Andy Murray Vs Richard Gasquet Wimbledon 08 Preview

Andy Murray will today attempt to win again at Wimbledon and for the first time in his career reach at grand slam quarter final. Murray will take on French 8th seed Richard Gasquet on centre court, the 4th round match will be the third match on meaning the match will likely begin around 5pm. 

Murray has reached the 4th round of a grand slam on 4 previous occasions, twice at the US open and once at the Australian open and here at Wimbledon 2 years ago when he lost to Marcos Baghdatis.

Richard Gasquet has allready made been as far as the Wimbledon semi finals when he lost to Roger Federer last year, this is his only notable grand slam result.

These two players could hardly be more evenly matched in stats, Murray is 11th and Gasquet is 10th in the world rankings, both have won 5 career titles and they both have very similar grand slam results (excluding last year’s Wimbledon that Murray missed), 4th rounds at US open and OZ open and poor results at Rolland Garros.

The two have met previously on two occasions and unfortunately for Murray Gasquet his won them both. Their last encounter was at the ATP Masters Series event in Paris at the end of last year in three sets 6-3 0-6 6-4. Their first meeting was in 2006 in Canada at another ATP Masters Series event, Gasquet won in two sets 6-2 7-5.

 

Richard Gasquet Andy Murray
ATP Ranking 10 11
DOB 18/06/1986 15/05/1987
Birthplace Beziers, France Dunblane, Scotland
Residence Neuchatel, Switzerland Dunblane, Scotland
Height 6’1” (185 cm) 6’3” (190 cm)
Weight 165 lbs (75 kg) 175 lbs (79 kg)
Plays Right-handed Right-handed
Turned Pro 2002 2005
YTD Win Loss 13 Wins 7 Losses 28 Wins 10 Losses
YTD Titles 0 2
Career Titles 5 5
Prize Money $3,402,882 $2,407,154