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MC R2: Monfils def Karlovic 7/6(8) 6/1

W!MBLEDON
04-23-2008, 12:11 PM
kinda sad lol

6-1 set against karlovic proves how useless a big serve is on clay...

Renaud
04-23-2008, 12:11 PM
Gael could have TB easier and also could have lost it (Ivo had a SP).
Very easy second set.
Karlovic served 0 ace !

adee-gee
04-23-2008, 12:12 PM
When was the last time Ivo served 0 aces? :o

Kolya
04-23-2008, 12:12 PM
Expected.

Deathless Mortal
04-23-2008, 12:12 PM
Aces Monfils 5 - Karlovic 0 :p

Ivo just gave up after the first set :sobbing:

Renaud
04-23-2008, 12:13 PM
When was the last time Ivo served 0 aces? :o
Did it ever happen ? :confused:

Action Jackson
04-23-2008, 12:13 PM
Good stuff Monfils, some moments where he was in San Remo trying to return the ball, but off the Karlovic serve that's understandable.

Third round for Monfils is a lot further than many expected this week, showed some of his panther like speed at times.

martine2
04-23-2008, 12:16 PM
YAY :bounce:

elessar
04-23-2008, 12:17 PM
What a pusher Monfils :retard:
Those last points in the TB were quality :yeah: So glad he's french and I can see him play all the time :drool:

Blue Heart24
04-23-2008, 12:32 PM
Ivo :retard:
Pathetic.

Voo de Mar
04-23-2008, 12:33 PM
Weird tie-break. Monfils was 3:0 up and played amateurish tennis, then was *4:1, 5:2, 6:5, *7:6 - Ivo saved setpoint after amazingly long rally for his standars and moment later wasted SP on his own serve :o

Ivo's tie-breaks '08 = :help:

The Freak
04-23-2008, 12:40 PM
It's great to see Gael winning again in an important tournament. :cool:
Maybe he's got a small shot at Fed next, assuming Fed beats Hidalgo...

wenty
04-23-2008, 12:41 PM
Allez Gael!

Deathless Mortal
04-23-2008, 12:42 PM
Monfils will lose to RRH next round :lol: :p

Tom Paulman
04-23-2008, 12:44 PM
Did it ever happen ? :confused:

Karlovic once served 0 aces vs. return king Querrey, if I remember correctly.

EDIT: not correct. But I think it happenned last season around the time he played Querrey in Memphis.

Rumour
04-23-2008, 01:06 PM
Yay :dance:
Didn't watch this match but not too surprised at the outcome - only disappointed now that it seems I won't see him play Federer next...

Ivo#1Fan
04-23-2008, 04:04 PM
When was the last time Ivo served 0 aces? :o

I don't believe it's ever happened before. His previous low was in a victory in 2006 against Sanguinetti when he only had 1.

Rumour
04-23-2008, 04:55 PM
According to an article (http://montecarlo.masters-series.com/1/en/news/newsarticle_1033.asp) on the official tournament site:

Frenchman Gael Monfils did not concede one ace against 6' 10'' Ivo Karlovic in a 7-6(8), 6-1 win over the Croatian. It was the first time in Karlovic's 225-match ATP career that he had failed to serve an ace in a match.

Monfils, who has not won a tournament since his first ATP title in Sopot almost three years ago, had won just two matches this season before arriving in Monte Carlo.

Monfils said: "I was stressed about Karlovic's game because I wanted to make him play as many balls as possible because I know he's not so good at that. But thinking about that stressed me, and I played too short."

Monfils said he played better when he decided to become more aggressive. "I wanted to take risks and I wanted to take advantage of some of his weaknesses."

GlennMirnyi
04-23-2008, 04:57 PM
Karlovic's awful form continues...

IAMlegend
04-23-2008, 06:05 PM
At this point int time it would behoove Monfils to be like a James Blake, play high risk tennis all the time. As hard as he hits, with that style, he'd climb in the top 20 in no time.

timafi
04-23-2008, 07:48 PM
buddy nice to see you win matches again:D:yeah:

dijus
04-23-2008, 08:36 PM
Gael Monfils became the first player not to be aced by Ivo Karlovic in an ATP match, beating the Croat Wednesday

Bilbo
04-23-2008, 08:52 PM
expected straight sets win by Monfils :yeah:

Apemant
04-23-2008, 09:25 PM
Gael Monfils became the first player not to be aced by Ivo Karlovic in an ATP match, beating the Croat Wednesday

Somehow I think it has more to do with Ivo than Gael.

HeretiC
04-23-2008, 09:41 PM
I only saw the first set and I didn't like how they played at all. Both of them were awful. I guess Gael got better in second ?

BodyServe
04-23-2008, 10:50 PM
Somehow I think it has more to do with Ivo than Gael.

Yes,his serve has totally disappeared these days.

I only saw the first set and I didn't like how they played at all. Both of them were awful. I guess Gael got better in second ?

I only saw the second set,it's the worst i have seen of Karlovic ever,his shots were soft,the volleys awful,i was extremely disapointed with the serve (first time i see him hitting a kick serve on a first serve,which resulted with an easy return by Monfils).But it confirmed what i thought about his serve.

Also,i think Karlovic should skip Barcelone and Hamburg and focus on Rome (where clay is faster) and FO.He didn't seem very hungry today.