Found May 18, 2012 on Tennis Panorama :
  By Enrico Maria Riva ROME - Richard Gasquet had just lost his quarterfinal match to David Ferrer at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia, and Riccardo Piatti, the veteran Italian coach who is working with Gasquet (together with Sébastien Grosjean) is resting in the players lounge. Piatti always follows Gasquet matches from the players box as he used to do with Ivan Ljubicic, Novak Djokovic, Simone Bolelli and the many other players he worked with during the years. Piatti is relaxed, he knows that Gasquet did his best against Ferrer but the Spaniard today was better; when Ferrer passes by to reach the news conference Piatti doesn’t hesitate for a second to call for his attention and congratulate him.   Riccardo Piatti has been a tennis coach for nearly 30 years now and his wide experience and great achievements are well regarded on the ATP Tour. Very few things remain unknown about his tennis theories but what about his approach to coaching a player? Piatti’s idea is that unless you get...

David Ferrer through to the semi finals of the Rome Open.

Ferrer flew to victory in two sets 7-6, 6-3. By Lisa-Marie Burrows Internazionali BNL D’Italia, Rome – World No.6 David Ferrer progressed through to the semi finals after his third straight sets win this week against Andy Murray’s conqueror, Richard Gasquet 7-6 (4), 6-3. David Ferrer was runner up here against compatriot Rafael Nadal in 2010 and has been extremely successful...

Gasquet Stuns Murray in Rome

Andy Murray By Enrico Maria Riva ROME – Matches usually tell two different stories: Andy Murray versus Richard Gasquet was no exception on Thursday at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia. While the Frenchman managed a great victory 6-7(1), 6-3, 6-2, helping him to gear up for the French Open, the Scot showed that he is still struggling on clay. Without coach Ivan Lendl anywhere in...

Rafael Nadal through to his 31st Masters 1000 final at the Rome Open

By Lisa-Marie Burrows Internazionali BNL D’Italia, Rome – Out on Campo Centrale this afternoon the crowd were treated to a battle between the Spanish No.1 and the Spanish No.2 under the late afternoon sun, which started as an exciting spectacle but unfortunately for David Ferrer was not sustained against Rafael Nadal. The King of Clay has kept his run of straight victories...

Nadal Breaks Through Ferrer, Djokovic Knocks out Federer to Reach Rome Final

By Enrico Maria Riva ROME – There must be a reason why tennis is about to allow one of the worst crimes of its centuries-old history. There must be a reason why David Ferrer may someday end his career without not only not reaching a Slam final but even without haven’t captured a Masters 1000. That reason has a triple name: Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal. On Saturday...
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