Australian Open 2022: Richard Gasquet Announces Sad News Ahead of Tournament

Published 01/03/2022, 11:08 AM EST


French tennis veteran Richard Gasquet has been around for a lengthy period. The former top 10 player has been part of some amazing matches over the years. 

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The former World No. 7 player has made a recent revelation of an unfortunate update. He will be missing the next upcoming events set to take place as he is dealing with health issues. 

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Is Richard Gasquet in doubt for the Australian Open yet again?

The winner of 15 titles on the ATP Tour spoke on his sad post and that the fact he will be undergoing isolation for the third time in two seasons. Speaking of his association with the Australian Open, he has reached the fourth round, which has been his best result over the years.

He issued a statement on social media that stated, “Hello everyone! I, unfortunately, tested positive for Covid this morning in Australia, no symptoms,” Gasquet wrote on Twitter. “We follow the protocol and let’s go for a week of isolation. 3rd time in 2 years.”

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It’s nice to see that the Frenchman taking it well. However, it would be really sad if he doesn’t make it in time as he had missed the Australian Open last year too. In fact, he has not played in Melbourne since the 2018 season.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 1, 2021 Switzerland’s Roger Federer shakes hands with France’s Richard Gasquet after winning their second round match REUTERS/Paul Childs

At the moment, players are competing in the warm-up events prior to the Australian Open 2022. Superstars like Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray have hit the practice courts. 

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The Australian Open 2022 is scheduled to begin from the 17th of January and will end on the 30th of January. It will be interesting to see how things go about until the first Grand Slam event of the year begins. Nonetheless, we wish all players the best of luck.

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Rohan has studied Sports Management and has a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering Tennis and Formula One.

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