French tennis player Richard Gasquet achieved a massive feat with a stunning 6-2 7-6 (5) victory over second seed Daniil Medvedev at the Geneva Open on Tuesday. Gasquet became the 10th active man to score 35 or more career wins over the Top 10. With this win, the 35-year-old joined the elite roster that includes players such as Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray.
Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic is currently ranked number one on the list with 232 wins in his cat. Roger Federer is second on the list with 224 wins. Australian Open champion Rafael Nadal (181 wins), currently finds himself third on the list. British-born tennis player Andy Murray finished fourth in the elite list.
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Murray, who has 104 wins to his name, is followed by Stanislas Wawrinka (58 wins), Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (45 wins), Alexander Zverev (41 wins), Kei Nishikori (40 wins), Feliciano Lopez (39 wins).
Notably, it was also Gasket’s 10th career win over the Top 5 (and the second best win of his career by ranking). Previously, in 2005, Gasquet defeated Federer in the quarter-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters.
GASQUET’s 10 Career Team won over 5 players:
No. 1 Roger Federer (Quarterfinals of Monte Carlo 2005)
No. 2 Daniil Medvedev (2022 Second Geneva Round)
No. 3 Andy Roddick (Wimbledon quarter-finals 2007)
No. 3 Novak Djokovic (2007 ATP RR Finals)
No. 3 Roger Federer (Third round in Rome 2011)
No. 4 Andy Murray (Rome 2012 third round)
No. 4 David Ferrer (2013 US Open quarter-finals).
No. 4 David Ferrer (Quarterfinals Beijing 2013)
No. 4 Stanislas Wawrinka (2015 Wimbledon quarter-finals)
No. 5 David Ferrer (Canada third round 2008)
Gasquet has won 15 singles titles on the ATP Tour so far. His best singles performance in a Grand Slam was to qualify for the semi-finals at 2007 and 2015 Wimbledon and to the semi-finals of the 2013 US Open.
Gasquet’s victory over Medvedev helped the French tennis player qualify for the quarter-finals of the Geneva Open. In the next stage, he will face Poland’s Gaskeh Kamil Majcherczak. Earlier, in the round of 16, Majcherczak scored a comfortable 6-2, 6-3 victory over Italian Marco Cecchinato.
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