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Brisbane QF: Monfils Def. Blake 3-6 6-3 6-4

Very entertaining match, though both players were robbed at key moments.

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Re: Brisbane QF: Monfils Def. Blake 3-6 6-3 6-4

Wish James had won, but oh well. It's been an encouraging tournament. Hopefully he can build on it.

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Re: Brisbane QF: Monfils Def. Blake 3-6 6-3 6-4

L'Equipe says Monfils is injured (shoulder)
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Re: Brisbane QF: Monfils Def. Blake 3-6 6-3 6-4

blake played better, robbed.
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Re: Brisbane QF: Monfils Def. Blake 3-6 6-3 6-4

He's not really "injured". He pulled a shoulder muscle lifting weights, that's why he has all the tape.

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blake played better, robbed.
eh? he played better in the first set, which he won. Was dominated after that especially in the third.
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Re: Brisbane QF: Monfils Def. Blake 3-6 6-3 6-4

Strange match with a lot of net cords and bad calls. James showed improved net game with more steady groundstrokes. But there are still two areas to improve: serve and drop shot. He used too many drop shots in key moments and served too tentatively from time to time. In my opinion the fitness of James is also questionable, he looked quite tired in the 3rd set.
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Re: Brisbane QF: Monfils Def. Blake 3-6 6-3 6-4

Blake played better in the 1st and won the set.
Monfils played better in the 2nd and won the set.
Both played great in the 3rd, though Monfils took his chance unlike Blake, so Monfils won

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Re: Brisbane QF: Monfils Def. Blake 3-6 6-3 6-4

Great match, but bad result for tennis

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Re: Brisbane QF: Monfils Def. Blake 3-6 6-3 6-4

allez Gael beat that old punk as much as you canYou and Jo own his punk ass

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Re: Brisbane QF: Monfils Def. Blake 3-6 6-3 6-4

Will be a nice rematch of the Paris SF last year, can't wait for it now Knowing Stepanek he'll love to get revenge

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Nice job for Gael but think Stepanek will win 1/2

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Re: Brisbane QF: Monfils Def. Blake 3-6 6-3 6-4

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He's not really "injured". He pulled a shoulder muscle lifting weights, that's why he has all the tape.
Thanks for clearing that up
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Nice job for Gael but think Stepanek will win 1/2
1/2 you're giving Monfils too much credit. 0/0 seems more like it.

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1/2 you're giving Monfils too much credit. 0/0 seems more like it.
No m8.. I was talking about semi-final

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Re: Brisbane QF: Monfils Def. Blake 3-6 6-3 6-4

Good win for Gael and hopefully James is getting back on track..

Don't know how bad the "injury" is, hopefully he put in a good showing against Radek.

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