I don't think he played anywhere near his best but I just don't know what most players could have done against Haas playing like that. He just wasn't missing today and Gilles served horribly in the second set. That should be the number one goal before Monte Carlo, to fix the serve.
I don't know what most player could have done, I just thought Gilles could have done more to keep him guessing. But then, I suppose that's the problem with being a fan, always thinking she/he knows more than the player himself
Nothing wrong with that serve a month ago in Rotterdam and Marseille. In fact, in Rotterdam, the only thing that's working is the serve. But I guess, indoor is different than outdoor, so his serve outdoor is horrible come to think of it, hasn't been good since last summer. Perhaps he does need to fix it.