As a young player, Richard Gasquet began his professional career at 16, after winning his first round on clay courts in Monte Carlo against the Argentine Franco Squillari. He became the youngest circuit player to win a victory in the Master Series. Richard’s exceptional talent did not go unnoticed by tennis specialists and was further confirmed with his victory in the mixed doubles with Tatiana Golovin at Roland-Garros in May 2004. In 2007, he reached his best ranking as seventh in the world. His one-handed backhand is often cited amongst the most spectacular and effective on the circuit. His technically accomplished game adapts to all surfaces and represents real added value for his French partners.
Richard’s 2013 season began with a victory in Doha and marked the start of a new cycle for the French number one, working hard to achieve his future ambitions. Richard finished the year in ninth place worldwide and joined the elite at the Masters in London. His ambitions took shape early 2014 with the signing of a partnership with le coq sportif and the arrival of his new coach Sergi Bruguera.