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Monfils Will Upset Blake

I can understand why Blake is the favorite because he's a better all around player but Monfils is better on clay as evidence that Monfils beat Blake last year at the French Open. Look for Monfils to go deep in Rome to give himself some energy heading into the French.
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Re: Monfils Will Upset Blake

Are we talking about the same Monfils who couldnt win one freaking game vs the clay king Radek Stepanek?
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Are we talking about the same Monfils who couldnt win one freaking game vs the clay king Radek Stepanek?
Wasn't Monfils injured. The scoreline says 0-6 0-2 so I'm assuming he wasn't full strength and was saving his energy.
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Re: Monfils Will Upset Blake

upset?

Monfils reached the SF last year in Rome...

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upset?

Monfils reached the SF last year in Rome...
Blake is favored to win. If we bet Monfils, we'll make some cash $$$.
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too unpredictable to call
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too unpredictable to call
Well if its 50/50 and were getting great odds with Monfils, shoulnd't we take a chance and cash out?
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Well if its 50/50 and were getting great odds with Monfils, shoulnd't we take a chance and cash out?
I don't know if we will cash out with those kinds of odds. That's why it's 50-50, flip of a coin. Pay out with Monflis is better, but no reason to pick him over Blake.
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I got Monfils winning this.

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Re: Monfils Will Upset Blake

i think he will upset blake by jumping around the court like a released mental patient. but other than that blake will have plain sailing
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Re: Monfils Will Upset Blake

Only person Monfils will upset is himself, and his camp.
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Re: Monfils Will Upset Blake

As for the match-up...it is possible he wins, but Blake's game style is dangerous for him, more so because Monfils is not in-form, and the courts play quite fast.
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Re: Monfils Will Upset Blake

Monfils is a shadow of the player he was last year and his confidence has been shattered. He wasn't badly injured in the Stepanek game - at least not in the first set. Whilst he has the shots and speed to hurt anyone if it comes together and Blake is no clay-master, I wouldn't put my money on Monfils as he's just too unpredictable these days. I'll bet on him when I see him capable of winning big matches again, but for now I think he's in the middle of a bit of a crisis in his game. Wouldn't totally surprise me if he beat Blake, but I think it's unlikely.
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Re: Monfils Will Upset Blake

Monfils is useless these days but James is uselsess on clay, so it is 50/50 , but I would favour Blake he played some solid matches recently and he can trouble Monfils with his powerfull strokes considering how fast this clay is , of course it is still clay but Blake showed some great play last year against Almagro and match with Monfils was quite close Gael won 6-2 6-7 7-6 5-7 6-4 and now clay is faster, Monfils much weaker so I would pick James

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Re: Monfils Will Upset Blake

Anybody can upset Blake now-a-days...

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