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WWW - Gael "Last French Hope" Monfils vs David "5 Set" Ferrer

maconick
06-02-2008, 08:19 PM
First match against eachother, if Gael plays agressive he can win but imo Ferrer in 4

Discuss and vote.

Bilbo
06-02-2008, 08:20 PM
D. Ferrer

Roland9
06-02-2008, 08:23 PM
First match against eachother, if Gael plays agressive he can win but imo Ferrer in 4

Discuss and vote.

It's been a great Grand Slam for Monfils, but it ends here, most likely in straights. Can't see him winning a lot of games really, let alone a set.

ChinoRios4Ever
06-02-2008, 08:28 PM
Pics in 3

Rogiman
06-02-2008, 08:31 PM
Please Pics, send that idiot home :rolleyes:

Okonsky
06-02-2008, 08:34 PM
Ferrer in 4.

DhammaTiger
06-02-2008, 08:37 PM
Ferrer in 5

The Freak
06-02-2008, 08:40 PM
Ferrer in 4, it should be a close match, but I think he is just too consistent.
You never know though, it's 2008 and crazier things have happened.

Voo de Mar
06-02-2008, 08:40 PM
4 Pics

peterparker
06-02-2008, 08:42 PM
Ferrer in 5

Bold prediction!:) Could happen....if monfils serves out of his mind. I hope he goes for it and pulls of a crazy upset.

Parker

InfiniteSadness
06-02-2008, 08:42 PM
Ferrer in 3 or maybe in 4.

LemonYellow
06-02-2008, 08:45 PM
It pains me to say it but if it goes more than 3 sets I think I have to favor Monfils. I just don't know how much Ferrer will have left in the tank after the last two matches.

Fumus
06-02-2008, 08:50 PM
Ferrer 4 sets.

dmit424
06-02-2008, 08:58 PM
I will have to go with Ferrer in straights.

vincayou
06-02-2008, 09:20 PM
Ferrer in whatever it takes. I like Gael but really not the way he plays right now.

FedFan_2007
06-02-2008, 09:21 PM
BTW, nobody mentioned this, but Pics can grab the #4 spot in the world by winning this match. Does he need any more motivation? I'm sure his entourage didn't go to the ATP rankings site and do the calculations like I did! Pics, if you're reading this thank me!

safinalium
06-02-2008, 09:47 PM
I hope that Monfils wins but it will probably be Ferrer in 4

selyoink
06-02-2008, 10:33 PM
Pics in three easy sets. I don't see how Monfils can hurt other than with the serve if he plays his normal game. I'd like to see Monfils win though.

jdenelle
06-02-2008, 10:43 PM
go monfils

Jaap
06-02-2008, 10:56 PM
Hopefully Ferrer shoves a few bagels and breadsticks up his big arse.

Guy Haines
06-02-2008, 11:39 PM
I wish both could win. But I'll be pulling for Pics of course.

Haven't seen Monfils play at this tournament. I figure he's using the crowd "better" than any of the other French players on either side did. He's kinda madcap (to put it mildly) whereas Momo and Mathieu and others get so tortured by expectation.

But is he being obnoxious? I don't like it when home country players mistake slams for Davis Cup matches...

finishingmove
06-02-2008, 11:52 PM
good opportunity for pics to get some rest :o

MacTheKnife
06-03-2008, 12:19 AM
Ferrer in 4. Just to solid on clay. I'm by no means a Ferrer fan, but i really like his passion and drive with which he plays the game. Rain and heavy conditions could make it closer, but I doubt it.

Lucinda
06-03-2008, 03:57 AM
I'm happy for Monfils because he's giving the home crowd something to get really excited about, and that has to feel good to him.... BUT I'm a big Ferrer fan, so I'll be rooting for Pics all the way!

BigJohn
06-03-2008, 06:58 AM
It pains me to say it but if it goes more than 3 sets I think I have to favor Monfils. I just don't know how much Ferrer will have left in the tank after the last two matches.

Ferrer is a wall and runs (almost) as much as Nadal. Stamina won't be an issue for him.

Ferrer in 3.

Turquoise
06-03-2008, 07:06 AM
Ferrer should win this in 3, he's the far better player. Just hope he doesn't get intimidated by the crowd.

azza
06-03-2008, 07:16 AM
Ferrer 6-0 6-1 6-2

Castilla
06-03-2008, 07:30 AM
Ferru in 3,I pick.

Puschkin
06-03-2008, 08:09 AM
With Monfils in Paris you never know: Everything is possible.

Deivid23
06-03-2008, 08:52 AM
Ferrer won´t let this chance slip from him hands, I´m convinced

abhinav_shaan
06-03-2008, 09:46 AM
Please Pics, send that idiot home :rolleyes:

isnt he already at home...
anyways agree with the sentiment.. :)

stebs
06-03-2008, 10:09 AM
It pains me to say it but if it goes more than 3 sets I think I have to favor Monfils. I just don't know how much Ferrer will have left in the tank after the last two matches.

They were not long five set matches and he has had his days off. He is a fit professional athlete, I would be shocked if he got tired vs Monfils unless it went well over 4 hours.

danielmom
06-03-2008, 12:03 PM
Ferrer won´t let this chance slip from him hands, I´m convinced

I agree. This is his best shot to make the semis at RG, the slam he wants to do the best at.

Ferrer in 3 sets so he will be ready for Federer on Friday!!!

Voo de Mar
06-03-2008, 12:05 PM
isnt he already at home...
anyways agree with the sentiment.. :)

:haha:

groundstroke
06-03-2008, 12:07 PM
Ferrer in 4.

Rumour
06-03-2008, 12:17 PM
As a fan of both, I'm being a little generous to the underdog and going with Ferrer in four.

Deivid23
06-03-2008, 12:19 PM
They were not long five set matches and he has had his days off. He is a fit professional athlete, I would be shocked if he got tired vs Monfils unless it went well over 4 hours.

Monfils will get tired before Ferrer, you can be sure about that

Jillian
06-03-2008, 09:40 PM
Ferru will win this one in either 3 or 4 !!!

helgagonzalez
06-04-2008, 01:15 AM
Ferrer in 3

Sunset of Age
06-04-2008, 02:09 AM
Vamos Pics.

Jimnik
06-04-2008, 09:08 AM
I'm actually looking forwrd to this one. The only QF with 5-set potential.

Truc
06-04-2008, 09:24 AM
Haven't seen Monfils play at this tournament. I figure he's using the crowd "better" than any of the other French players on either side did. He's kinda madcap (to put it mildly) whereas Momo and Mathieu and others get so tortured by expectation.

But is he being obnoxious? I don't like it when home country players mistake slams for Davis Cup matches...No. He danced a little bit after his win over Ljubo, but it wasn't a big deal. I mean guys like Llodra and Benneteau pulled off a bigger show with the crowd than Monfils did.

And the crowd doesn't get really involved in his matches imo (or not as much as it used to), people are probably too perplexed because of his style of play. The reactions in France about him being in the 1/4 are not hysterical at all either when you read around. He's not so consensual.
To the point that I am actually hoping they will really support him today because he will need it big time.

stebs
06-04-2008, 09:25 AM
Monfils will get tired before Ferrer, you can be sure about that

If Monfils gets to the stage of this match where he is getting tired he has done well. Would take an unsually good match from the Frenchman to take this to five sets.

Knightmace
06-04-2008, 09:50 AM
Ferrer.

The French run has been impressive.

Stefwhit
06-04-2008, 06:12 PM
Looks like Monfils is on the verge of surprising a lot of people. In addition, this match is deserving of it's Main Court status; good stuff!

TheBoiledEgg
06-04-2008, 06:16 PM
Ferrer is a mug
mental midget :spit:

groundstroke
06-04-2008, 06:16 PM
4-0 to Monfils in 4th set.

W!MBLEDON
06-04-2008, 06:17 PM
you aren't supposed to post that in here. :unsure:

FedererGrandSlam
06-04-2008, 06:23 PM
First match against eachother, if Gael plays agressive he can win but imo Ferrer in 4

Discuss and vote.

If he plays passive he can win too, it seems.

:haha:

Sunset of Age
06-04-2008, 06:23 PM
If he plays passive he can win too, it seems.

:haha:

Apparently. :haha:

Fumus
06-04-2008, 06:30 PM
He's been more aggressive today, however, than he's been most of the week. A lot of winners for Gael.

RagingLamb
06-04-2008, 06:36 PM
no live discussion of matches