Richard Gasquet is an experienced campaigner, who has played more than 800 singles matches in his career. The Frenchman made his debut on the ATP Tour way back in 2002, and has won 15 career titles so far. He also managed to reach the semifinals of the Wimbledon on two occasions in 2007 and 2015. The Frenchman has also reached the last four of the US Open in 2013.
The 34-year old had tested positive for covid-19 recently, and the virus had taken a huge toll on him. In an interview with L’Equipe, he reveals his long battle against the deadly virus, and how he is still recovering from the disease. Gasquet had to withdraw from the Monte Carlo Masters last week, after suffering from extreme fatigue due to the virus.
Covid hurt me: Richard Gasquet
Richard Gasquet revealed that he was bed-ridden for a few days due to covid-19. However, he stated that he loves tennis, and he would continue to play despite his pain. “Covid hurt me. I was completely at bed for a few days. I still have some issues, a lot of pain. But I still love playing and I think about tennis from morning to night,” Gasquet revealed.
Richard Gasquet competed at the Barcelona Open this week, where he suffered a first round exit, after losing to Jordan Thompson in a three set thriller. The veteran also missed the Australian Open 2021 due to a foot injury, and has won just two matches this season. His last win came against Marco Cecchinato in the first round of the Dubai Open last month.
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