Originally Posted by MonfilsFanatic
Guy Forget needs to go. That was a horrible decision not to put Jo in one of the matches. La Monf's injury woes killed us
Why does everyone think Jo who was recovering from USO, had only 2-3 days practice on clay would have beaten Ferrer on clay with a hostile Spainish crowd? I suspect Jo wasn't ready to play. I'm not Forget's biggest fan but there are a lot of things going on behind the scenes we know nothing about so maybe we should stop second guessing Forget. Forget like everyone else, thinks Jo can walk on water so I strongly suspect if Jo felt ready he would have played.
Richard was horrible, and his resigned attitude was even worse (and that pains me cuz I'm a big Richie fan) but he was going to loose against Nadal no matter what and probably so would have Simon or Jo IN Spain ON clay.
With Monfils healthy there was a small chance and if the tie were in France on a fast court, a much bigger chance but this tie under these circumstances is almost impossible no matter what Forget did. If Team France can pull out a win in doubles, I'd love to be able to eat my words on Sunday and have both Jo and Simon prove me wrong and FOrget be the genius for letting Jo rest and get better perpared for a Sunday match, but there has to be a SUnday match.