both climb in ATP Top 10

LONDON, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Tournament wins by David Ferrer and Tomas Berdych improved their Top 10 ATP rankings, which were updated Monday.
Del Potro, top seeds advance in Rotterdam

Del Potro, top seeds advance in Rotterdam

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Top seeds Juan Martin del Potro, Andy Murray and Tomas Berdych all gained spots Thursday in the quarterfinals of the ATP tournament in the Netherlands.
Del Potro takes first-round match in the Netherlands

Del Potro takes first-round match in the Netherlands

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Defending champion and top-seeded Juan Martin del Potro beat Gael Monfils Wednesday at the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in the Netherlands.
Monfils up in ATP rankings, tightens Top 10 standings

Monfils up in ATP rankings, tightens Top 10 standings

LONDON, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Gael Monfils moves up seven places in the ATP rankings and tightens the rankings-points difference for No. 9 Richard Gasquet and 10th-ranked Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

Gael Monfils dispatches Richard Gasquet for Montpelier crown

MONTPELLIER, France, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Fifth-seeded Gael Monfils of France dispatched countryman Richard Gasquet in straight sets Sunday to win the Open Sud de France tournament.

Red-hot Gasquet reaches Open Sud de France finals

MONTPELLIER, France, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Frenchmen Richard Gasquet and Gael Monfils advanced to the finals of the Open Sud de France in Montpellier Saturday.
Gasquet through to semifinals on Montpellier

Gasquet through to semifinals on Montpellier

MONTPELLIER, France, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Defending champion Richard Gasquet advanced to the semifinals of the ATP's Open Sud de France with a straight-set win Friday.

Gicquel upset win worth spot in Open Sud de France quarters

MONTPELLIER, France, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Marc Gicquel upset No. 2-ranked Gilles Simon in second-round play Thursday at the Open Sud de France.
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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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