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Will Monfils ever win the french?

General Suburbia
09-27-2007, 06:34 AM
Apparently, he thinks so.
Nadal is the best at the moment. But I also know that I'm capable of winning Roland Garros. It's not a race. Federer won his first Grand Slam at the age of 23. Noah as well. Each to their own.

SwiSha
09-27-2007, 06:35 AM
wait a second

let me think





















NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

scarecrows
09-27-2007, 06:35 AM
good luck

Puschkin
09-27-2007, 06:43 AM
Why not? He is still young, he can improve the technical side of his tennis, he already is very athletic and most important, he won't collapse in front of a homecrowd, quite the contrary, so yes, I think it is not as absurd as it may sound right now.

groundstroke
09-27-2007, 06:45 AM
LOL Hell no.

SwiSha
09-27-2007, 06:47 AM
Why not? He is still young, he can improve the technical side of his tennis, he already is very athletic and most important, he won't collapse in front of a homecrowd, quite the contrary, so yes, I think it is not as absurd as it may sound right now.

dick norman has a better chance to win it

Horatio Caine
09-27-2007, 06:57 AM
Don't make me laugh

l_mac
09-27-2007, 07:45 AM
Monfils :rolleyes: Fed won his first Slam a month before he turned 22, making him 21 not 23.

I don't think he'll win the French, but who knows. When did he say that?

leng jai
09-27-2007, 07:46 AM
Will Monfils ever win more than 2 matches in a row?

Jaap
09-27-2007, 08:00 AM
No chance as he is a mug of tragic proportions.

Truc
09-27-2007, 08:07 AM
I don't think he'll win the French, but who knows. When did he say that?G. Suburbia is quoting this:
http://www.atptennis.com/1/en/2007news/monfils_sport.asp

But he says that in *every* interview, he says all the time his goal is to win a GS and he thinks he can do it.

And everytime he says it, you've got the same people reacting exactly the same way on MTF, lol. "Groundhog Day" feeling.

Sean.J.S.
09-27-2007, 08:57 AM
Rofl

baghdatis
09-27-2007, 09:57 AM
Nope not even close!

Andre♥
09-27-2007, 09:59 AM
When a fake injury = 1 set, yes.

Byrd
09-27-2007, 10:18 AM
Monfils has a better chance of winning the jimi hendrix look-a-like.

Deathless Mortal
09-27-2007, 10:25 AM
lol

HarryMan
09-27-2007, 10:45 AM
:spit: :haha: :haha: :haha:

ReturnWinner
09-27-2007, 10:56 AM
almost impossible

steffis
09-27-2007, 11:10 AM
Rafa forever :cool:

lisaplenske
09-27-2007, 11:37 AM
If he doesnt think,believe about such a possibility,his chances he wouldnt be normal,he is young,like clay and train to improve.
Its ok to me to think like that.

Frooty_Bazooty
09-27-2007, 11:45 AM
Bon Courage Gael!

keqtqiadv
09-27-2007, 12:57 PM
:worship:

cc2monac
09-27-2007, 01:05 PM
he will never win RG...he will never win a single GS at all!

Mateya
09-27-2007, 01:30 PM
:retard: Of course he will. :retard:
He must be smoking some good stuff :smoke:


He cant last 14 days, he is not mentally too strong...and thats enough reasons.

groundstroke
09-27-2007, 03:46 PM
I just wish Monfils actually read what people were saying about him online, on this forum.

Burrow
09-27-2007, 03:58 PM
Federer won his first grand slam aged 22 didn't he?

Burrow
09-27-2007, 03:59 PM
I just wish Monfils actually read what people were saying about him online, on this forum.

As if he would care :rolleyes:

BlakeJamitis
09-27-2007, 04:09 PM
Has he even been to a qf yet? I hope he's working on re-tooloing his game

jonny84
09-27-2007, 04:14 PM
I think first Gael needs to win a major tournament - a masters and reach a quarter final of a slam first. He should set himself easy reachable goals.

GlennMirnyi
09-27-2007, 04:21 PM
:haha:

Quote of the semester.

fmolinari2005
09-27-2007, 06:04 PM
Last year he said the same thing about winning one GS this year.

But, who knows?! He might fall down into the rabbit-hole, attend a mad tea party and win the Wonderland Open.

World Beater
09-27-2007, 06:55 PM
dumb MTF retards at their finest.

so monfils thinks he can win RG one day. Criticizing him because he believes in himself.

what is he supposed to say?

Monfils: "Im a mug and i will never win a GS in my life"

:retard:

GlennMirnyi
09-27-2007, 06:56 PM
dumb MTF retards at their finest.

so monfils thinks he can win RG one day. Criticizing him because he believes in himself.

what is he supposed to say?

Monfils: "Im a mug and i will never win a GS in my life"

:retard:

Yeah, it's called being a realistic person.

fmolinari2005
09-27-2007, 07:18 PM
dumb MTF retards at their finest.

so monfils thinks he can win RG one day. Criticizing him because he believes in himself.

what is he supposed to say?

Monfils: "Im a mug and i will never win a GS in my life"

:retard:

Nothing wrong with him believing in himself. But it is not the 1st time he says he will win big and ends up having a disappointing season. And wasnt him bitching about the comparissions with him and Djoko, since they are roughly at the same age?!

If it was Djoko saying: "I will win one GS" than I wouldnt be bashing on the guy ...

Dimonator133
09-27-2007, 08:52 PM
I think first Gael needs to win a major tournament - a masters and reach a quarter final of a slam first. He should set himself easy reachable goals.


what's the point of anyone ever setting reachable goals?

I mean I get your point that Monfils' alleged goals are utterly ridiculous, but it's still better than setting goals that are 100% guaranteed to be attained. No accomplishment, no satisfaction.


As for the question at hand, no, he won't ever win the French nor any other Grand Slam. He has good talent, but not enough to overcome other factors (ie, durability, mental game, strength of other young players) necessary to win a GS title.

RagingLamb
09-27-2007, 10:54 PM
who knows. maybe he can.

World Beater
09-27-2007, 11:07 PM
Nothing wrong with him believing in himself. But it is not the 1st time he says he will win big and ends up having a disappointing season. And wasnt him bitching about the comparissions with him and Djoko, since they are roughly at the same age?!

If it was Djoko saying: "I will win one GS" than I wouldnt be bashing on the guy ...

But I also know that I'm capable of winning Roland Garros

capable being the operative word.

he isnt saying he WILL win. he is saying he believes at some stage of his career, he CAN win.

Alonsofz
09-27-2007, 11:09 PM
:o

trixtah
09-27-2007, 11:35 PM
what's the point of anyone ever setting reachable goals?

I mean I get your point that Monfils' alleged goals are utterly ridiculous, but it's still better than setting goals that are 100% guaranteed to be attained. No accomplishment, no satisfaction.


As for the question at hand, no, he won't ever win the French nor any other Grand Slam. He has good talent, but not enough to overcome other factors (ie, durability, mental game, strength of other young players) necessary to win a GS title.

Djokovic set the goal to get into the Masters at the end of the year meaning he wanted to break at least the top 8. He's done it. Setting goals, attaining them, and then setting new goals is the way to go instead of setting goals that are too high and disappointing yourself.

Nothing wrong with Monfils saying this, though, at least he believes he can do it :/

GlennMirnyi
09-28-2007, 12:17 AM
But I also know that I'm capable of winning Roland Garros

capable being the operative word.

he isnt saying he WILL win. he is saying he believes at some stage of his career, he CAN win.

That's Safinette-level delusion.

The Freak
09-28-2007, 12:42 AM
It is nice to see he has confidence in himself. He certainly has the potential to do it, he just has to develop more consistency before that happens though.

Allure
09-28-2007, 01:00 AM
No. His style is too wild and erratic. I don't think he'll improve technically enough to win a GS.

Forehander
09-28-2007, 01:07 AM
lol this guy is so cocky that he makes me laugh. He thinks he's the best just because he won alot of junior grandslams. If i play him in future and beat him i won't even hand shake him. And if he doesn't win one grandslam in future he must eat his words. that'll be best.

fmolinari2005
09-28-2007, 01:11 AM
But I also know that I'm capable of winning Roland Garros

capable being the operative word.

he isnt saying he WILL win. he is saying he believes at some stage of his career, he CAN win.


Sorry. It is that last year he said he would win a GS this year. I have antibodies already formed against Monfils'declarations. He is capable of winning, as most top 50 players are. However, IMO, it is highly unlikely.

I just dont see anything special on his game. To me, from the guys around his age, he is the least likely to win a GS. I can even see Murray winning a GS before him. Specially on clay, because he goes for broke too often, and usually gets burned.