Richard Gasquet: “I was a little shocked to make the front page at 9 years old”
Richard Gasquet, guest of the show As an asidebroadcast on Canal + this Friday at…
Richard Gasquet, guest of the show As an asidebroadcast on Canal + this Friday at 8:30 p.m., commented on the front page that Tennis Magazine dedicated to him when he was only 9 years old: “I was quite young. We didn’t know anything, I lived in the south with my parents, I played, I trained… We didn’t know about this media thing, we were very pure about it. Me, I was thinking of doing a page or two on the newspaper Tennis Magazine, because I read it all the time, every month. So, as soon as I saw the front page, I was a little shocked.
[…] Afterwards, it is normal for there to be pressure. On all the players there is pressure. In other countries there is pressure. But there I found that it was exaggerated because it came very very young, I was a little shocked. There was the front page (titled “Richard G., 9 years old, the champion France is waiting for? »), there were eight pages, it followed me throughout my career. It puts a little too much pressure, too much stress, it’s a little too big when you’re 9 to see yourself in magazines, it didn’t help me especially for the future. »