I’m among the worst players to claim 500th win, says Richard Gasquet

by Ajit Singh Khanna | Posted on Friday, April 20th, 2018 | 0

Richard Gasquet became first French tennis player to complete 500 singles career wins in Open Era after sealing his berth in the quarter-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters.

Gasquet pulled off a 6-2 7-5 win over Micha Zverev in the third round, becoming only the eighth active player on the ATP World Tour to achieve the milestone.

The others to have gotten there are: Roger Federer (1149), Rafael Nadal (881), Novak Djokovic (788), David Ferrer (724), Andy Murray (655), Tomas Berdych (626), and Tommy Robredo (533).

However, a humble guy that he is, Gasquet considers himself among the worst to be in the list.

“I’m happy I did it in Monte-Carlo 16 years after my first victory,” the 31-year-old said.

“There are very few players who have achieved this… I certainly am among the worst of players [to achieve it].”

Meanwhile, Gasquet will look to continue his run on red dirt when he squares off against Alexander Zverev in the last-eight stage on Friday.

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