Richard Gasquet
Richard Gasquet
Richard Gasquet
Richard Gasquet
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  • Personal
  • Career
    • Began playing tennis at age 4 with father, Francis, who ran a tennis club in Serignan. Mother, Maryse, also teaches tennis.
    • Discovered by former ATP pro Pierre Barthes, who ran the nearby Cap d'Agde tennis camp.
    • Graced cover of French Tennis Magazine at age 9 (February 1996).
    • Enjoys following rugby and supports hometown Beziers team.
    • Launched the Richard Gasquet Foundation in 2008.
    • During COVID-19 pandemic,donatedpersonal items to a charity auction that raised funds for Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP).
    • Published a book about his career in 2022 called"À revers et contre tout" (Against All Odds).
    • Underwent appendicitis surgery in March 2017 and groin surgery in January 2019.

    (UPDATED 21 AUGUST2023)

    • Former World No. 1 junior achieved career-high No. 7 in 2007 and finished 4 seasons in Top 10 overall (2007, 2012-13, 2015).
    • Defeated Top-5 players in 5 sets to reach SFs at 2007 Wimbledon (d. Roddick in QF), 2013 US Open (d. Ferrer in QF) and 2015 Wimbledon (d. Wawrinka in QF).
    • Owns 16 ATP Tour titles, including 2023 Auckland where he won the title at age 36 years, 6 mons. to become the oldest winnerduring the season.
    • Qualified at Nitto ATP Finals in 2007 and 2013, and reached ATP Masters 1000 finals at 2005 Hamburg, 2006 Toronto and 2012 Toronto.
    • Won ATP Tour debut as 15-year-old at 2002 Monte Carlo (d. Squillari), earned biggest career win at 2005 Monte Carlo (d. No. 1 Federer) and posted 500th career win at 2018 Monte Carlo (d. M. Zverev).
    • Remains youngest match winner since start of ATP Tour in 1990 and owns 600wins overall – most among Frenchmen in Open Era (since 1968). Joined Nadal, Djokovic and Murray as only active players on ATP Tour with at least 600 wins.


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