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Monfils overcomes Almagro 6-4 6-3 7-5

Completely stupid behaviour from Almagro at *5-6 in 3rd. Supervisor was called to the court because umpire refused letting Almagro to challenge the call after Nicolas previously asked his coach if the ball was in or out.

Fun match to watch btw.
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AO 3 round Monfils Def. Almagro 6/4 - 6/3 - 7/5

What is up with grumpy Norm Chryst ? So the player can't make a CH. that was nuts man. Lucky that Almagro is a nice guy. If it was another hot head..

Well played by monfils, Almagro played well the third until this BS point. That got him ratled.
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Monfils routines Almagro

Almagro is his pigeon, after all.

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Re: AO 3 round Monfils Def. Almagro 6/4 - 6/3 - 7/5

Norm said he had to challenge immeditally,not look at his box to see to challenge or not.

Many players do this, Almagro just didn't get away with it.

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Re: AO 3 round Monfils Def. Almagro 6/4 - 6/3 - 7/5

Yeah, Almagro was pissed off. That probably cost him the set.
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Re: AO 3 round Monfils Def. Almagro 6/4 - 6/3 - 7/5

Great stuff Gael

Next round vs. Simon/Ancic should be a good one.

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Re: AO 3 round Monfils Def. Almagro 6/4 - 6/3 - 7/5

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Norm said he had to challenge immeditally,not look at his box to see to challenge or not.

Many players do this, Almagro just didn't get away with it.
Not only look at his box, but ask loudly and get a loud reply

If Norm Chryst was a scumbag he should give Almagro a warning for coaching
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Re: AO 3 round Monfils Def. Almagro 6/4 - 6/3 - 7/5

Monfils is a clown in the best and and worst sense of the word.

Some of the passes were so good Almagro could only laugh. he even hit 2 passes with a one handed backhand and the fh squash shot one was crazy. The "OOOOOOOHHHHHHH" celebration noises were just...baffling and amusing.

I wonder would Norm have made the same call against some one like Nadal that he did against Almagro near the end.
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Re: AO 3 round Monfils Def. Almagro 6/4 - 6/3 - 7/5

The umpire was right, in that final set Almagro was just being obnoxious,Monfils and the lineswoman were laughing at him when he was arguing .I am impressed with Gael he is maturing and he is quietly in the 4th rd.
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Monfils is a clown in the best and and worst sense of the word.
Agree

When I am watching him I feel like I am in the circus. In the best and worst sense of the word.
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Re: AO 3 round Monfils Def. Almagro 6/4 - 6/3 - 7/5

Good match from Monfils.

Norm should have let Almagro get his challenge. Stupid neatpicking.
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Re: AO 3 round Monfils Def. Almagro 6/4 - 6/3 - 7/5

I don't disagree with the principle of not being allowed to ask your coach whether a ball is in or out, but the fact is Almagro was doing it the whole match and was allowed to challenge previously and then at 5-6 in the 3rd, serving to stay in the match Chryst changes the rules on him? Tool.
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Re: AO 3 round Monfils Def. Almagro 6/4 - 6/3 - 7/5

Monf is impressing me.

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Re: AO 3 round Monfils Def. Almagro 6/4 - 6/3 - 7/5

Great match to watch. Some of Monfils passes were Very impressive, you're always going to get some strange with him.

Norm Chryst is a moron, you can't just make up rules as you go. While, i agree they shouldn't be looking up at the coach to see if it's in or out, everyone has been doing that since hawkeye has been introduced. You can't change that in a middle of the match. Almagro had every right to complain about that.
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Re: AO 3 round Monfils Def. Almagro 6/4 - 6/3 - 7/5

Almagro seemed to be frustrated throughout; and that really peaked when Chryst wouldn't let him challenge.

There was some good play in this match, though. I'm glad for Monfils that he got through.

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