Richard Gasquet responds to Andy Murray's praise: I was happy when Andy said that

Murray praised Gasquet's victorious run from Auckland.

by Dzevad Mesic
Richard Gasquet responds to Andy Murray's praise: I was happy when Andy said that

Richard Gasquet admits he was happy when Andy Murray publicly praised and acknowledged his Auckland victory. In his first tournament of the 2023 season, former world No 7 Gasquet beat Cameron Norrie in the Auckland final. For 36-year-old Gasquet, it was his first ATP title since 2018.

In Auckland, Gasquet turned back the clock and captured his 17th ATP title. “Of course I was happy when Andy said that. I’ve known him for a long time, mutual respect. I didn’t win three Grand Slams like [him and Wawrinka], so it’s not quite the same.

But I’m very happy and very fortunate to still be on tour," Gasquet said, per Sportskeeda.

Murray's comments on Gasquet's Auckland win

“I was really happy for [Gasquet] when he won the tournament in Auckland earlier this year.

I think he maybe sometimes doesn't get the respect he deserves. He's been an incredible player for such a long time and I just love seeing guys that maybe are not at their peak, but they're still out there giving everything, competing because they love the sport," Murray said.

Meanwhile, 35-year-old Murray is also hoping to win at least one more ATP title before he retires. In 2017, Murray suffered a major hip injury. In the next two years, Murray had two major hip surgeries. Since returning from two hip surgeries, Murray has won one title.

In late 2019, Murray won Antwerp after beating Stan Wawrinka in the final. At the start of the 2022 season, Murray fell just short of winning Sydney as he reached the final before losing to Aslan Karatsev. This past February, Murray made his first final of the season in Doha.

Unfortunately for Murray, he couldn't upset Daniil Medvedev in the Doha final. Recently, Murray admitted that one of his goals is to win more titles and also make at least one more deep Grand Slam run.

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