Recently, Richard Gasquet former World No.7 was seen at Ultimate Tennis Showdown in France swinging his racquets.
And as in general, the traditional game has long matches and players are all by themselves, the matches of the tournament had a time limit barrier, on-court coaching was permitted and tennis was depicted in an amusing manner.
It’s ‘tiresome’ to watch those marathon matches consisting of 4 to 5 sets of play, said the Frenchman as he reflected on the lengthy matches on the tennis.
Richard Gasquet told L’Equipe,
“I don’t know if there is someone who likes tennis more than I do, but I can’t watch Roland Garros anymore, I can’t watch 4 or 5 sets, even for a Federer vs Nadal. When you’ve been watching for 1.20 hours, its 7-6 and 0-1, I’m cooked, it’s tiring.”
The world no.50 then added, “We are only sport where you can play for more than four hours. There has to be more freedom. Fewer pretensions, being able to talk to the coach, listen to what your opponent says can be pretty good. There are a few things to shorten playtime.”
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