A duel of elegance: Richard Gasquet takes on Grigor Dimitrov
- 25 July 2020 à 12H57
"I think Gasquet will have a slight advantage because he played in the first edition of UTS," said Pete Odgers, one of the two British co-commentators of the event. "He will be used to the noise and the environment of a UTS match. And he also knows the perfect moment to use the UTS cards. Gasquet has an advantage in this unique format. He played exceptionally well in UTS1. He impressed everyone."
"Dimitrov is one of the fastest players on the Tour"But Bulgarian Dimitrov is not here just to have fun. He has not chosen a nickname, unlike most of the players at UTS, and he is approaching his match with Gasquet in all seriousness.
"Dimitrov reached the semi-finals of the US Open last year," (losing to Daniil Medvedev) said Odgers. "He's a confident player. We know his game. He's one of the fastest players on the Tour. And he can he dangerous from anywhere on the court. Both players will cover the entire court. It should be a fantastic spectacle.""After recently recovering after testing positive for Covid-19 at the Adria Tour, Dimitrov may need to ease himself in. But if he is not fast enough out of the blocks, Le Virtuoso could leave him behind. The Frenchman is dreaming only of revenge, and of lifting the trophy.