Monday, May 24, 2010
Richard Gasquet needed more legs and an oxygen tank than balls today during his 4-6, 6-7 (5), 6-4, 6-2, 6-1 first round defeat to Andy Murray at Roland Garros today.
The Frenchie had just won his first tourney in almost 3 years at Nice this past weekend and that effort seemed to take his energy from under him. Although he requested a Tuesday start to recover a bit from his tourney win RG officials weren't in the giving mood and denied him the later start. Pretty rough if you ask me...and him.
I was in the camp that believed we would be served an Upset Special on our viewing plates today but it wasn't meant to be. Reeshard was was playing really well and could've won the match in three sets until his energy began to wane and the errors crept in. As for Muzz, he hung in there and made the Frenchie grind, something the one-hander - who was looking all sorts of aggressive today, was not looking to do under the circumstances.
Let's hope we get a rematch at Wimbledon in a months time.
Next up for Muzz? Juan Ignacio Chela.