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Richard Gasquet breaks his curse

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– With his epic win over #11 Milos Raonic ( he even saved 1 MP, winning 7-5 in the fifth), the talented frenchman Richard Gasquet finally broke his curse of not progressing further than R4 in any Grand Slam since Wimbledon 2007 [ till yesterday he had a 1-14 record on GS R4’s].

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Evolution of Djokovic vs Tsonga rivalry.

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– The Tsonga-Djokovic rivalry has always been an interesting one. It provided one of the few Slam finals in the last years ( in Australian Open 08′) without neither Federer or Nadal, and it all ended up with Djokovic winning in 4 tight sets to claim his first Grand Slam title.

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David Ferrer: Truly not just a claycourt specialist

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– After his meritorious run in SW19 ( he reached the QF’s for the first time, and even leaded Andy Murray by 7/6 *5/4), we can now conclude that Ferrer has become an all court player, as he has now made quarterfinals on all Slams. He started his career as a claycourt specialist, and he admitted that he had never played on grass till 2002, when he was 20 years old!!! But as the time advanced he became a very good hardcourt player, making his first Grand Slam semifinal on Flushing Meadows, in 2007 and his second on Australian Open, in 2011. And now, he even has 2 ATP titles on grass, and a quarterfinal appearance in Wimbledon. Also, out of his 15 ATP titles, he won 7 of them outside of clay. He has QF or better in every Masters 1000 or Grand Slam outside of clay, with the exception of Canada Masters ( in which his best result was R3 in 2008).

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