The Biterrois, 50th player in the world, has not played in competition since his quarter-final at the tournament in Dubai, February 27.Richard Gasquet was back to training Tuesday, may 12, at the club Racing in the Bois de Boulogne in Paris. (FABRICE ABGRALL / RADIO FRANCE)
Richard Gasquet is back in training. It was Tuesday, may 12, on the Court n°1 clay club Racing in the Bois de Boulogne. The Biterrois, 50th player in the world, has hit the ball for an hour and a half with Julien Cassaigne, his agent, ex-player himself and transformed for the occasion into a Sparring Partner.
.@richardgasquet1 back to training in Racing in the Bois de Boulogne. 1h30 with J. Cassaigne, history to retrieve the sensations. A smooth recovery before accelerating the pace in the end of the session. “The hits it’s going. He just need to pay attention to the physical.” pic.twitter.com/qY7FoATOqZ
— Fabrice ABGRALL (@FabriceAbgrall) May 12, 2020
It is applied to play in rhythm at first before accelerating the pace in the end of the session. Richard Gasquet has not played in competition since his quarter-final at the tournament in Dubai last February 27. And despite its 55 days of confinement, the Biterrois has lost none of her tennis. The ball striking is still as pure and precise. “If there were a tournament tomorrow, I will put Federer seeded no. 1 and Richard n°2, plays Julien Cassaigne. It plays really well.”
“No need to hurry”
Richard Gasquet, for his part, is mainly to preserve his or her physical. “The physical, it is lost very quickly, especially when you have surpassed 30 years, “he says. It is necessary to be careful, go slowly and gradually. It is no need to hurry.”
Anyway, does anyone know when the competition will resume, as much to be careful. In my opinion, we tennis players, we still for a minimum of three months.Richard Gasquet, a player of tennisà franceinfo
Richard Gasquet will, therefore, continue to train diligently without any perspective and without clear goals. The resumption of the competition is not foreseen, in the best case, before 13 July. But it is a question that the ATP, the association that manages the professional circuit, male, announcement in the next few days the cancellation of the tournament scheduled between 13 July and 2 August.