Gasquet Brushed Aside by Florian Mayer

German tennis ace Florian Mayer showed the world of tennis what they had missed out on for several years after he rallied to beat Frenchman Richard Gasquet to reach the quarter finals of Wimbledon at the All England Club.

Mayer had been hailed as the next big thing of German tennis since he broke through the scene almost 10 years back now, but failed to live up to those expectations and most of the blame should be shouldered on him as his wayward life almost drove him away from the sport.

But the round of 32 at the All England Club was witness to one of the best pure talents that the sport had never seen fulfilling its true potential as Mayer brushed aside the world number twenty to reach the quarter finals stages of Wimbledon for only the second time in his career. 

The tennis betting online has gone wild, with many punters deciding that this must by Mayer’s year.

Although it has to be admitted that Richard Gasquet is not the player to compete against if one is to show his true class but for a player like Mayer, who has seen his time in the game derailed by personal problems, his 6-3, 6-1, 3-6, 6-2 over the Frenchman is very significant.

The last time that Mayer had reached this stage of the most prestigious Grand Slam event was way back in 2004 and in the match against the 26 year old Gasquet; Florian showed what Wimbledon had missed for all these years.

For a player of the caliber of Richard Gasquet to be brushed aside in four sets and 1 hour and 52 minutes speaks volumes about the dominance of the 28 year old German and it was only the resolve of the Frenchman that saved him from even more embarrassment. The day, however, belonged to Mayer as he gets ready for his next opponent.

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