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RG QF: Monfils def. Ferrer 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-1

miura
06-04-2008, 06:31 PM
GAEL!!! Über performance.

osalsyst
06-04-2008, 06:31 PM
This was a terrible match! Ferrer was absolutely atrocious. Monfils was just hanging in the back of the court as usual and Ferrer was making mistakes like crazy. A great win for Gael nonetheless.

Good luck against Federer! :)

LinkMage
06-04-2008, 06:31 PM
WTF was that Ferrer?

Monfils in a GS SF. Unreal!


Thank you for losing me 3K pathetic mug.

The Freak
06-04-2008, 06:31 PM
That should shut some people up. This was for real and I hope this is a turning point in Gael's career.
He was really playing well today and was aggressive when he needed to be.
Ferrer just got outplayed today, he was even was smiling at how hard Gael was crushing some backhands.
Gael is playing better than he was a couple rounds ago, Federer will need to be near top of his game to win.
Also, credit to Ferrer on a great tourney and for fighting to the end.

Allez!! :rocker2:

LleytonMonfils
06-04-2008, 06:31 PM
Vamos Gael Vamos!!!

Where are all the haters now? I guess he lucked his way into this semi final with poor form, poor technique, and poor everything eh?

Next Roger Federer. Could be interesting with the French crowd behind Gael. His confidence is growing with every match.

GlennMirnyi
06-04-2008, 06:32 PM
Pa-the-tic.

Ferrer you clown.

scarecrows
06-04-2008, 06:32 PM
Ferrer got a bit of his own medicine there
usually he's the one who gets anything back while this time he was forced to do the attack and his net game failed it. At some moments he made such uncharacteristic bad shot selection. Monfils served great and got back everything that was reachable for him.
I think Ferrer lost the game at the start of the 3d, when you thought he would take advantage of the momentum he seemed loosened up and let Monfils take the upper hand again

Montego
06-04-2008, 06:32 PM
Ferrer :spit:

I counted 2378681235856 unforced errors in 4th set alone. Two passive players, but Monfils was a wall from the baseline. Ferrer - absolutely no angles, no consequence in play, no nothing....

dam0dred
06-04-2008, 06:33 PM
Wow, that is a performance Ferrer is going to want to forget.

Major :retard:

Voo de Mar
06-04-2008, 06:33 PM
Congrats Monfils :yeah: Wise game, nice mixing. Pics was outplayed in each department.

Deboogle!.
06-04-2008, 06:34 PM
The one time Werthless doesn't pick him for the semis, he makes it :haha:

Good for him and great for the home country :D

Sunset of Age
06-04-2008, 06:34 PM
Pics, you burro! You just cost me 10K!!! :mad:

Well done Monfils, congrats on your first GS semifinal! :hatoff:

GlennMirnyi
06-04-2008, 06:34 PM
What an awful development the worst player to ever come out of France making the SF. Pathetic.

victory1
06-04-2008, 06:35 PM
Yesssssssssss!!!!!:D good Job Gael!:worship:

Nikigreat
06-04-2008, 06:35 PM
Today Tennis is dead.
Monfils in RG Semifinals. :haha:

LleytonMonfils
06-04-2008, 06:35 PM
Look at all you haters. How many of you actually watched the match? Monfils was agressive when he needed to be. He played a fine, fine match.

How are all your favs doing?

ShimSham
06-04-2008, 06:35 PM
Congrats Monfils! :yeah:

I am so Happy!!!!:D

Truc
06-04-2008, 06:36 PM
Vamos Gael Vamos!!!

Where are all the haters now?You're optimistic!

Amazing performance from him mentally. :worship:

maf
06-04-2008, 06:36 PM
Great match, Monfils was aggressive in the first, and then passive but Ferrer couldn't break him in the end. Good stuff.

justClaudia
06-04-2008, 06:36 PM
PHM called,

he needs his brain back asap, Ferru.
k, thanks.

:silly:

GlennMirnyi
06-04-2008, 06:36 PM
This is such a disaster I can't even believe it.

scoobs
06-04-2008, 06:36 PM
I don't particularly like what Monfils does out there in terms of his gameplay decisions, but it's been effective at this tournament to get him this far.

Poor match from Ferrer - Monfils dared Ferrer to hit through him, and he couldn't get it done. Errors everywhere.

Some aggression from Monfils too at times, which perhaps stopped this from being a total snorefest.

Can't argue with a Grand Slam semi really. Well done.

Gabs24
06-04-2008, 06:36 PM
That was just outstanding defense from Gael. :worship: I just wish he would attack more at times! Really really unexpected result though, at least for me. :(

Pics!!:sad: Better luck next time. We still love you! :hug:

*julie*
06-04-2008, 06:36 PM
Wow! I didn't expect this seeing how Gael played against Ljubo.
I am happy for him after all these injuries. :)

Fumus
06-04-2008, 06:36 PM
That should shut some people up. This was for real and I hope this is a turning point in Gael's career.
He was really playing well today and was aggressive when he needed to be.
Ferrer just got outplayed today, he was even was smiling at how hard Gael was crushing some backhands.
Gael is playing better than he was a couple rounds ago, Federer will need to be near top of his game to win.
Also, credit to Ferrer on a great tourney and for fighting to the end.

Allez!! :rocker2:

I maintain all my previous comments, I'm just damn surprised he's been able to get through. Monfils rocks, so I hope he can keep going, he's good for tennis. I think this however, might be negative for him because he'll think his present slack ass training routine is going to be enough to cut it and erm...uhhh...it's not. Anyways, good for him, didn't expect him to get this far, totally expected Ferrer to crush him. Very strange match...wow...

groundstroke
06-04-2008, 06:37 PM
Monfils's defensive play can win you games after all then.

ChinoRios4Ever
06-04-2008, 06:37 PM
:eek: x 100000000000000000000!!!!!

:sad: :confused:

LleytonMonfils
06-04-2008, 06:37 PM
This is such a disaster I can't even believe it.

This coming from the guy who has Radek " Sexy" Stepanek in his sig. :rolleyes:

Veronique
06-04-2008, 06:38 PM
Felicitations, Monfils! We saw glimpse of how good he could really be if he put more weight behind his shots consistently. Well done!

G4.
06-04-2008, 06:38 PM
horrid match

Greenday
06-04-2008, 06:38 PM
There goes Clay deaths's prediction of Ferrer defating roger in the semis out the window ...:lol:

It was a bad match from ferrer......his forehand didnt help him much...

FedererBulgaria
06-04-2008, 06:38 PM
Monfils:worship:What a great guy!

RagingLamb
06-04-2008, 06:39 PM
complete meltdown from Ferrer in the 4th

congrats Monflis :yeah:

Rogieva
06-04-2008, 06:39 PM
Expected.

groundstroke
06-04-2008, 06:39 PM
This coming from the guy who has Radek " Sexy" Stepanek in his sig. :rolleyes:
:lol:

GlennMirnyi
06-04-2008, 06:39 PM
This coming from the guy who has Radek " Sexy" Stepanek in his sig. :rolleyes:

When Mugfils the clown makes the top 10 you come back here, fanboy. :wavey:

Jaap
06-04-2008, 06:39 PM
What a joke.

Dark day for mens tennis.

Bijoux0021
06-04-2008, 06:39 PM
:bowdown: Monfils! :yeah:

victory1
06-04-2008, 06:40 PM
Brush the haters off your shoulder Gael!!:p Did I say yessssssssssss already!!:D

Schu
06-04-2008, 06:40 PM
And the parallel universe of 2008 continues - Monfils in FO semis!

LleytonMonfils
06-04-2008, 06:41 PM
When Mugfils the clown makes the top 10 you come back here, fanboy. :wavey:

When Radek gets past the QF of a Grand Slam then you can talk. :wavey:

groundstroke
06-04-2008, 06:41 PM
By the way this match was awful, why are people saying Monfils is awesome? Apart from great stamina, he had no confidence to be aggressive at all.

Misterman
06-04-2008, 06:41 PM
Monfils is so hard to look at i can't be happy for him. He has some baaaad genes.

Perfection
06-04-2008, 06:41 PM
What a lovely celebration at the end. :drool: Allez Gael! :rocker2:

Nikigreat
06-04-2008, 06:42 PM
Look at all you haters. How many of you actually watched the match? Monfils was agressive when he needed to be. He played a fine, fine match.

How are all your favs doing?
I've seen all the match and I didn't like how Gael played. David was stupid, he could win with intelligence.

The Freak
06-04-2008, 06:42 PM
Wow! :worship:
Easily the best Gael has ever played.

IAMlegend
06-04-2008, 06:42 PM
Very disappointed in LaMonf. The pretty boy was just begging for a bagel, and Monfils wouldn't give it to him. I guess a (baguette) is just fine. Next time, MOnfils, feed the pretty boy the bagel.

Adler
06-04-2008, 06:42 PM
It was kinda predictable. Philippe Chartier is slow, so Gael can turn into wall mode, and Ferru doesn't like attacking at all when he should take initiative

Still, I'm surprised. I thought the exhaustion will kill Monfils

rofe
06-04-2008, 06:42 PM
:haha: I love it. The much vilified Monfils makes it to the SF.

Grinder
06-04-2008, 06:43 PM
Excellent tournament for Gael, hope he can keep this up for the rest of the year. :yeah:

groundstroke
06-04-2008, 06:43 PM
That should shut some people up. This was for real and I hope this is a turning point in Gael's career.
He was really playing well today and was aggressive when he needed to be.
Ferrer just got outplayed today, he was even was smiling at how hard Gael was crushing some backhands.
Gael is playing better than he was a couple rounds ago, Federer will need to be near top of his game to win.
Also, credit to Ferrer on a great tourney and for fighting to the end.

Allez!! :rocker2:
Oh my. :lol: French delusion. :lol:

GlennMirnyi
06-04-2008, 06:44 PM
When Radek gets past the QF of a Grand Slam then you can talk. :wavey:

:haha:

What a joke.

Guess what? Friday you'll see Federer whooping this clown's ass.

Guess who was the last player not called Nadal to beat Federer? Yeah. You know who.

Tennis is about consistency, not fluke results. Mugfils' fluke SF will be forgotten forever in a couple of months. :haha: :haha:

Greenday
06-04-2008, 06:44 PM
The one time Werthless doesn't pick him for the semis, he makes it :haha:

Good for him and great for the home country :D

Werthless also predicted Ferrer defeating roger in the semis! :haha::haha:

LleytonMonfils
06-04-2008, 06:44 PM
In my perfect world Gael & Novak would make the final. Hmmmm anyone care to throw some odds down on that one hahaha.

Farenhajt
06-04-2008, 06:44 PM
This means NOTHING! NOTHING, I say!!! Monfils making a GS Semis before Murray is JUST A FLUKE!!! Andy Murray is THE REAL TENNIS TALENT OF THE WORLD!!! World has never seen such tennis monster as Andrew Murray!!! He'll rule the field for 12 years!!!!! Mark my words!!!!!!!!

(Excellent job, Gael :woohoo:)

victory1
06-04-2008, 06:44 PM
Monfils is so hard to look at i can't be happy for him. He has some baaaad genes.

Why don't you shut the hell up!:wavey: It's easy to be judgemental when you are hidding behind a keyboard. Why don't you post a picture of yourself so we can compare!:rolleyes:

Clara Bow
06-04-2008, 06:46 PM
It seems that Ferru just hit a mental and physical wall in this match and no, I am not just talking about Gael's defense. Where was Ferru's ability to hit aggressive shots that he can display on hard and he showed at times during his five setters. His forehand just left him.

Congrats to Gael though- great for the home country. I do worry though that this will reinforce his bad habit of doing defense, defense defense when he can play more aggresively and actually does well when he does so.

Even with all of my above whining- I am happy for Gael.

Corey Feldman
06-04-2008, 06:46 PM
Le MONFA!!!!!!

What a guy :D

Ferrer :lol: his FH's were flying everywhere from the third set till 3-0 in fourth

LleytonMonfils
06-04-2008, 06:47 PM
:haha:

What a joke.

Guess what? Friday you'll see Federer whooping this clown's ass.

Guess who was the last player not called Nadal to beat Federer? Yeah. You know who.

Tennis is about consistency, not fluke results. Mugfils' fluke SF will be forgotten forever in a couple of months. :haha: :haha:

But we'll still have wonderful fish face to look at won't we? He'll be hangin around until the 4th round of slams courting beautiful women. Just another player on tour my friend. Lost in the crowd.

Did you seriously just ask the last player to beat Federer other than Nadal? Are you serious? Are you bragging about that, really? Considering how vulnerable Federer has been all year and that is Stepanek's calling card? Props to that. :rolleyes:

22,000 posts too many for this guy.

Jaap
06-04-2008, 06:47 PM
Mugfils will rank alongside the worst players to have reached a semi final of a grand slam in history.

The Freak
06-04-2008, 06:48 PM
:haha:

What a joke.

Guess what? Friday you'll see Federer whooping this clown's ass.

Guess who was the last player not called Nadal to beat Federer? Yeah. You know who.

Tennis is about consistency, not fluke results. Mugfils' fluke SF will be forgotten forever in a couple of months. :haha: :haha:

Tennis players are judged on how well they do in the big tournaments. Gael has already outdone Radek as far as getting into the semi of a slam and how much younger is he?
Who did Radek just lose to?

groundstroke
06-04-2008, 06:48 PM
In my perfect world Gael & Novak would make the final. Hmmmm anyone care to throw some odds down on that one hahaha.
You like the worst player to come out of France and a player who has cheated against the worst player to come out of Frane many and many times?

shotgun
06-04-2008, 06:48 PM
Monfils just played the match of his life, really. Still a bit disappointing from Ferrer, he could have varied his plays a bit more, it looked like he didn't have enough left in the tank to face yet another five-setter.

LleytonMonfils
06-04-2008, 06:49 PM
You like the worst player to come out of France and a player who has cheated against the worst player to come out of Frane many and many times?

Read the sig.

Sunset of Age
06-04-2008, 06:49 PM
Apparently the vBookies can't believe the result of this match either... :haha:

IAMlegend
06-04-2008, 06:50 PM
Then look at his lower half. Isn't that why you watch men's tennis?

groundstroke
06-04-2008, 06:50 PM
But we'll still have wonderful fish face to look at won't we? He'll be hangin around until the 4th round of slams courting beautiful women. Just another player on tour my friend. Lost in the crowd.

Did you seriously just ask the last player to beat Federer other than Nadal? Are you serious? Are you bragging about that, really? Considering how vulnerable Federer has been all year and that is Stepanek's calling card? Props to that. :rolleyes:

22,000 posts too many for this guy.
Federer's D or even E game is better than Monfils A game, he knows what he's talking about. A complete SF fluke from Monfils, really. Federer may be vulnerable this year - but he's still the best ever tennis player to be produced.

jonny84
06-04-2008, 06:51 PM
Way to go Gael. Well done for reaching your first major semi final!

TheBoiledEgg
06-04-2008, 06:51 PM
moonballed to death :spit:

groundstroke
06-04-2008, 06:52 PM
Read the sig.
Yes - all shit and inconsistent players?

lisaplenske
06-04-2008, 06:52 PM
omg!gael is playing better and better if compared with his first rounds.

hitting winners with his backhand which is his weak shot in his game:worship::worship:

this man is dangerous cause he has this "serenity" and confidence to go one step far again.

For the haters:aplot:they can be even more annoyed if he is the winner friday:p:p:p

great play gael!:yeah:

LleytonMonfils
06-04-2008, 06:53 PM
Federer's D or even E game is better than Monfils A game, he knows what he's talking about. A complete SF fluke from Monfils, really. Federer may be vulnerable this year - but he's still the best ever tennis player to be produced.

When did I ever mention anything about Monfils being able to compete with Federer? Why don't you get off your knees for 2 seconds and take the dude's c**k out of your mouth lol.

When beating Roger Federer in a non GS event is your lone highlight of recent memory (according to this RS fan) yea I find that kind of lame. Ecspecially when he is gonna trash a guy who just made the Semi's of a GS.

dam0dred
06-04-2008, 06:53 PM
Monfils is so frustrating to watch because you can see just how much potential he really has, but man, he is an awful, awful, AWFUL tennis player for the most part.

It's a sad reflection on this tournament that just running fast and pushing the ball into the middle of court, barely at the service line, is good enough for the semis.

IAMlegend
06-04-2008, 06:53 PM
That's called "horses for courses". It's just that their individual style of play favors MOnfils. He's as much a grinder, and covers the court better than Ferrer. To counter Monfils coverage ability you need that one big shot that you can hit through the court. Ferrer has nothing close to that.

LleytonMonfils
06-04-2008, 06:54 PM
Yes - all shit and inconsistent players?

Who's your favs? You must be front row Joe.

Deea
06-04-2008, 06:54 PM
Well done Gael :yeah:

Can't believe the number of haters!!! :eek:

Bilbo
06-04-2008, 06:54 PM
helluva surprise :eek:

however, after watching this match i've to say monfils is a bad matchup for ferrer. didn't expect this. ferrer just has no winning shot to hurt monfils.

Monteque
06-04-2008, 06:55 PM
LOL ...cant believe it...Monfils;)

Next beat the Jesus Fed, please, i wanna see some haters out there take a knife and stab themselves on the belly because they think this is a dream. :haha:

scoobs
06-04-2008, 06:55 PM
Well done Gael :yeah:

Can't believe the number of haters!!! :eek:
I can't believe the number of fans - where have they all been hiding because I haven't heard much out of them at all in the past God knows how long? And now suddenly it's Yeah go Gael!

madmanfool
06-04-2008, 06:55 PM
ok, i'm confused now..so who is the better player: Verkerk or Monfils :devil: :)

ReturnWinner
06-04-2008, 06:56 PM
Monfils outlast and outplayed "The favourite " Ferrer , the guy deserves his semis :) , The guy was hitting pretty hard, i mean
to play that far from the baseline and with that depth you have to do it and his big serve was a big factor as usual.

gogogirl
06-04-2008, 06:57 PM
Hey All,

Don't even pay attentiaon to the haters. Some act as if only a player that has made a semi in a grand slam before should be afforded the opp to do so again. How ridiculous. What would be the point of play if the same players achieved the semis over and over? Although, we do seem to have three of them here that seem to reach the semis all the dang time. LOL!

I had a feeling Gael would pull this one out. I really do think the home crowd helped (Domi) and plus, he won this tourney as a junior so he can slide on the stuff. I am so happy for him. Can you imagine now how the French press and TV folks are running around like chickens w/their heads cut off over this hot story. It is huge in France.

Roger will probably beat Gael of course, unless he plays some inspired and out of his mind tennis, and it is fated. Wow! Wouldn't that be something if he and D-Vic made the final.:eek: LOL!

Ferrer is still a tough cookie and had a good week. A lot of players don't like to see his name in their section of the draw.

"WAY TO GO - GAEL" "YOU DONE GOOD" "CONCEIVE - BELIEVE - ACHIEVE"

LleytonMonfils
06-04-2008, 06:57 PM
I can't believe the number of fans - where have they all been hiding because I haven't heard much out of them at all in the past God knows how long? And now suddenly it's Yeah go Gael!

Well my name can attest I've been a Monfils fan for quite a while.

groundstroke
06-04-2008, 06:57 PM
Who's your favs? You must be front row Joe.
Federer, Edberg, Gasquet, Gaudio (ONLY in French Open 2004, his backhand was unbelievable, at all other times he's shit), Coria (back in his prime) and I also like Ferrero.
Monfils is a shit player, Novak is a cheat. WHy do you like them?

Clara Bow
06-04-2008, 06:57 PM
ferrer just has no winning shot to hurt monfils

His forehand should be able to hurt Monfils but it decided to go on vacation early and is now sunning itself along the Spanish coast. I hope it and Ferru reunite before Wimbledon.

What a good year for the Frenchies so far in grand slams. Now if they can get rid of injuries and headcasiness (PHM seems on the way, Gasquet is still mired deep in headcase central) perhaps they can continue the momentum.

And while it is obvious that Gael is not everyone's favorite, I feel he deserves props for getting to the freakin' semi of his home grand slam after being sidelined by injury quite a bit over the past several months.

Jaap
06-04-2008, 06:58 PM
Mugfils won't be beating Federer.

Dream on, mug fanboys.

LleytonMonfils
06-04-2008, 06:59 PM
Mugfils won't be beating Federer.

Dream on, mug fanboys.

You're really going out on a limb there aren't ya. :rolleyes:

BTW before the match what were the odds on Gael. +500?

ReturnWinner
06-04-2008, 06:59 PM
:haha: :haha: :haha:

He made more UEs than in whole god damn clacourt season.
It was hillarious. Everyone expected agressive hitting from Monfils, but he was just moonballing him :tennis: and waiting for Ferrer to miss his favourite forehand :rolls:

Incredible result.
many of those ue were due to Monfils play.

Perfection
06-04-2008, 07:00 PM
Geez, post after post of nothing but negative cruelty. :retard:

Just stop already.

Merton
06-04-2008, 07:01 PM
Ferrer imploded after the 2nd set, he really needed to cut the unforced errors and keep Monfils on the run. A huge missed opportunity for him to make the semis in his favourite slam, even if he is far from his best at the moment. A great run for Monfils here, making the semis in his home slam.

LleytonMonfils
06-04-2008, 07:02 PM
Federer, Edberg, Gasquet, Gaudio (ONLY in French Open 2004, his backhand was unbelievable, at all other times he's shit), Coria (back in his prime) and I also like Ferrero.
Monfils is a shit player, Novak is a cheat. WHy do you like them?


Won't even knock on Gasquet because his backhand is a thing of beauty. I like Monfils because of his personality and charisma. If I were a tennis player sure I wouldn't adapt his style of play, but it's working for him. He brings freshness to the game and a lot of emotion.

I like Novak because I've never been a Rafa or Federer fan. I respect both of them, but it was nice to see Nole come along and challenge these guys as king of the mountain. Not to mention I think he has a great personality as well. Sure I don't agree with his tactics sometimes in regards to injury timeouts, but you can't love everything about your favorite player. They aren't perfect.

Clara Bow
06-04-2008, 07:04 PM
Geez, post after post of nothing but negative cruelty. :retard:

Just stop already.

Unfortunately, that is the trend of MTF. Post match reports are usually more about being negative than congratulating the winner or discussing specifics of the match in a non-hateful manner.

MŚnu
06-04-2008, 07:04 PM
My first bet and it was a good one... thanks Gael! Great variety, he's outmastered Pics

LleytonMonfils
06-04-2008, 07:06 PM
Unfortunately, that is the trend of MTF. Post match reports are usually more about being negative than congratulating the winner or discussing specifics of the match in a non-hateful manner.

If you think MensTennisForums are bad venture over to WTAWorld. Everytime a top 10 players loses there are like 5 threads started about how their career is over blah blah blah. Absolute insanity.

groundstroke
06-04-2008, 07:06 PM
Won't even knock on Gasquet because his backhand is a thing of beauty. I like Monfils because of his personality and charisma. If I were a tennis player sure I wouldn't adapt his style of play, but it's working for him. He brings freshness to the game and a lot of emotion.

I like Novak because I've never been a Rafa or Federer fan. I respect both of them, but it was nice to see Nole come along and challenge these guys as king of the mountain. Not to mention I think he has a great personality as well. Sure I don't agree with his tactics sometimes in regards to injury timeouts, but you can't love everything about your favorite player. They aren't perfect.
Great personality? What.... His personality consists of cheating people, disrupting opponents with his parent's shouting at them and retiring in big matches (Fed in Hamburg, Rafa in FO and Wimb). He's a disgrace to tennis.
Monfils is fine but his game is a catastrophe, even if he defeats Federer, how will he defeat Nadal in the final?

shotgun
06-04-2008, 07:06 PM
"WAY TO GO - GAEL" "YOU DONE GOOD" "CONCEIVE - BELIEVE - ACHIEVE"

:spit:

LleytonMonfils
06-04-2008, 07:10 PM
Great personality? What.... His personality consists of cheating people, disrupting opponents with his parent's shouting at them and retiring in big matches (Fed in Hamburg, Rafa in FO and Wimb). He's a disgrace to tennis.
Monfils is fine but his game is a catastrophe, even if he defeats Federer, how will he defeat Nadal in the final?

His parents are his parents. How do you think I felt at the Aussie Open final? I wanted them removed from the stadium. They were acting like a bunch of 8 year olds. I wouldn't call him a disgrace. I mean has he actually ever cheated? Bending the rules and being a little bush league yes. But to blatantly call him a cheater is a little harsh. And you can't argue with his talent on the courth.

And Monfils will defeat Nadal with lots and lots of running. He's the only guy on tour that can run with Nadal on clay. Doesn't have his arsenal, but he can move just like him if not better.

Albop
06-04-2008, 07:11 PM
:retard:

Monfils in a GS semi :retard:

DhammaTiger
06-04-2008, 07:11 PM
I am so, so happy that Gael won. Not only did he play wonderfully well, he had a game plan and executed it superbly. Offense and defence was magnificent. I am very happy for him and for the French public, one of their own in the semis. No, despite the received wisdom of the pontiffs on mtf he doesn't stand miles behind the baseline. I was neutral because I like David also, but he was undoubtedly outplayed. David:hug:

stebs
06-04-2008, 07:12 PM
Ferrer was poor tactically. Couldn't decide whether he wanted to go after the match or grind it out, in the end he didn't commit to either and played poorly on both fronts. Monfils was very good at doing what he did, made almost no forced errors whilst Ferrer did boss him and served well enough to hold.

xelena
06-04-2008, 07:12 PM
faaantatiiic win by Gael !!! :kiss::kiss::kiss:
i put all my money on him so i'm rich

Apart that,

I am extremely happy for this win , because for once all these overrated, pathetic weak-link spanish /latino players have been given a kick up their a**... loosers * :rocker:

ps. my comment is written in accordance with the rules , 40 something commandments submitted by blaze2004 :cool:

Mateya
06-04-2008, 07:12 PM
:haha: :haha: :haha:

He made more UEs than in whole god damn clacourt season.
It was hillarious. Everyone expected agressive hitting from Monfils, but he was just moonballing him :tennis: and waiting for Ferrer to miss his favourite forehand :rolls:

Incredible result.

groundstroke
06-04-2008, 07:12 PM
His parents are his parents. How do you think I felt at the Aussie Open final? I wanted them removed from the stadium. They were acting like a bunch of 8 year olds. I wouldn't call him a disgrace. I mean has he actually ever cheated? Bending the rules and being a little bush league yes. But to blatantly call him a cheater is a little harsh. And you can't argue with his talent on the courth.

And Monfils will defeat Nadal with lots and lots of running. He's the only guy on tour that can run with Nadal on clay. Doesn't have his arsenal, but he can move just like him if not better.
Little cheating? Please do not get me started on Djokovic, what's really annoying is when fans are delusional, they don't even know the truth about their fav. player anymore. I could get sooo many links on what Fakervic has done, it really is unbelievable.
Monfils will not beat Federer and even if he does, he won't outrun Nadal in the final because Nadal slides well on both sides - Monfil does not.

LleytonMonfils
06-04-2008, 07:17 PM
Little cheating? Please do not get me started on Djokovic, what's really annoying is when fans are delusional, they don't even know the truth about their fav. player anymore. I could get sooo many links on what Fakervic has done, it really is unbelievable.
Monfils will not beat Federer and even if he does, he won't outrun Nadal in the final because Nadal slides well on both sides - Monfil does not.

We'll have to agree to disagree. Monfils vs Federer... let the chips fall where they may on Friday. On another note I noticed your sig. Are you a member on WTAWORLD? I am and that forum makes a complete mockery out of women's tennis and tennis in general.

richie21
06-04-2008, 07:18 PM
Unbelievable!:eek::eek:
Who would have thought that Monfils would do that well??
To think that this mug has now equalled Gasquet's best result in GS makes me laugh no end.

scoobs
06-04-2008, 07:19 PM
This isn't even about Djokovic so why are you doing it here? It's not like there aren't about 99,000 threads already on that subject.

gogogirl
06-04-2008, 07:19 PM
Won't even knock on Gasquet because his backhand is a thing of beauty. I like Monfils because of his personality and charisma. If I were a tennis player sure I wouldn't adapt his style of play, but it's working for him. He brings freshness to the game and a lot of emotion.

I like Novak because I've never been a Rafa or Federer fan. I respect both of them, but it was nice to see Nole come along and challenge these guys as king of the mountain. Not to mention I think he has a great personality as well. Sure I don't agree with his tactics sometimes in regards to injury timeouts, but you can't love everything about your favorite player. They aren't perfect.


All,

I agree. See, the thing is, some here don't understand the word Respect, although we shouldn't expect everyone to respect the players the way we do. They don't want to see one or more good attribute that most players have - nor acknowledge them for the sake of love for the sport of tennis. They want to stay focused on imaginary negatives they've formed for a particular player beyond what we might perceive is a negative and for whatever reason.

Some don't like Gael's antics. Ok. But at least understand that he deserves to be where he is - because he beat all the opponents placed in front of him.

I would tell the haters that they know what they can do and where they can go. What they say/feel can't take away from any of these semifinalists' wins. They all deserve to be there.

By the way, I forgot, how much do semifinalist get paid? LOL!

Julio
06-04-2008, 07:20 PM
Unbelievable!:eek::eek:
Who would have thought that Monfils would do that well??
To think that this mug has now equalled Gasquet's best result in GS makes me laugh no end.

Me too. :lol: But we must admit that Gaël has a so strong potential. Better than Gasquet imo.

groundstroke
06-04-2008, 07:20 PM
We'll have to agree to disagree. Monfils vs Federer... let the chips fall where they may on Friday. On another note I noticed your sig. Are you a member on WTAWORLD? I am and that forum makes a complete mockery out of women's tennis and tennis in general.
My sig was actually an image of Federer winning Wimb07, I just changed it now, I don't post at WtaWorld, just amusing to see people go insane over something they have no power over.

scoobs
06-04-2008, 07:21 PM
Still, it's impressive that the French have had a semi-finalist in 3 of the last 4 slams, all different players, 1 of whom (so far) went on to the final.

richie21
06-04-2008, 07:22 PM
Me too. :lol: But we must admit that GaŽl had a so strong potential. Better than Gasquet imo.


Yeah right....:rolleyes:

Jaap
06-04-2008, 07:24 PM
Gasquet has far bigger potential than Mugfils.

scarecrows
06-04-2008, 07:27 PM
Apparently the vBookies can't believe the result of this match either... :haha:

:ras: i'm giving it all back

danielmom
06-04-2008, 07:29 PM
David:hug:

He tried but I think those two 5 setters took there toll on him and Monfils played as well as he needed to win.

Get some rest and come back strong at Wimbledon.

historystupid
06-04-2008, 07:30 PM
This coming from the guy who has Radek " Sexy" Stepanek in his sig. :rolleyes:

Just give him a ha-ha and forget about it. You can't blame him since his favorite is no where to find now.

historystupid
06-04-2008, 07:33 PM
Gasquet has far bigger potential than Mugfils.

Potential... Look at my poor idol Safin.

Calling him a mug can't bring Gasquet back into this tournament.

Julio
06-04-2008, 07:33 PM
Gasquet has far bigger potential than Mugfils.

You're wrong Jaap. Gasquet is trully a "tapette" sometimes !!! :lol: The sort of guy who will never play at 200% or just pulled out cause' of something on his nail. GaŽl had just some incredible defensive skills. Now he needs a better game at net.

Black Adam
06-04-2008, 07:34 PM
Congrat Monfils, the other french players like Muaresmo Gasquet and PHM could learn about living up to home expectations from you.

I remember 3 years ago, I wathing Mofils play at Roland Garros and a comentator on France 2 said Monfils had good playing paterns nd that in the future would the french most likely to succeed in home slam. I thought he was kidding but clay really seems to suit his paterns and defensive play. I just wish he would play more agressively and be the one controling the points.

richie21
06-04-2008, 07:40 PM
Congrat Monfils, the other french players like Muaresmo Gasquet and PHM could learn about living up to home expectations from you.


Mauresmo has actually lived up to home expectations on her: she's been number one, won 2 GSs and the Masters+ 20 tournaments.
About PHM ,there were never really expectations on him to be a top player

gogogirl
06-04-2008, 07:41 PM
All,

Another thing some don't seem astute enough to get is that the name of the game is that not all players play the same way. Look at Jimmy Conners and John McEnroe. Jim Courier and Michael Chang. Pete and Andre. Wow, I didn't know I was going to end up w/just American players. LOL! Ok, then Borg and Boris. LOL!

The point is, they all had different styles. Not everyone can pound it nor punch it out the same. Look how A. Ashe completely changed his game up just to try to one up on Jimmy Conners back in that infamous Wimby match.

Gael will have to keep the balls in play, be aggressive when he can - and hope he forces some errors and Roger gifts him some. It can be done. Roger can be upset, and we saw it last year and this one. Although, if I were a bettor, I would pick Roger in most likely 3. But upsets are golden and are what dreams are made of.

spriwi
06-04-2008, 07:42 PM
:spit:

awful match.

awful performance ferrer.

Tom Paulman
06-04-2008, 07:42 PM
I hope Monfils enjoys this moment, it's the biggest fluke in his career and it won't happen again.

Jaap
06-04-2008, 07:43 PM
You're wrong Jaap. Gasquet is trully a "tapette" sometimes !!! :lol: The sort of guy who will never play at 200% or just pulled out cause' of something on his nail. GaŽl had just some incredible defensive skills. Now he needs a better game at net.

Gasquet has been top 10, reached masters series finals and semis, has also got to a semi of a grand slam and has participated in the end of year champshionships. He has also won a title on every surface.

Its fair to say that this outweighs what Monfils has achieved? :shrug:

BlakeJamitis
06-04-2008, 07:44 PM
Isn't Monfils the guy who almost won the calendar grand slam as a junior? Well, I don't think this is a coincidence. From what I saw, this guy can do it all - he has a wonderful serve AND I saw him be agressive at times. Yes, he hangs back but there is some power there too. I hope this semi gives him the confidence he needs to be consistent. Great Job Gael!

Black Adam
06-04-2008, 07:45 PM
Mauresmo has actually lived up to home expectations on her: she's been number one, won 2 GSs and the Masters+ 20 tournaments.
About PHM ,there were never really expectations on him to be a top player
By home expectationsI mean about playing well at Roland Garros. PHM however did well against Nadal, if he had a kinder draw he would have made if further.

BlakeJamitis
06-04-2008, 07:53 PM
Gasquet has been top 10, reached masters series finals and semis, has also got to a semi of a grand slam and has participated in the end of year champshionships. He has also won a title on every surface.

Its fair to say that this outweighs what Monfils has achieved? :shrug:

Yes, Gasquet has done more but if someone gave me the choice of Gael's vs Richard's physical and mental tennis gifts, I would take Gael in a heartbeat.

dodoboy
06-04-2008, 07:53 PM
YES!

A frenchman in the final-four of both slams this year :drive:

This is great for Gael but he isn't winning against Fed unless the french crowd go uber-obnoxious and start throwing rocks or/and Fed has a bad day and never wakes up.

But ALLEZ! anywayz :)

Jimnik
06-04-2008, 08:02 PM
Got to love the hatred that flows after a result like this, so entertaining.

Congrats Monfils. A well deserved SF appearance. These cold, damp and heavy conditions really seem to be suiting his game. I hope, for his sake, that it stays that way on Friday or it'll probably be a triple bagel.

historystupid
06-04-2008, 08:05 PM
Great personality? What.... His personality consists of cheating people, disrupting opponents with his parent's shouting at them and retiring in big matches (Fed in Hamburg, Rafa in FO and Wimb). He's a disgrace to tennis.
Monfils is fine but his game is a catastrophe, even if he defeats Federer, how will he defeat Nadal in the final?

Retiring in big matches is a cheating behavior? Where's your logic?

He's cheating if he skip many small tournaments or normal matches, but retiring in big

matches? Will you give it up if you are in the semis of Roland Garros or Wimbledon? Find a

persuasive reason before you criticize him. Don't make yourself like a crazy and

whining son of bitch.

By the way, you want to know how to beat Nadal? Just take 6 games in each set without

playing tie-break. Did you expect Tsonga to beat Nadal at the beginning of the Aussie?

If everybody thinks the way you do, players who ranked lower would just lay on the court

and wait to be beaten. But that explains why you think Djokovic were cheating when

he retired in big matches. You think Djokovic gave it up and cheated because YOU always

give it up when you're falling. Coward.

tennizen
06-04-2008, 08:06 PM
Retiring in big matches is a cheating behavior? Where's your logic?

He's cheating if he skip many small tournaments or normal matches, but retiring in big

matches? Will you give it up if you are in the semis of Roland Garros or Wimbledon? Find a

persuasive reason before you criticize him. Don't make yourself like a crazy and

whining son of bitch.

By the way, you want to know how to beat Nadal? Just take 6 games in each set without

playing tie-break. Did you expect Tsonga to beat Nadal at the beginning of the Aussie?

If everybody thinks the way you do, players who ranked lower would just lay on the court

and wait to be beaten. But that explains why you think Djokovic were cheating when

he retired in big matches. You think Djokovic gave it up and cheated because YOU always

give it up when you're falling. Coward.

Best post I've seen in a while on MTF. Take that cowards!

historystupid
06-04-2008, 08:09 PM
Gasquet has been top 10, reached masters series finals and semis, has also got to a semi of a grand slam and has participated in the end of year champshionships. He has also won a title on every surface.

Its fair to say that this outweighs what Monfils has achieved? :shrug:


You were talking about "potential", not achievement. Do you really understand the

difference between these two words?

Jaap
06-04-2008, 08:13 PM
You were talking about "potential", not achievement. Do you really understand the

difference between these two words?

And Gasquet has far more potential than Mugfils.

Hope this helps.

historystupid
06-04-2008, 08:16 PM
I hope Monfils enjoys this moment, it's the biggest fluke in his career and it won't happen again.

You would say he'll never get to a single Grand Slam Semi before these two weeks. Now

you're saying that this will not happen again. This kind of comments can still be made

even if he got 100 Grand Slam titles.

historystupid
06-04-2008, 08:18 PM
And Gasquet has far more potential than Mugfils.

Hope this helps.

Then where's your analysis on these two players? I can also sit here telling you Davydenko

has far more potential than Federer.

IvŠn
06-04-2008, 08:20 PM
Davids reliable consistent hitting game abandoned him today, not sure why.

Maybe he was tired, after all he played 2 back to back 5 setters against two men who also tire you mentally in hewit and radek.

Credits to monfils, i have always rated him, he is what we call a hot/cold player, when he brings his a-game to the court he can compete with the best of them.

He also not a choker which is good for a french guy, when he is in a winning position he has the arrogance to finish it off, not like some other guys on the tour.

dmit424
06-04-2008, 08:20 PM
I actually love Monfil's style. Doesn't miss, great defense, great movement, great for clay. I remember when I was starting tennis, I had no technique at all, but I was a good track & field runner and so I just defended the whole time, and everyone on our varsity team was so mad because I "couldn't play tennis" but ha! I was using what I had, which is speed... And Monfils reminds me of this. I always loved how the hot heads got mad at the "pushers", but tennis is about winning and playing consistent strokes and defending masterfully is a great strategy. I love how Monfils gets criticized for his style, but everyone will bow down to Safin... They would rather see an underachieving ball masher make 40 unforced errors per match than a clean and calculated Monfils.

Monfils beat Ferrer today because Ferrer became frustrated... He couldn't get anything past Monfils. Ferrer would come to the net and execute a crosscourt volley and Monfils would just easily slide to the other side of the court and tap the ball back. It was masterful and he makes defense look beautiful. I NEVER expected Ferrer to lose today, but Monfils was truly masterful. Amazing defense completely flustered Ferrer into going for too much and making tons of UEs.

Monfils!!! :worship:

zicofirol
06-04-2008, 08:24 PM
Ferrer got a bit of his own medicine there
usually he's the one who gets anything back while this time he was forced to do the attack and his net game failed it. At some moments he made such uncharacteristic bad shot selection. Monfils served great and got back everything that was reachable for him.
I think Ferrer lost the game at the start of the 3d, when you thought he would take advantage of the momentum he seemed loosened up and let Monfils take the upper hand again

that is what happens to pusher mugs, once they are put on the offensive they cant do shit...

historystupid
06-04-2008, 08:29 PM
that is what happens to pusher mugs, once they are put on the offensive they cant do shit...

Once the ball-bashing mugs are put on the defensive the cant do shit either......

That's why both offense and defense are important.

IvŠn
06-04-2008, 08:33 PM
historystupid

you joined this board 5 years ago and almost 40 % of your posts have been in this thread.

cool

historystupid
06-04-2008, 08:37 PM
Little cheating? Please do not get me started on Djokovic, what's really annoying is when fans are delusional, they don't even know the truth about their fav. player anymore. I could get sooo many links on what Fakervic has done, it really is unbelievable.
Monfils will not beat Federer and even if he does, he won't outrun Nadal in the final because Nadal slides well on both sides - Monfil does not.

You don't have any evidence, so stop and cheating or pretending you do. Novak must go to your cheating lesson, so do everyone of us. How could I take this class, Mr. Bullshit?

historystupid
06-04-2008, 08:39 PM
historystupid

you joined this board 5 years ago and almost 40 % of your posts have been in this thread.

cool

Definitely. Great eyes. Should I give you some compliment?

Rafa = Fed Killa
06-04-2008, 09:20 PM
Vamos Monfils!

That was great, now beat Fed to a pulp.

TMJordan
06-04-2008, 09:22 PM
Ferrer is a piece of crap, dammit Radek this should be you!

Rafa = Fed Killa
06-04-2008, 09:25 PM
What an awful development the worst player to ever come out of France making the SF. Pathetic.

Gasquet is by far the worst.

Dont let your hate blind you to basic logic.

rocketassist
06-04-2008, 09:35 PM
Gilles Simon is the worst player to come out of France.

GlennMirnyi
06-04-2008, 10:07 PM
Tennis players are judged on how well they do in the big tournaments. Gael has already outdone Radek as far as getting into the semi of a slam and how much younger is he?
Who did Radek just lose to?

Bullshit.

Two TMS finals, Wimbledon QF with much more difficult draws >>>> Fluke GS SF.

Rafa = Fed Killa
06-04-2008, 10:09 PM
Bullshit.

Two TMS finals, Wimbledon QF with much more difficult draws >>>> Fluke GS SF.

Grand Slams are the most important.

The rest are for the crappy serve and volley players.

Jaap
06-04-2008, 10:14 PM
Radek is better than Mongfils and also plays 10 times more entertaining tennis.

GlennMirnyi
06-04-2008, 10:15 PM
Grand Slams are the most important.

The rest are for the crappy serve and volley players.

Tell that to Sampras. :wavey:

Radek is better than Mongfils and also plays 10 times more entertaining tennis.

Of course.

peterparker
06-04-2008, 10:22 PM
Two Thumbs up for LE MONF! and Ferrer. Le Monf has to hit the backhands a little deeper against Federer. I am sure he will do that once Federer spanks a forehand or two. Finally a gripping match,

Parker

richie21
06-04-2008, 10:38 PM
Gasquet is by far the worst.

Dont let your hate blind you to basic logic.


You're a total joke.

vincayou
06-04-2008, 11:02 PM
Wow... I'm 30 times more surprised by this than by the final of Tsonga in AO. Totally unexpected. But this will surely end in SF. Right?

Didn't see the match so can't comment. He has maybe potential to do big things in the future then. SF of a slam at 21 is hardly a fluke I guess even if he had a nice draw to start with.

ASP0315
06-05-2008, 01:17 AM
Ferrer played like a futures player today.
congrats gael. :yeah:

ASP0315
06-05-2008, 01:32 AM
Well ferrer easily put aways big serving players like roddick, isner, karlovic but loses to players like kohlscrieber, hyung taik lee, fernando verdasco and agustin calleri.

He is so inconsistent. Well it is really going to be tough for him in slams if he doesn't pick up his conistency.

Langers
06-05-2008, 02:10 AM
How the heck is this mug in the Semi's?

Langers
06-05-2008, 02:12 AM
This reminds me of Bjorkman in Wimbledon 2006.

fast_clay
06-05-2008, 02:34 AM
federer - monfils - nadal - djokovic

well done gael... you just made up the numbers...

the graduate
06-05-2008, 02:44 AM
Monfils played very well enough to smother Ferrer,he has a chance against Roger I watched a match they played in the mideast and took Roger to tiebreaks.Monfils is slowly finding his feet in tennis and soon he will be where he rightfully belongs... top ten.:worship:

Albop
06-05-2008, 02:48 AM
Monfils played very well enough to smother Ferrer,he has a chance against Roger I watched a match they played in the mideast and took Roger to tiebreaks.Monfils is slowly finding his feet in tennis and soon he will be where he rightfully belongs... top ten.:worship:

top 10? :spit:

he was lucky to reach the top 30

MacTheKnife
06-05-2008, 02:56 AM
He played well and Ferrer has no serve, or at least today he didn't. It will not be Ferrer across the net on Friday. Just pushing the ball back in play will not get it done with Fed..

aussie_fan
06-05-2008, 03:46 AM
what a result, monfils making a GS semi

Pixie
06-05-2008, 05:40 AM
Congrats Gaël. Few people would have thought he could defeat Ferrer at his own game I guess. That was a smart match from him and that's the main thing I'll keep in mind about it.

Kolya
06-05-2008, 06:10 AM
Just another flukey French run...

Probably Monfils will not do anything after RG.

martine2
06-05-2008, 07:53 AM
How the heck is this mug in the Semi's?

Because this "mug" isn't injured now and I hope it will stay like that.

Congrats Gael :yeah:

Rumour
06-05-2008, 08:27 AM
Monfils! :woohoo:

Congrats GaŽl. Few people would have thought he could defeat Ferrer at his own game I guess. That was a smart match from him and that's the main thing I'll keep in mind about it.

At least I got one thing right about the match - it was over in four sets :spit: My avatar curse remains strong so it's lucky for the winner that I picked Ferrer for this RG... Unfortunately for Pics, he really didn't play well from what I followed of this match i.e. the last two sets :hug:

Monfils' tennis style may be questionable at times but he took his oppportunities and stayed focused when the win was in his grasp. As others have mentioned, he's probably the one Frenchman least likely to mentally crack under presure. How he enjoys and relishes being on the tennis stage is one of his most appealing attributes to me :)

TNX1.0E6TOPCA
06-05-2008, 08:39 AM
delicate and great class with the players, newspaper Le Parisien :smash:.... David Ferrer, nicknamed The Louse

GAEL MONFILS risque de ne pas s'amuser. David Ferrer (26 ans) est un enfant de la terre battue espagnole. Surnommť le Pou, il a atteint les demi-finales de l'US Open 2007.

http://www.leparisien.fr/home/sports/roland-garros-2008/en-direct-du-tournoi/articles/FERRER-NE-CRAINT-PAS-LE-PUBLIC_298544779 :armed:

dmit424
06-05-2008, 08:59 AM
Monfils keeps posting good winner/UE ratios, yet obviously he has no strategy and is a pusher, and we would all rather see him bash the ball like Blake or Gonzo because even though they play a really dumb style, at least it seems more exciting to us. </sarcasm>

Monfils !!!

Loftra
06-05-2008, 09:04 AM
You can't say Monfils plays "well" as he just doesn't do anything on court. For some strange reason all his opponents in this tournament have melted down themselves instead of really being beaten by Monfils.

dmit424
06-05-2008, 09:08 AM
You can't say Monfils plays "well" as he just doesn't do anything on court. For some strange reason all his opponents in this tournament have melted down themselves instead of really being beaten by Monfils.

He defends well and sometimes slaps his backhand hard. His opponents have been frustrated because they can't get anything past him and he doesn't really miss, so they fall apart. What he does is not miss and defend.

And I encourage you to look at his great winners/ue ratio. This includes serve, of course, which is another thing he does rather well. Must be doing something right. He doesn't go for it often, but when he does, it's usually very opportunistic and accurate.

Knightmace
06-05-2008, 09:43 AM
Gael!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ShimSham
06-05-2008, 10:47 AM
I can't believe the number of fans - where have they all been hiding because I haven't heard much out of them at all in the past God knows how long? And now suddenly it's Yeah go Gael!
I've been a fan of Monfils for years but I don't post very often anymore.

Deivid23
06-05-2008, 01:30 PM
Well deserved win by Gael, he was the better player throughout the match.

Shame for Torito, that was a wasted chance.

:lol: at the people pissed off by this

Action Jackson
06-05-2008, 01:33 PM
All the people pissed off by this result, thanks for making my day, it has been a great laugh.

The object is to win, it's not diving, surfing, synchronised swimming or gymnastics where they get extra points for playing pretty tennis.

gogogirl
06-05-2008, 06:28 PM
Monfils! :woohoo:

Monfils' tennis style may be questionable at times but he took his oppportunities and stayed focused when the win was in his grasp. As others have mentioned, he's probably the one Frenchman least likely to mentally crack under presure. How he enjoys and relishes being on the tennis stage is one of his most appealing attributes to me :)

Hey All,

I agree here. Check out the link below. Great Online Magazine pool website. Over to the right, click on Gael's name. Great pics of all of them really.

Gael seems to be smiling thru-out a lot of his play. Great stuff.

http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/ncwIxY7D2sB/French+Open+Roland+Garros+2008/Cw169ji-Gjj

Jelena
06-05-2008, 07:16 PM
Ferrer got a bit of his own medicine there
usually he's the one who gets anything back while this time he was forced to do the attack and his net game failed it. At some moments he made such uncharacteristic bad shot selection. Monfils served great and got back everything that was reachable for him.
I think Ferrer lost the game at the start of the 3d, when you thought he would take advantage of the momentum he seemed loosened up and let Monfils take the upper hand again
Agree.
Pics, you burro!
Sorry Karin, but he's no burro!

WF4EVER
06-05-2008, 11:54 PM
After reading the comments about this match I didn't want to watch it but I was so happy for Gael that I decided to grit my teeth and bear it. I should have known from experience that there are few people on this board who can be objective; most just let their dislike for a particular player determine what they post.

I thought Gael played way better than I'd seen him play in a long, long time and he deserved to win. Was I surprised he beat Ferrer? Of course; one poster said in the poll thread that Ferrer would rip him a new one, no? I mean, I just expected him to lose to Ferrer because I know the kind of grinder Ferrer is. But Monfils is, too, except in the past he made so many errors that it made all that hard work meaningless.

I am truly pleased with the way he played and I'm glad he was able to make the SF in front of his home crowd.

That said, go Feds!