We Know She Likes Roger, But What about “Baby Federer”?

Posted By: The Ski Channel on July 15, 2009 3:55 pm

We all know that Lindsey Vonn has a great amount of admiration for Roger Federer.  But what about “Baby Federer,” who is known in real life as 23-year old French tennis star Richard Gasquet? We’re guessing that no one can take the place of Roger, but you never know. 

Back in March, Richard tested positive for cocaine during one of the biggest tennis events of the year.  Before the positive test, he had already withdrawn from the tournament, the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami.  The punishment for a doping offense of that magnitude is a one-year ban from the ATP Tour.  Well, word came down today that the International Tennis Federation accepted Gasquet’s claim that his positive test was due to kissing a woman, who had used cocaine, on the mouth “about seven times.”  Since he didn’t knowingly use the substance, his punishment was reduced to the time he’s already not played–two and a half months. 

On the ATP Tour, Gasquet is known as being shy but is highly motivated and a hard worker.  Now that this difficult time has passed for him, he can resume his career.  Maybe Lindsey will be watching him play the real Federer in the French Open next year.