‘I could quit tennis at the end of next season,’ admits former top ten ace

Richard Gasquet admits he is nearing the end of his tennis career, and it could happen as soon as the end of next season. 

Gasquest has been a fixture on the ATP Tour for the best part of two decades, and was a former world number seven in his pomp.

He has also reached two Wimbledon semi-finals and one US Open semi-final, but he says he is starting to accept his tennis days will soon be behind him.

“I first got into the top 100 in 2003 and I never imagined then that I would still be playing tennis in 2020,” Gasquet told reporters in France.

“I’m happy that I’m still here, that I’m still competitive and that I’m still playing in these big tournaments. I’m quite proud of that.

“As for the statistics, of course it’s good to have finished in the world’s top 50 so many times. I still hope to play for a few more years, though I don’t know if that will be possible.

“I’ll play next year, though you never know what might happen. I could stop at the end of next year or I could carry on, but as long as I can continue playing I will do so.”

Gasquet has won 15 titles – all of which at ATP250 level – and won a Davis Cup as part of the French team in 2017.

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