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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 02-03-2009, 01:52 PM Thread Starter
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Post Who Is Better Gael Monfils or Fernando Verdasco?

I was just wondering who you guys think is the better player out of these two. They have both gotten to the Semi Final of a Grand Slam, both have very even and similar ranking history and are both getting better and better. They have aslo both had big wins at the start of this season, Monfils over Nadal and Verdasco over Murray.

Monfils - Athletic, Good defense, good change of pace, Solid forehand and Unbelivable court coverage

Verdasco - Huge Forehand, backhand slice, solid volleys, and improved belief and mental toughness.

Head to Head is 1-0 Monfils
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Re: Who Is Better Gael Monfils or Fernando Verdasco?

Right now, Verdasco.

In time, Monfils should become the better player. He just has so much in his arsenal. Having said this, I don't like the tactics he was using against Simon, however the wrist injury he sustained in that match may have caused him to play that way. If Monfils can get his game plan right, I believe he will be a top 5 player challenging deep in grand slam tournaments for the title.

I really wish Verdasco all the best though. His semi-final definitely earnt my respect, and I was crushed for him when he served his last double fault in that game.
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Re: Who Is Better Gael Monfils or Fernando Verdasco?

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Right now, Verdasco.

In time, Monfils should become the better player. He just has so much in his arsenal.
I think exactly the same ... and Monfils is 3 years younger.

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Re: Who Is Better Gael Monfils or Fernando Verdasco?

Monfils must first get a brain before any talk of this kind.
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Re: Who Is Better Gael Monfils or Fernando Verdasco?

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Monfils must first get a brain before any talk of this kind.
DF on a match point in a GS SF doesn't give us any evidence Verdasco possesses what Monfils doesn't, according to you.
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Re: Who Is Better Gael Monfils or Fernando Verdasco?

Verdasco > Monfils
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Re: Who Is Better Gael Monfils or Fernando Verdasco?

Solid volleys?

Monfils volleys better than Verdasco, by the way.
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Solid volleys?

Monfils volleys better than Verdasco, by the way.
He did last year, but on evidence of this year and what i have seen from them both it is pretty even, some of verdascos volleys in sydney and australian open were outrageous and a much improved area of his game, monfils has solid volleys also and they were used well in doha, but its pretty even in my opinion.
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Re: Who Is Better Gael Monfils or Fernando Verdasco?

It's not. Verdasco can't volley. Have you watched him playing before this year's Aussie tournaments at all? At the DC final, for instance, they were pathetic.

Monfils ain't a great volleyer, far from it, but he volleys better than Verdasco, without a doubt.
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Re: Who Is Better Gael Monfils or Fernando Verdasco?

I like both, but colorful Monfils personality a little more.

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It's not. Verdasco can't volley. Have you watched him playing before this year's Aussie tournaments at all? At the DC final, for instance, they were pathetic.

Monfils ain't a great volleyer, far from it, but he volleys better than Verdasco, without a doubt.
You are proberbly right, either way i wanted to put that as a strength of verdasco's because i was struggling to list as many as i had for monfils, in my opinion he does not have as many strengths as Monfils, i believe monfils is a better player, i proberbly should have put verdascos crosscourt backhand instead as another strength of his, either way thanks for your comment and evaluation of it, seem like you know what your on about
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Re: Who Is Better Gael Monfils or Fernando Verdasco?

You should put that Monfils has no idea of court placement himself, especially when playing outside of clay. Standing 5 meters behind the baseline won't cut the deal.
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Re: Who Is Better Gael Monfils or Fernando Verdasco?

Monfils = a player with no future hope. And I'm not being biased though I hate the arrogant brainless guy. You may ask, why? Let me tell you then. Just look at his tennis strokes. They are possibly the most self-suicidal tennis strokes I've ever seen in my life. Lleyton Hewitt's strokes were horrible enough to stuff up his back and hips, but this piece of arrogant **** brings it to a whole new level. I do not know who the fk taught him these strokes but whoever did must be smoking something good. Sure, it brought him to the spotlight during the junior years due to his athleticism and power. But his swinging technique on the forehand will also be the main thing that brings him down.

180-190km/hr forehands? Impressive, but not without consequences. He virtually dissipates all the power of his follow throughs with his wrist after he swings that forehand. Wrist injury is inevitable with the way he plays and is probably the worst you can ever get with a professional racquet sport player. If he doesn't do something this there's only one word for him: fked.

Comparing him with Verdasco? That's just not on. Not even comparing him with Baghdatis is viable. Compare him with Olivier Rochus would be a bit more suitable. But soon there'll be no one to compare with when he's screwed up his wrist.

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Re: Who Is Better Gael Monfils or Fernando Verdasco?

Is this an attempt at making a funny joke?

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