Gasquet takes record from Federer after playing at Roland Garros for 20th time

Richard Gasquet has played his 20th Roland Garros this year losing to Arthur Rinderkench in the first round and he overtook Roger Federer in the process.

Playing many grand slams is a big achievement because it highlights the longevity of a player. There are only four grand slams each year and being able to play them in general means that you're among the 100 best tennis players in the world and doing so many times means that you held your qualify for a long time.

Richard Gasquet has now joined a very short list of players that have played at least 20 times at a grand slam. He did it at Roland Garros having now taken part in the event 20 times. By doing that he overtook Roger Federer who played 19 Roland Garros events in his career. Both of them are in the club of players who played a grand slam at least 20 times.

It's a short list of players with Jimmy Connors, Roger Federer, Andre Agassi, Fabrice Santoro and Lleyton Hewitt also there. Gasquet debuted at Roland Garros in 2002 aged 15 but he missed the event twice due to injuries. Had he played every year he would be at 22 joining an even shorted list as only Federer and Connors did it so far.

When it comes to Roland Garros, this is the list:

21 - Feliciano Lopez

20 - Fabrice Santoro

20 - Richard Gasquet

19 - Roger Federer

19 - Novak Djokovic

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