|Richard Gasquet Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 1 in|
|Date of Birth||June 18, 1986|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Richard Gasquet is a French professional tennis player who is best known for winning more than 15 singles titles on the ATP Tour. One of his best performances in Grand Slam singles tournaments was reaching the semifinals of Wimbledon Championships in 2007 and 2015. He is known for his one-handed backhand and his elegant groundstrokes. Richard has won a variety of tournaments such as the 2004 French Open and he also won an Olympic bronze medal in 2012.
Professional tennis player
Right-Handed (One-Handed Backhand)
- Father – Francis Gasquet (Tennis Club Owner)
- Mother – Maryse Gasquet (Tennis Trainer)
Richard Gasquet is signed with Federation Francaise de Tennis.
6 ft 1 in or 185 cm
78 kg or 172 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Richard Gasquet dated –
- Laury Thilleman (2012) – In June 2012, there was a RUMOR of a potential relationship between Richard Gasquet and the French model Laury Thilleman.
Race / Ethnicity
- One handed backhand
- Light brown hair
Richard has signed endorsement contracts with Head Graphene Extreme Pro, Lacoste, Le Coq Sportif, and Asics.
Best Known For
His one-handed backhand and for reaching the top 10 in the world on the official ATP list.
Richard was first seen in the 2014 documentary film Svet Stav as himself.
First TV Show
Other than tennis matches itself, Gasquet has appeared in the talk show Vivement Dimanche in 2002 as himself in just one episode.
First Professional Tennis Match
Gasquet played his first professional match in April 2002 at the ATP Monte Carlo Masters tournament. In the first round, the French youngster defeated Franco Squillari of Argentina.
Grand Slam Debut
He debuted at the 2002 French Open. Eventually, Richard lost in the first round to Albert Costa.
Richard has been coached by Sergi Bruguera and Sebastien Grosjean.
Richard Gasquet Favorite Things
- Surface – Clay
- Cuisine – Italian
Source – ITFTennis.com, Wikipedia
Richard Gasquet Facts
- Gasquet began playing tennis at the age of four.
- In February 1996 at the age of 9, Richard was already on the front page of the French Tennis Magazine.
- He shifted to Switzerland in 2005.
- He loves rugby and supports Béziers rugby team.
- Richard once stated that if he did not succeed as a tennis player, he would have been a rugby player.
- Gasquet enjoys watching football and supports the French teams Montpellier HSC and Paris Saint-Germain F.C.
- In September 2002, Gasquet was ranked as the number one Junior player.
- In 2002, Richard finished first at the junior French Open, US Open, and was selected as the World Junior Champion.
- Gasquet opened Richard Gasquet Foundation which focuses on helping children get a healthy lifestyle and build their future.
- He has battled rumors about his sexuality starting from 2007. He has said many times that he is not gay.
- Richard underwent groin hernia surgery on January 18, 2019.
- As of June 2022, he is placed at No. 5 on the list of active players.