Richard Gasquet's agent Julien Cassaigne spoke to l’Equipe about Richard Gasquet's return to a high level. In last week's Cincinnati the Frenchman reached the semifinals losing to David Goffin. Cassaigne said: "Except Roger Federer, who won the Australian Open coming back from injury (in 2017) most other players need a few months to come back.
But Richard believed in himself, he kept going, practised a lot. But he needed matches and tournaments to feel like a tennis player. again. Richard was also supported by the French Federation like Pascal Supiot (physical trainer), Thierry Champion, and others.
He got a lot of support from those close to him." Asked what are Gasquet's goals now, Cassaigne replied: "Since 15 years, the goals are the same in all the big tournaments, the Davis Cup, the Olympic Games.
He is very proud to have already come back to such a high level & it's not over. If he stays healthy, he will again have very good results. Richard still loves playing tennis. He will keep going as long as he has this pleasure & as long as he feels he can beat the best players in the world.
We can't be surprised that he beats this level of players, but just that it happens so soon. I am very happy and proud of him. I was with him at his 1st tournament in Madrid and during clay season. With Thierry Ascione (his coach), we thought he would start to play well around September/October.
He's a bit earlier & has won great matches against top guys like Nishikori, Schwartzman and Bautista-Agut."