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Having struggled to find any form after his comeback during the clay season, Gasquet went out in the second round of the French Open to David Nalbandian.Following a disappointing opening half of the season, in the space of three weeks he successfully defended his title at Nottingham, lost in a first-round meeting with Roger Federer at Wimbledon, and won his second title of the year on clay in Gstaad.He was the second-youngest player ever to compete in the main draw there.Despite his lack of experience, he managed to take a set off the eventual champion Albert Costa in the first round. 1 junior in the world and was named World Junior Champion, having won the junior titles at the French Open and the US Open.
Gasquet made his Grand Slam tournament debut at the 2002 French Open at the age of 15 years, 11 months, nine days.
At Monte Carlo, he notched his first win over a top-10 opponent of the year, winning his third-round match over Ivan Ljubičić, ranked no. However, he then lost his quarterfinal match to twice former Monte Carlo champion Juan Carlos Ferrero.
Gasquet reached his first final of the season two weeks later at Estoril, but the up-and-coming Serbian player Novak Djokovic got the better of him in three sets.
Upon recovery, he won back-to-back Challenger titles in March.
In April, riding the momentum of a 10-match winning streak, Gasquet reached the semifinals of the Masters Series tournament at Monte Carlo, handing world No.