Gasquet looking to win

Richard Gasquet will be one of the hopefuls of pulling off what would be a remarkable French open victory in front of his home crowd in France. Gasquet reached the fourth round in 2011 which was his best performance at Roland Garros in his career. Having made the quarter final in Rome, which included a impressive victory over British number one and world number four Andy Murray. Although clay is not his proffered surface his clay game has improved significantly in recent years and the French tennis star will be eying a strong performance in this years competition.

Gasquet who is currently ranked world number twenty, will be looking to take advantage of a weak selection of the draw which sees the previous world number seven play Estonian qualifier Jurgen Zopp in the first round. Looking at the draw Gasquet would hope to be reaching the quarter finals and potentially further should he raise his game and gain some momentum as the tournament continues. A good performance in Paris will leave him in good stead heading into a highly competitive Wimbledon later in the summer, which is a tournament that Gasquet has often performed well in including a semi-final in 2007 which remain as his best grand slam performance to date.

Best known for his quality ground strokes his game is well suited to grass compare to clay, however with the crowd on his side and a good draw, this could well be a chance to register a career best performance at a grand slam, which should he do there is a very good chance he will equal or beat that record at Wimbeldon, which will restore him into the top ten players in the world.