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Rome QF: Fernando Gonzalez def. Juan Monaco 2-6 6-3 6-4

Another classic bend over by Monaco, but this one required a bit more time.

Well done Gonzo. But you're going out tomorrow in 2 sets

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Rome QF: Gonzalez def. Monaco 2-6 6-3 6-4

Gonzalez shots were terrible in the first set. The end of the second half and the third set were Amazing shotmaking by Gonzalez.
Forehand that reached 185 km/ph.


Does he have enough left in the tank to challenge Nadal?


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Re: Rome QF: Fernando Gonzalez def. Juan Monaco 2-6 6-3 6-4

oh, I forgot the

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Re: Rome QF: Fernando Gonzalez def. Juan Monaco 2-6 6-3 6-4

pico gifted him the match again, instead of putting balls away, he feeds them to his forehand. bullshit.
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Does he have enough left in the tank to challenge Nadal?

mmm.. no!

but it was a good match anyway
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Re: Rome QF: Fernando Gonzalez def. Juan Monaco 2-6 6-3 6-4

gutted. I really wanted Monaco to win. Was 40-0 up at 4-4 third set and serve and a sitter at the net, but hit it to Gonzo's body, and then it was all over.

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Re: Rome QF: Fernando Gonzalez def. Juan Monaco 2-6 6-3 6-4

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Re: Rome QF: Fernando Gonzalez def. Juan Monaco 2-6 6-3 6-4

what an entertaining match for me even with all the shanked balls, net cords, skids off lines and unforced errors

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Re: Rome QF: Gonzalez def. Monaco 2-6 6-3 6-4

Juan played an amazing first set, but ran out of gas in the other two
Gonzo was totally ballbashing in the first set, then he got his act together and won this
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Re: Rome QF: Fernando Gonzalez def. Juan Monaco 2-6 6-3 6-4

super entertaining match, and the third set was a high quality set of tennis for the most part, the winner however was never in doubt as far as I'm concerned

the key turning point of the third set is that *4-4 40-0 on Pico's serve where he had an easy forehand putaway that he hit back to Gonzo's forehand, and ended up broken in that game

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pico gifted him the match again, instead of putting balls away, he feeds them to his forehand. bullshit.
gifts + choking + no testicular fortitude = royal clown

no guts, no glory. its just that simple.
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Re: Rome QF: Gonzalez def. Monaco 2-6 6-3 6-4

Gonzalez was simply mentally tougher. He hunkered down in the 2nd and 3rd and tidied up his game quite well. Monaco had a good chance to beat Gonzo in the 3rd but the h2h came in the way.

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Does he have enough left in the tank to challenge Nadal?
That may be difficult if you don't have it in the first place.

Tomorrow he will be lucky if 1 in 10 shots he can make is not a backhand.

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Re: Rome QF: Fernando Gonzalez def. Juan Monaco 2-6 6-3 6-4

Definitely the most entertaining match today. Experience prevailed, huge missed opportunity for Pico cause Gonzo was in a clowning mode including his behavior, attitude and most important: shot management. You could say that this is one of those matches where 1 point decided the fate. At 4-4 40:0 instead of easy put away on empty BH side Pico chose the other side, Gonzo got a new life and few points later he broke him for the lead.

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