Richard Gasquet Bio


  • Began playing tennis at age four with father, Francis, who ran tennis club in Serignan; mother, Maryse, also teaches tennis
  • At nine, was on cover of French Tennis Magazine (February 1996)
  • Discovered by former ATP pro Pierre Barthes who ran the nearby Cap d'Agde tennis camp
  • Rugby fan and supports hometown Beziers team
  • No. 1 junior and World Junior Champion in 2002, winning Roland Garros (d. Recouderc) and US Open (d. Baghdatis)
  • Moved to Switzerland in Sept. 2005
  • In February 2008, launched 'The Richard Gasquet Foundation', which aims to help adolescents who struggle to find their place in society and who suffer from a lack of confidence
  • It will use sport as a way to bring underprivileged youths back to health and enable them to rediscover the joys of life; and as a way to build a future.
Biographical information from ATP. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2013.


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