Richard Gasquet is a French professional tennis player. He is a former World No.7, a ranking which he reached in July 2007. His best Grand Slam finish was winning the French Open mixed doubles event in 2004. In addition to his professional career, he has represented France in international competitions including the Olympics and the Davis Cup, and Hopman Cup.

Player Profile

Richard Gabriel Cyr Gasquet was born on June 18, 1986, in Béziers, France. He currently resides in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. The Frenchman stands 183 cm tall and his weight was last as 79 kg by the ATP. He is right-handed and uses a one-handed backhand. His parents were both tennis teachers and Gasquet was touted as a prodigy and future tennis champion when he was nine years old.

Height / weight 1.83 m / 79 kg
Born 18 Jun 1986
Nationality France France
Playing Style Right Handed
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Gasquet is coached by Julien Cassaigne and since turning pro, he has earned $19,538,187 in prize money. As of July 2022, he is the 29th all-time leader in earnings.


As a junior player, he won the 2002 French Open boy’s and the US Open boy’s titles. He made his debut as a professional in the same year when he played in Monte Carlo. He achieved the biggest Grand Slam win in his career in 2004 when he and partner Tatiana Golovin won the mixed doubles title at that year’s French Open.

In 2005, he won the Nottingham Open singles title, his first ATP title. He would go on to win three more ATP titles in 2006. He started 2007 by making it to his first Australian Open fourth round. In the same year, he reached made his first Grand Slam Semifinals, at Wimbledon. These wins led him to his career-high ranking of No.7.

His career continued on an upward trajectory but in 2009, he started to struggle, and he also tested positive for cocaine. After a short time away, he returned to form and he made it back to the Top 10 of the world rankings.

In 2012, he represented France in the 2012 Olympic Games where he made it to the second round. He also won the bronze in the men’s doubles event. The following year, he made it to his second Grand Slam semis at the US Open. In 2015, he reached his third Grand Slam semis at Wimbledon. In 2016, he would make it to the quarters of the French Open but would later struggle with injuries.

Hernia surgery sidelined him for a period in 2019 and he struggled to gain traction in 2020. He appeared to bounce back in 2021 when he won reached his first final in three years and he marked his 550th win. In 2022, he made his 67th Grand Slam appearance.

Career Record


  • Highest Singles Ranking: 7 (July 9,2007)
  • Current Singles Ranking: 66 (July11, 2022)

Best Grand Slam Singles Performances

  • Australian Open - 4R (2007, 2008,2012, 2013)
  • French Open - QF (2016)
  • Wimbledon - SF (2007, 2015)
  • US Open - SF (2013)

Other Singles Tournaments

  • Tour Finals - RR (2007, 2013)
  • Olympic Games - 2R (2012)


  • Highest Doubles Ranking: 45 (April7, 2008)

Best Grand Slam Doubles Performances

  • Australian Open - 1R (2006)
  • French Open - 1R (2002, 2003, 2005)

Other Doubles Tournaments

  • Olympic Games - Bronze Medal (2012)

Best Grand Slam Mixed Doubles Performances

  • French Open - W (2004)

Team Competitions

  • Davis Cup - W (2017)
  • Hopman Cup - W (2017)

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