On this article you'll find the Player's Profile of the two best French players in 2015: Richard Gasquet and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. Find out their recent trends and what can help you improve your tennis betting wins.
The former junior world no. 1, Richard Gasquet, is still not living up to expectations, after being pointed as one of the most talented players of his generation. Gasquet is known for his magical one-handed backhand and his outstanding shot making skills, however his defensive mindset is his biggest handicap.
For the fourth time on his career, Richard ended 2015 season inside top 10, with some good runs at Grand Slams. Let’s look closely to Gasquet numbers in recent years, using Pinnacle's closing betting odds.
If Gasquet has been an average investment as favorite in recent years, his numbers when priced as underdog are just terrible. As we mentioned, the French player has a very defensive mindset and that’s one of the main reasons for his poor results as underdog. Richard usually stands too far back behind the baseline, with a very passive strategy. This game style often works against lower ranked players, but there isn’t much he can do against the top players. Gasquet also struggles when facing hard hitters, giving them too much time to attack and control the rallies.
There are no doubts about Gasquet’s talent, but he’s far from reliable when priced as underdog and when facing an aggressive baseline player.
The 2008 Australian Open finalist, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, is known for his powerful serve and massive forehand. Tsonga is able to perform at a superb level, but is far from a regular player. Jo’s backhand is clearly his weakest shot, with the French struggling often to find the best timing on that groundstroke.
Tsonga is a great competitor and he loves the crowd energy, which makes him a very dangerous player on French soil.
There’s a huge difference, in previous four years, between Tsonga’s stats at Roland Garros and the other Majors. Clay is known as Jo’s worst surface, but playing at home is a massive advantage for him and the results clearly support that.
Tsonga has always been a terrific investment on French Soil and we suggest to add Jo to your betting picks when he’s playing “at home”, particularly at Roland Garros.