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Re: Monfils Def Norman 4-6 6-3 6-7 6-0 7-5

yeah I followed the match on TV, at some point my heart was in a Rollercoaster (sp?) but I'm so glad he won!
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Didn't expect it was a tough match!
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Re: Monfils Def Norman 4-6 6-3 6-7 6-0 7-5

From what I saw it was poor quality once again.
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Re: Monfils Def Norman 4-6 6-3 6-7 6-0 7-5

Monfils has had a decent draw so far. I expect him to go out as soon as he meets someone good on the red stuff.

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Epic 5th set with Davis Cup athmosphere, many belgian in the audience. Monfils was overexcited, it was fun

I also enjoyed seeing veteran Norman again, and his classy lefty game a la Ivanisevic. When you think Norman best result in Slam was a 4th round in Wimbledon 10 years ago against Becker, good to see he's still on the tour

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Re: Monfils Def Norman 4-6 6-3 6-7 6-0 7-5

i just saw the last set (and i didn't pay much attention to it), but from what i could see it seemd that it was a very good match. Monfils was totally emotional at the end and he screamed like a maniac after almost every point he won. He's a very colourful and charismatic person and i usually enjoy his matches.
Anyways i was rooting for Norman today, he has a lot of energy despite his age and he played great

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Re: Monfils Def Norman 4-6 6-3 6-7 6-0 7-5

It was a very good atmosphere but the quality of tennis aside from the spectacle was pretty poor. There were some good points but overall it was certianly not a classic in terms of tennis quality.

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Darn i wish i was in that stadium, great atmosphere! Pitty big Dick lost, but we'll see him back at Wimbly i hope. Maybe he can get a direct entry in the draw, would be nice.

Btw is Monfils on speed or something...jezus, he was so fucked up towards the end, screaming all the time. And his eyes looked like they would pop out of his head any second.

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Re: Monfils Def Norman 4-6 6-3 6-7 6-0 7-5

Monfils has already no competition as a showman on tour.

That said, I agree that he will go out as soon as he meet someone good on clay. Unless he improves dramatically.
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Re: Monfils Def Norman 4-6 6-3 6-7 6-0 7-5

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Btw is Monfils on speed or something...jezus, he was so fucked up towards the end, screaming all the time. And his eyes looked like they would pop out of his head any second.
Pity it did not enhance the quality of his tennis. Maybe next time he will finally play top 100 standard tennis. Another poor performance.

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Gael is a character, every point was like mp , watching norman's gf/wife you'd think it was championship sunday Congrats Gael

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I'm happy Monfils won, but his play has been sloppy. He needs to start improving.........



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Re: Monfils Def Norman 4-6 6-3 6-7 6-0 7-5

Monfils is not playing well @ all at the moment. I'm quite happy he survived though. Where's the "French Flair" Gael ? So PHM and Monfils are flying the flag. They should have played in the Davis Cup...!
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Re: Monfils Def Norman 4-6 6-3 6-7 6-0 7-5

I have alot of respect for Dick Norman. It's not easy on the challenger tour and to have hung on at the challenger level as long as he has is pretty remarkable. He showed to today even at 35 he is still able to play at close to his best ever level. Last year he reached a career high ranking of 93. Not many guys reach a career high at 34 and with very few points to defend until the end of the year I wouldn't bet against him bettering that this year. He has an exciting go for broke game too. I hope he doesn't get too down from this loss and uses it as encouragement that he can compete with the top guys. Hopefully if he gets another chance at a big upset at Wimbledon he will take it.

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