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RG R4: Gael Monfils def. Ivan Ljubicic 7-6(1) 4-6 6-3 6-2

Blue Heart24
06-02-2008, 06:23 PM
Ljubomug at his absolute best.

Very disappointing after the big Davydenko win.

Just for the record,this moonballing mug has absolutely no chance of winning against Sexy/Pics.

TheBoiledEgg
06-02-2008, 06:23 PM
:banana: :)

at last the match is over :woohoo:

The Freak
06-02-2008, 06:23 PM
Wow, the quarter-finals for Gael, and the only frenchman left. :rocker2:
Stepanek/Ferrer next, I think he would match up better with Ferrer but maybe that's just me.
A good tourney for Ljubo nevertheless.

camnation
06-02-2008, 06:23 PM
Ivan just gave up at the end :(

scoobs
06-02-2008, 06:25 PM
Boring as all get out.

TankingTheSet
06-02-2008, 06:25 PM
LOL Monfils didn't want to shake Ljubo hand, his dance was more important, and Ljubo turned away.

mivco
06-02-2008, 06:25 PM
weakest match of this slam... just horrible :(

El Legenda
06-02-2008, 06:25 PM
didnt play good at all, but than again Monfils didnt play good too, he just didnt play as bad as Ivan. he lost it was *2-2 when he had to go back to sit down when the French crowd started to do the wave in the middle of the game.

Roland9
06-02-2008, 06:25 PM
Well done to Monfils. Yes he doesn't have such a great game but he fights for it.

On a sidenote: Set 4, game 4, Ljubo prepares to serve but the crowd won't stop Mexican waving... Huge thumbsdown.

Manon
06-02-2008, 06:26 PM
Unrecognizable Ljuba (compare to match with Davy). Well done Gael.

TheBoiledEgg
06-02-2008, 06:26 PM
why is my post the 1st one :confused:

Allegretto
06-02-2008, 06:27 PM
:zzz:

Bijoux0021
06-02-2008, 06:27 PM
Awesome! Go, Gael! :bounce::yeah:

scarecrows
06-02-2008, 06:27 PM
good to have Monfils back despite the questionable game style
good run for Ljubo also

Fumus
06-02-2008, 06:27 PM
LOL Monfils didn't want to shake Ljubo hand, his dance was more important, and Ljubo turned away.

AREOOHEFFEELLL.

Ivanatis
06-02-2008, 06:27 PM
well done by Monfils

however, I think Sexy/Pics will rip him a fat one

octatennis
06-02-2008, 06:28 PM
CRANK THAT LJUBA..!!!!:):) great monfils advancing to his first QF...

rocketassist
06-02-2008, 06:28 PM
mug's match.

Johnny Groove
06-02-2008, 06:28 PM
Gael :rocker2:

mivco
06-02-2008, 06:28 PM
french crowd is awful

Allez
06-02-2008, 06:36 PM
That was painful. Any of the top 10 women would have beaten either guy today.

Voo de Mar
06-02-2008, 06:36 PM
The battle of pushers :)

DhammaTiger
06-02-2008, 06:37 PM
Fabulous win for Gael. So happy that ljubicic is out.

WhataQT
06-02-2008, 06:40 PM
Congrats Monfils! Keep it going!

adee-gee
06-02-2008, 06:40 PM
One of the worst matches I've ever watched. A truly abysmal advertisement for mens tennis.

It looked like someone had told both players they'd got shot if they hit a baseline winner. Pushing at its very worst.

Dire.

Alex999
06-02-2008, 06:41 PM
Congrats to Gael, mindless ball bashing by both players. Ljubicic was horrible.

garad
06-02-2008, 06:42 PM
Was it really so bad? I didn't watch it, but RG website has winners/UEs as 78/28 for Monfils and 71/47 for Ljubicic. Surely this wasn't that bad of a match?

Allstar
06-02-2008, 06:43 PM
Good grind from Gael

Should be shot for the soulja boy dance though

El Legenda
06-02-2008, 06:45 PM
Was it really so bad? I didn't watch it, but RG website has winners/UEs as 78/28 for Monfils and 71/47 for Ljubicic. Surely this wasn't that bad of a match?

:lol: that winners stats are way off,

DhammaTiger
06-02-2008, 06:45 PM
I am happy Gael won over ljubicic. Great to see ljubicic lose

ReturnWinner
06-02-2008, 06:47 PM
Gael made both Cańas and Boredo to look like masterfuls of the agressive game, but happy he won.

Renaud
06-02-2008, 06:47 PM
Good match by Gael.

selyoink
06-02-2008, 06:47 PM
Glad Ljubicic is out. Nice to see Monfils make it to the QFs in front of the French crowd. He is one Frenchmen who seems to relish playing at home.

El Legenda
06-02-2008, 06:48 PM
Good match by Gael.

if good means crappy than yes, he is lucky Ljubicic played worse.

garad
06-02-2008, 06:49 PM
:lol: that winners stats are way off,

If that is so, they should get someone competent to do that. Good to know that I didn't miss anything then.

Tutu
06-02-2008, 06:50 PM
Was it really so bad? I didn't watch it, but RG website has winners/UEs as 78/28 for Monfils and 71/47 for Ljubicic. Surely this wasn't that bad of a match?

No, it was something like 31/47 for Ivan and 38/28 Gael.

It was a bad match and either woman in the Sharapova/Safina match would have probably beaten either player today. However, I think you guys should go easy on Gael. He's barely been back and to get to a GS QF in his first slam back is something special. He may not have played great tennis this tournament but he's almost had to rebuild his game from scratch again. I'm sure he will be more aggresive in the future but right now it's about getting the basics right. He has a lot of heart and this is what has gotten him to his first GS QF. So good on him.

alfonsojose
06-02-2008, 06:50 PM
That's the bad thing of clay. Pushers can go further :p

Rogiman
06-02-2008, 06:51 PM
Was it really so bad?Bloody hell, worst match in tennis history and both players should be banned.

Ivan is aging and going to retire soon anyway but motherfucking Goofy has no excuses other than being a joke of a tennis player.
http://www.disneyshorts.org/titlecards/graphics/goofytitlecard2.jpg

Johnny Groove
06-02-2008, 06:53 PM
Was it really so bad? I didn't watch it, but RG website has winners/UEs as 78/28 for Monfils and 71/47 for Ljubicic. Surely this wasn't that bad of a match?

probably the opposite

Allez
06-02-2008, 06:54 PM
Was it really so bad? I didn't watch it, but RG website has winners/UEs as 78/28 for Monfils and 71/47 for Ljubicic. Surely this wasn't that bad of a match?

It was worse. Count youself luck you didn't watch it. ;)

*Ljubica*
06-02-2008, 06:56 PM
It was worse. Count youself luck you didn't watch it. ;)

Absolutely agree - it was dire :devil: And, sorry - but I really do not like Monfils - that ridiculous carry-on at the end and all the chest-thumping cr*p :rolleyes:

scoobs
06-02-2008, 06:58 PM
I feel sorta violated after that match. I know I should learn to switch bad tennis off.

Why did I not switch this off?

JimmyV
06-02-2008, 06:59 PM
Absolutely agree - it was dire :devil: And, sorry - but I really do not like Monfils - that ridiculous carry-on at the end and all the chest-thumping cr*p :rolleyes:

Why are you criticizing Monfils? He has achieved more in tennis than you have, so by your own logic he is completely immune to any and all criticisms by anyone.

Johnny Groove
06-02-2008, 06:59 PM
I feel sorta violated after that match. I know I should learn to switch bad tennis off.

Why did I not switch this off?

Monfils is too sexy for you :shrug:

Johnny Groove
06-02-2008, 07:00 PM
Absolutely agree - it was dire :devil: And, sorry - but I really do not like Monfils - that ridiculous carry-on at the end and all the chest-thumping cr*p :rolleyes:

That's what makes him such a legend :worship:

scoobs
06-02-2008, 07:03 PM
Monfils is too sexy for you :shrug:
No, Gael can bang his chest and bang Dominika as much as he likes.

I must just be a tennis addict.

Is there a twelve step program?

Allez
06-02-2008, 07:03 PM
Absolutely agree - it was dire :devil: And, sorry - but I really do not like Monfils - that ridiculous carry-on at the end and all the chest-thumping cr*p :rolleyes:

You'd think he'd just produced a masterful performance of legendary proportions. Was he wanting Ivan to wait for him at the net ? That jig was just ridiculous especially after such an awful win.

DrJules
06-02-2008, 07:04 PM
Classic clay court tennis; long rallys and defense.

Johnny Groove
06-02-2008, 07:06 PM
No, Gael can bang his chest and bang Dominika as much as he likes.

I must just be a tennis addict.

Is there a twelve step program?

I think Mr. Disney has alread begun the 12 step program for all of us.

Step 1- Introduce ridiculous rules
Step 2- Round robin, need i say more
Step 3- Eliminate all TV coverage

Rogiman
06-02-2008, 07:06 PM
I feel sorta violated after that match. I know I should learn to switch bad tennis off.

Why did I not switch this off?
I was at the gym, with only Eurosport and ESPN to choose between, and both channels opted to boadcast that masterpiece :rolleyes:

The longest run in my life :o

Johnny Groove
06-02-2008, 07:07 PM
You'd think he'd just produced a masterful performance of legendary proportions. Was he wanting Ivan to wait for him at the net ? That jig was just ridiculous especially after such an awful win.

It was obvious payback from last year in Nottingham when Ljubo hit an underhand serve on match point against Gael.

DrJules
06-02-2008, 07:14 PM
Absolutely agree - it was dire :devil: And, sorry - but I really do not like Monfils - that ridiculous carry-on at the end and all the chest-thumping cr*p :rolleyes:

Brave comment in these politically correct times.:lol::lol::lol:

*Ljubica*
06-02-2008, 07:15 PM
Why are you criticizing Monfils? He has achieved more in tennis than you have, so by your own logic he is completely immune to any and all criticisms by anyone.

I'm sure my criticism will not bother him in the slightest - nor should it:) He is entitled to do what he likes - just as I am entitled not to like all those sort of antics on a tennis court that's all. :shrug: It's all a bit too "in your face" for my own personal taste - certainly can't imagine Federer, or Edberg, Sampras or Agassi, for example, behaving like that. It's not like he just won the Olympics or the "Golden Slam" or something :) Way to over-the-top for my view :)

Iván
06-02-2008, 07:16 PM
i knew that davy win was a one off.

baldys good days are behind him

ChinoRios4Ever
06-02-2008, 07:27 PM
too bad from Ljuba Truba :(

gogogirl
06-02-2008, 07:28 PM
Hey All,

Was the match that bad? Gael had 28 errors to Lubi's 47. That stat usually tells part of the story.:eek: Just like today, Maria only had 7 winners. WITH! Lubi had 71 winners and Gael 78.:eek: Which match were some of yous watching? When players are hitting that many winners, isn't that, could it possibly be - a good thing?

Anyway, I followed the scoring at work, so I'll get to see this later tonight. Folks like to talk about Gael standing 10 feet behind the baseline but don't knock Rafa for it. Granted, Gael is no Rafa, but still. LOL!

Good effort by Lubi to win against Davy, but his UEs really did him in in this match it would seem.

Good on Gael to still be around in the Qtrs in singles to give the French hope.

"WAY TO GO - GAEL" "KEEP IT GOING"

Herdwick
06-02-2008, 07:31 PM
Was not the greatest of matches and am sorry for Ivan, particularly after such a great show against Davy, but utterly delighted to see Monfils back on the scene. Had such hopes for him a couple of years ago but had resigned myself to see him go the way of all French, so to speak.

He's incredibly talented, his tactics are non-existent and I'd prefer him to play with his brain engaged but I find him very endearing.

scoobs
06-02-2008, 07:32 PM
It was obvious payback from last year in Nottingham when Ljubo hit an underhand serve on match point against Gael.
's-Hertogenbosch

dmit424
06-02-2008, 07:34 PM
Some definite strands of racism flying around Monfils here. Nice to see. "Black panther," "the black one," "goofy," and "snoop dogg," are all terms used to refer to him today. (The "Black Panther" may be perceived more racist by those familiar with U.S. history, at least).

But freak, I love him. Love his chest thumping and his dancing. Love his personality. In a sport where tennis fans are too touchy/feely and cry foul whenever a player starts to act like he's in an NBA game, I absolutely LOVE that Monfils is doing just that (acting like he's in an NBA game and making the tea-and-tradition fans mad).

I'm glad some of you think he should be banned from tennis, because he just made it to the quarterfinals! So while all you can do is show your hate for his style of play, he's having a very good tournament! Don't watch him if you don't like him, bathe and boil in your hate, good.

Go Monfils and well done! (And with all respect to you, Monfils, I'll be cheering for Ferrer because he's one of the few dudes I like more than you on tour).

Rogiman
06-02-2008, 07:41 PM
Some definite strands of racism flying around Monfils here. Nice to see. "Black panther," "the black one," "goofy," and "snoop dogg," are all terms used to refer to him today.Take your PC-ness and shove it up your ass, liberal-fascists like yourself don't even know the definition of racism.

gogogirl
06-02-2008, 07:43 PM
Some definite strands of racism flying around Monfils here. Nice to see. "Black panther," "the black one," "goofy," and "snoop dogg," are all terms used to refer to him today. (The "Black Panther" may be perceived more racist by those familiar with U.S. history, at least).

But freak, I love him. Love his chest thumping and his dancing. Love his personality. In a sport where tennis fans are too touchy/feely and cry foul whenever a player starts to act like he's in an NBA game, I absolutely LOVE that Monfils is doing just that (acting like he's in an NBA game and making the tea-and-tradition fans mad).

I'm glad some of you think he should be banned from tennis, because he just made it to the quarterfinals! So while all you can do is show your hate for his style of play, he's having a very good tournament! Don't watch him if you don't like him, bathe and boil in your hate, good.

Go Monfils and well done! (And with all respect to you, Monfils, I'll be cheering for Ferrer because he's one of the few dudes I like more than you on tour).


All,

I coulcn't have said it better. I just didn't want to raise my BP ova it.

Yet, people have the right to appreciate this or that about anything and anyone in life to include tennis players, and as long as it doesn't resort to violence. Some don't like his antics - and that is their right, but to call him names and other adjectives based on his race is just lame and so tired and old.

You also hit the nail on the head by suggesting to those that can't stand him to not watch him play. It really is that simple.

We've also read where folks that like to drink haterade hate on D-Vic, Roger, Rafa, James, Tommy and you name them, so this is nothing new. Just keep the racist remarks to yourselves. Thanks.

l_mac
06-02-2008, 07:44 PM
Absolutely agree - it was dire :devil: And, sorry - but I really do not like Monfils - that ridiculous carry-on at the end and all the chest-thumping cr*p :rolleyes:
:spit: :spit:
Why are you criticizing Monfils? He has achieved more in tennis than you have, so by your own logic he is completely immune to any and all criticisms by anyone.
:haha: :yeah:

Pure comedy in here tonight.

Monfils in the QF of a slam seems all wrong to me :shrug: but fair play to him.

ShimSham
06-02-2008, 07:47 PM
I'm really happy for Monfils! :yeah:

rocketassist
06-02-2008, 07:47 PM
Some definite strands of racism flying around Monfils here. Nice to see. "Black panther," "the black one," "goofy," and "snoop dogg," are all terms used to refer to him today. (The "Black Panther" may be perceived more racist by those familiar with U.S. history, at least).

But freak, I love him. Love his chest thumping and his dancing. Love his personality. In a sport where tennis fans are too touchy/feely and cry foul whenever a player starts to act like he's in an NBA game, I absolutely LOVE that Monfils is doing just that (acting like he's in an NBA game and making the tea-and-tradition fans mad).

I'm glad some of you think he should be banned from tennis, because he just made it to the quarterfinals! So while all you can do is show your hate for his style of play, he's having a very good tournament! Don't watch him if you don't like him, bathe and boil in your hate, good.

Go Monfils and well done! (And with all respect to you, Monfils, I'll be cheering for Ferrer because he's one of the few dudes I like more than you on tour).

:retard:

stebs
06-02-2008, 07:48 PM
Folks like to talk about Gael standing 10 feet behind the baseline but don't knock Rafa for it. Granted, Gael is no Rafa, but still.
There are obvious reasons for this and you evcen explain it in this comment. Gael is no Rafa basically sums up why Monfils is going to get stick for playing that way. He doesn't have the discipline, weight of shot or consistency to play that game, Nadal does. When Monfils is playing that way, a good player will attack him consistently and win most of the time. Nadal can keep a guy on or behind the baseline hitting shots due to the weight of shot, spin and depth. Monfils can't.

Deivid23
06-02-2008, 07:50 PM
What a disgraceful match :o

dmit424
06-02-2008, 07:54 PM
Take your PC-ness and shove it up your ass, liberal-fascists like yourself don't even know the definition of racism.

I call it like I see when I see it. Using a message board to insult people that I do not know, however, is not something I engage in. But feel free :smooch:

vincayou
06-02-2008, 08:18 PM
Wow that was baaaad. I don't get why Monfils doesn't try and be more agressive. He has to be the more defensive player of the top 100. Sometimes, he gets a strikable short ball and he's just happy to moonball it back and come back 5 yards behind the baseline.

I mean, the guy doesn't lack power or a frame to put behind the net, it's not like he can't strike a ball. This is just maddening to watch.

foul_dwimmerlaik
06-02-2008, 08:30 PM
Worst match of the tournament so far.

Black Adam
06-02-2008, 08:37 PM
I like Monfils and am Happy that he has made his Grand Slam Quarter Final. However I think that he shouldn't have celebrated the way he did. I don't mind Chest pumping and dances but let's face it: both men should have walked off that corut wih their heads hung in shame for the gruesome display of tennis. Celebrating that win can be defined as celebrating mediocrity.

We all enjoy celebrating great wins but that mediocre match has nothing to be celebrated at all. Thanks for the snooze-fest, I couldn't believe the horrible tennis I was watching.

BTW, good luck to Gael vs Pics who is looking very rusty.

safinalium
06-02-2008, 08:44 PM
Some definite strands of racism flying around Monfils here. Nice to see. "Black panther," "the black one," "goofy," and "snoop dogg," are all terms used to refer to him today. (The "Black Panther" may be perceived more racist by those familiar with U.S. history, at least).

But freak, I love him. Love his chest thumping and his dancing. Love his personality. In a sport where tennis fans are too touchy/feely and cry foul whenever a player starts to act like he's in an NBA game, I absolutely LOVE that Monfils is doing just that (acting like he's in an NBA game and making the tea-and-tradition fans mad).

I'm glad some of you think he should be banned from tennis, because he just made it to the quarterfinals! So while all you can do is show your hate for his style of play, he's having a very good tournament! Don't watch him if you don't like him, bathe and boil in your hate, good.

Go Monfils and well done! (And with all respect to you, Monfils, I'll be cheering for Ferrer because he's one of the few dudes I like more than you on tour).
Couldn't agree more :yeah: Gael has a really unique personality and seems a nice guy. He was happy that he won the match because he hasn't had a lot of success this year. This doesn't mean that he's proud of his game or of the fact that he beat Ljuba :rolleyes: but just of the result. I'm happy for him and wish him good luck in next round :D

Jaap
06-02-2008, 08:55 PM
Gay Mugfils is a piece of scum and has only got this far because he beat a mixture of clowns, cripples and in Ljubo's case, utter mugs.

Hopefully Ferrer runs him into the ground and stamps on his head.

vucina
06-02-2008, 09:58 PM
Only an idiot can play like this when he's 6'4''.

AnnaK_4ever
06-02-2008, 10:57 PM
Moonballing at its worst :o
Conchita Martinez would have looked like a hardhitter in comparison with those two clowns...

triplefault
06-02-2008, 11:30 PM
Was the match that bad? Gael had 28 errors to Lubi's 47. That stat usually tells part of the story.:eek: Just like today, Maria only had 7 winners. WITH! Lubi had 71 winners and Gael 78.:eek: Which match were some of yous watching? When players are hitting that many winners, isn't that, could it possibly be - a good thing?


Looking at all of today's singles matches, men and women, at the RG site, in each case in the match statistics the number of "winners" for each player was equal to the sum of the points won on first serve and the points won on second serve. In other words, a "winner" was any point won on serve. But in the match statistics round by round for the individual players, there was a much more believable 30 winners for Monfils and 26 for Ljubicic.

WF4EVER
06-02-2008, 11:44 PM
Ljubomug at his absolute best.

Very disappointing after the big Davydenko win.

Just for the record,this moonballing mug has absolutely no chance of winning against Sexy/Pics.
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But he at least will have a shot at it which is more than you can say about Ivan.

Corey Feldman
06-02-2008, 11:54 PM
Get in there Le Monfzilla!!!

WF4EVER
06-02-2008, 11:56 PM
Wow that was baaaad. I don't get why Monfils doesn't try and be more agressive. He has to be the more defensive player of the top 100. Sometimes, he gets a strikable short ball and he's just happy to moonball it back and come back 5 yards behind the baseline.

I mean, the guy doesn't lack power or a frame to put behind the net, it's not like he can't strike a ball. This is just maddening to watch.

I agree. Since his return from his last serious injury this is how he's been playing and it drives me nuts. I think he was much better before. I'm waiting with bated breath to learn what his coach is doing to improve his game.

That said, I'm just glad he's won his matches.

Jimnik
06-03-2008, 12:12 AM
Happy about the result but glad I missed it.

leng jai
06-03-2008, 12:24 AM
:haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:

betowiec
06-03-2008, 12:38 AM
expected one

gogogirl
06-03-2008, 12:49 AM
There are obvious reasons for this and you evcen explain it in this comment. Gael is no Rafa basically sums up why Monfils is going to get stick for playing that way. He doesn't have the discipline, weight of shot or consistency to play that game, Nadal does. When Monfils is playing that way, a good player will attack him consistently and win most of the time. Nadal can keep a guy on or behind the baseline hitting shots due to the weight of shot, spin and depth. Monfils can't.

All,

I'll give you that. I mentioned Gael and no one else is like Rafa and especially on clay. Yet, there are other players that also stand far behind the baseline. It seems to work for some. Some women do it too.

It's been reported recently that his coach is telling him to take baby steps because he is just coming off injury. Maybe he feels secure in his return game to stand so far back. It does look like he was trying to come to the net because he had many net approaches. In the beginning he was winning more points coming in but seemed to make errors on later forays. Those errors must come out of his total of 27, so he was trying to be more aggressive.

I remember that match Gael had last year w/Isner. That was a great match. Before it during the same tourney, he was firing on all cylinders on the serve. He needs to try to keep going for ACES at times but also mix it up. I think he needs to work on his serve variation.

Anyway, he should be pleased to make his first GS quarterfinal and especially at home on the dirt. I love how he won the Paddle Tennis at the Las Vegas tourney in 2007. He was bad. He had it going on. Anyone that saw him during that tourney could see that he used his head and then some to win that Paddle Tennis award and check. It was masterful. I was disappointed that he didn't make it this year to defend. I said then that what he used to secure that win, he needs to apply in the big league.

gogogirl
06-03-2008, 01:03 AM
Looking at all of today's singles matches, men and women, at the RG site, in each case in the match statistics the number of "winners" for each player was equal to the sum of the points won on first serve and the points won on second serve. In other words, a "winner" was any point won on serve. But in the match statistics round by round for the individual players, there was a much more believable 30 winners for Monfils and 26 for Ljubicic.

All,

Thanks. I remember this situation coming up before when the stats show such an outlandish amount of winners being hit - when in actuality that wasn't the case, and no one could even remember seeing the players hitting that many. LOL!

GlennMirnyi
06-03-2008, 01:09 AM
One of the worst matches I've ever watched. A truly abysmal advertisement for mens tennis.

It looked like someone had told both players they'd got shot if they hit a baseline winner. Pushing at its very worst.

Dire.

Imagine a Mugfils - Boredo match. :lol:

scoobs
06-03-2008, 01:11 AM
Imagine a Mugfils - Boredo match. :lol:
They've played on clay twice, last time in Stuttgart last year, Monfils won.

Sorry I missed that :(

Neely
06-03-2008, 01:27 AM
Was a good showing of Ljubicic nevertheless. But with Davydenko he really has beaten a high-rated calibre on clay who normally gets good Slam results and is tough to beat in these events.

And congrats to Monfils! :yeah:

Albop
06-03-2008, 01:31 AM
That was pathetic Ljubo :o

Hey All,

Was the match that bad? Gael had 28 errors to Lubi's 47. That stat usually tells part of the story.:eek: Just like today, Maria only had 7 winners. WITH! Lubi had 71 winners and Gael 78.:eek: Which match were some of yous watching? When players are hitting that many winners, isn't that, could it possibly be - a good thing?


Believe me, It was an error :p

Some definite strands of racism flying around Monfils here. Nice to see. "Black panther," "the black one," "goofy," and "snoop dogg," are all terms used to refer to him today. (The "Black Panther" may be perceived more racist by those familiar with U.S. history, at least).

But freak, I love him. Love his chest thumping and his dancing. Love his personality. In a sport where tennis fans are too touchy/feely and cry foul whenever a player starts to act like he's in an NBA game, I absolutely LOVE that Monfils is doing just that (acting like he's in an NBA game and making the tea-and-tradition fans mad).

I'm glad some of you think he should be banned from tennis, because he just made it to the quarterfinals! So while all you can do is show your hate for his style of play, he's having a very good tournament! Don't watch him if you don't like him, bathe and boil in your hate, good.

Go Monfils and well done! (And with all respect to you, Monfils, I'll be cheering for Ferrer because he's one of the few dudes I like more than you on tour).

:spit: :retard:

tennisfan444
06-03-2008, 02:05 AM
:(

Rafa = Fed Killa
06-03-2008, 03:07 AM
Congrats Monfils. Way to own that Lluboho.

krystlel
06-03-2008, 09:50 AM
This was one of the slowest paced men's matches I've seen in some time, full of long, dull rallies, yet both made quite a number of bad errors. Both players are generally known to be quite passive and they lived up the tag well today!

IAMlegend
06-03-2008, 09:56 AM
I'm probably the only one who thinks the way he's playing now is better for him. That frenetic pace he used to embrace before was physically taxing. Hitting the ball as hard as you can with no purpose was not going to help him in his progress. Now, at least he seems more in control of himself and his body, however boring his game may seem. I get the feeling though when his back is against the wall you'll see his old brawling self come out. I'm expecting to see a bit of the old Monfils for sure tomorrow.
POME GAEL!

Machiavelli
06-03-2008, 09:59 AM
What awful tennis; Ivan just pathetic, he had to attack in this match, but no, he chose to rallie with GAel every point, awful tactics, but a 4th round was more then anyone expected from him...

Rumour
06-03-2008, 10:22 AM
Didn't watch this match but apparently didn't miss much in terms of tennis quality :o Happy that Monfils won but don't have any much hope for him against Ferrer, though I'll be more than fine with whoever wins as long as neither player gets hurt or totally embarassed on court :angel:

Raq-Attack
06-03-2008, 10:24 AM
Some definite strands of racism flying around Monfils here. Nice to see. "Black panther," "the black one," "goofy," and "snoop dogg," are all terms used to refer to him today. (The "Black Panther" may be perceived more racist by those familiar with U.S. history, at least).

But freak, I love him. Love his chest thumping and his dancing. Love his personality. In a sport where tennis fans are too touchy/feely and cry foul whenever a player starts to act like he's in an NBA game, I absolutely LOVE that Monfils is doing just that (acting like he's in an NBA game and making the tea-and-tradition fans mad).

I'm glad some of you think he should be banned from tennis, because he just made it to the quarterfinals! So while all you can do is show your hate for his style of play, he's having a very good tournament! Don't watch him if you don't like him, bathe and boil in your hate, good.

Go Monfils and well done! (And with all respect to you, Monfils, I'll be cheering for Ferrer because he's one of the few dudes I like more than you on tour).


Competely agree, some attitudes towards Monfils in here are clearly prejudice, but as long as he keeps kicking ass that will shut them up :devil: .

leng jai
06-03-2008, 11:37 AM
I'm probably the only one who thinks the way he's playing now is better for him. That frenetic pace he used to embrace before was physically taxing. Hitting the ball as hard as you can with no purpose was not going to help him in his progress. Now, at least he seems more in control of himself and his body, however boring his game may seem. I get the feeling though when his back is against the wall you'll see his old brawling self come out. I'm expecting to see a bit of the old Monfils for sure tomorrow.
POME GAEL!

Heaven forbid Monfils use his brain and play just behind the baseline with solid groundies and going for the big winner at the appropriate time.

Apemant
06-03-2008, 11:45 AM
Poor match, and this is wasting too many words on it already. :mad:

alfonsojose
06-04-2008, 04:04 AM
It was obvious payback from last year in Nottingham when Ljubo hit an underhand serve on match point against Gael.

:eek: video of this, pls.