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Re: Monfils def. Verdasco 7-5 6-4

Gael wasn't too bad.

Appalling from Verdasco.

Looks like the braingears were really sticking today.
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to anyone who hasn't seen Gael play in a while and was wondering about his court positioning. well when he had break point at 2-2 in the 2nd set he swung at the ball and took out the fuzzy microphone at the back of the court.
Same again when he had a bp at 4-4. he ended up running along the court cover that was bunched up against the back wall and had to stop to avoid the running into the linesman's chair.

bit of a mug's match in fairness

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I was going to comment on Monfil's court positioning.

If he'd had his way the south stand would be off the coast of Corsica to give him enough room to work with.
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yeah he was crying after the first incident. did he expect the ump to pause the match and call in the demolition crew?
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Well done Monfils
Really solid for the most part throughout the match, especially when serving, while Verdasco just crumbled at the worst times to get broken. Can't say I'm particularly sorry about that since the Spaniard is very much on my naughty list - no, not that one pervs - but credit to the Frenchman for making the most of his break opportunities and giving the 'home' crowd something to cheer about

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to anyone who hasn't seen Gael play in a while and was wondering about his court positioning. well when he had break point at 2-2 in the 2nd set he swung at the ball and took out the fuzzy microphone at the back of the court.
Same again when he had a bp at 4-4. he ended up running along the court cover that was bunched up against the back wall and had to stop to avoid the running into the linesman's chair.
Yes, Monfils was still playing from waaay back for much of the match Still, he had quite a few nice attacking moments and I could almost swear he stepped inside the baseline more often today than when I last saw him against Davydenko at Wimbledon

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Hmm, the mini-dreads are OK as long as they don't get too much longer IMO

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I thought Monfils was going to be something special after his stellar junior career. But you see him on the court and your thought is...this is not a natural tennis player. Can somebody drill him on attacking tactics? or is too late?

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I was going to comment on Monfil's court positioning.

If he'd had his way the south stand would be off the coast of Corsica to give him enough room to work with.
yes he actually complained about that to the umpire saying "ok I hit the mic, ran into a chair, a ballkid and almost tripped on the
court cover what's next ?"

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What's French for "well play further up the fucking court then you mug". Because I'm sure that was the umpire's response
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Re: Monfils def. Verdasco 7-5 6-4

Verdasco wasn't just able to outhit Gael properly. Monfils was just hitting the ball back every time, plus his serving in the last game was just fantastic. And this smash - nice way to finish the match

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