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How good could Monfils become?

This kid has tons of potential right now. We've seen what he's capable of in Doha and he's had flashes of brilliance elsewhere.

But, right now he has a lot of trouble picking the right shots and there's many questions about his mental abilities.

What do you guys think?
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Will have some big wins now and then, but won't have the consistency. Rasheed is a tough task master and it will be good for him, as he is a coach and a fitness trainer.

Too often he stands 10km behind the baseline and relies on his speed to win matches. Has to be consistently more aggressive than he is at the moment. Funny thing for a guy who is the fastest on tour, he really doesn't know how to use it as effectively as he should.

He has been injury prone, but looking a bit stronger this season.

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Re: How good could Monfils get?

I guess if he would stop moonballing from 10 meters behind the baseline he could make life a lot easier for himself and not run out of steam in the QF and SF of tournaments. That said, he needs to add more muscle.

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I guess if he would stop moonballing from 10 meters behind the baseline he could make life a lot easier for himself and not run out of steam in the QF and SF of tournaments. That said, he needs to add more muscle.
Why do you say that? He's proven to be able to hit the ball as hard as anyone on tour when he decides to. What advantages would added muscle give a player like Monfils?

I think he just needs to get a much more offensive mindset, especially in pressure situations. I think that against Nadal he knew that if he wasn't aggressive, Nadal would have made him pay for it. But against Roddick, he thought that he could hang back and Roddick would let him have it. He needs to keep his intensity up under pressure
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Monfils has all the weapons, the tactics are just lacking.

Not to mention the dreads the he needs to bring back

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I guess if he would stop moonballing from 10 meters behind the baseline he could make life a lot easier for himself and not run out of steam in the QF and SF of tournaments. That said, he needs to add more muscle.
He has muscle
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monfils has long takebacks. He needs to try and shorten them up for hardcourts...thats one of the primary reasons he stands 10ft behind the baseline..he needs time for his shots.
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Re: How good could Monfils become?

This is funny i was thinking of starting a thread on Monfils myself I think he has loads of potential and should be in the top 10 at the end of the year. And yeah he has more then enough power his forhand is huge and his obviously pretty muscular. He just needs to step into the court and believe in himself more in other words mature. He's probably my favorite player after Roger.
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he will be able to beat the gooch, donald young, and marko djokovic half drunk
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Yep Monfils has loads of potential and has freakishly good physical abilities...... but his brain should stop him from ever reaching the very top level. His 'tennis IQ' just isn't that high.
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Yep Monfils has loads of potential and has freakishly good physical abilities...... but his brain should stop him from ever reaching the very top level. His 'tennis IQ' just isn't that high.
i agree, he dosen't seem to get what he needs to do to win consistently. he just cant stand so far back and be so deffensive, its too demanding and clever players will take advantage of it.

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Monfils has potential at flipping burgers at Mcdonalds.

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Re: How good could Monfils become?

Gael will grow into his body and game with the right guidance, which I hope Rasheed can offer him. I honestly have faith in Gael as a future top 5 fixture and potential slam winner.

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Re: How good could Monfils become?

He is a good player if he stays fit and confident. His gameplan V Nadal in Doha was great and his FH looks good.

He can finish 09 as a top 10 player for sure if he gets a bit of form.



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