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Doha QF: Gael Monfils def. Rafael Nadal 6-4 6-4

Diprosalic
01-08-2009, 03:10 PM
amazing performance by monfils.
nadal didnt had his best day, monfils took fully advantage of that.

Gael had some amazing points

LleytonMonfils
01-08-2009, 03:10 PM
Boom! Tell you what, if Monfils continues to improve his game he's going to be a force to reckon with this year. Big serve, HUGE forehand, speed, touch, creativity. He's fun to watch.

Gael: 35 winners, 27 UE's
Nadal: 10 winners, 15 UE's

When is the last time Nadal was dominated like that? I watched the whole match and Gael was controlling just about every point.

Byrd
01-08-2009, 03:11 PM
:haha::haha::haha::haha::haha: dedicated to iMac and all the other rafatards, haha...

Yves.
01-08-2009, 03:11 PM
I my fucking god

rocketassist
01-08-2009, 03:11 PM
Nadal was tired from Abu Dhabi. HE HAD TO BE.

:haha:

Fiberlight1
01-08-2009, 03:11 PM
Gael played out of his skin.. he deserved every bit of that victory.

neme6
01-08-2009, 03:11 PM
wow, Monfils played an awesome match. Great forehand

maldini
01-08-2009, 03:11 PM
:worship:

~*BGT*~
01-08-2009, 03:12 PM
:speakles:

madmax
01-08-2009, 03:12 PM
expected...routine victory against clay monster

Jaz
01-08-2009, 03:12 PM
Has the mug season begun already?

More importantly...match stats?

JMG
01-08-2009, 03:12 PM
:woohoo:

ryan23
01-08-2009, 03:12 PM
Credit to Monfils- but Nadal was a pile of shit, stick to clay kid

FedererSlam
01-08-2009, 03:13 PM
That is power...he hit the fuck out of the ball...great tennis!

Nadal was a bit off some unusual errors and attitude but he didn't play a bad match by any means!

Monfils for top 10!

DartMarcus
01-08-2009, 03:14 PM
Incredible Monfils!!! Bye-bye Rafa! Roddick - Monfils gonna be interesting match.

tennizen
01-08-2009, 03:14 PM
Monfils played like a man possessed. Rafa looked like a whiny clueless crybaby:lol:

JustJames
01-08-2009, 03:14 PM
Monfils seems to finally be playing with variety, mixing up attack with defence, spin with flat & slice with power.

He'll be going into the Aus Open, whatever happens now, with a lot of confidence - we're always looking for the next big Oz Open surprise, Monfils has got to be a possibility.

Byrd
01-08-2009, 03:14 PM
Winners UE's
Nadal 10 15
Monfils 35 27

Expected whenever the pig runs into a hard-hitter playing well :haha:

Fiberlight1
01-08-2009, 03:14 PM
Gael came out on fire, then Nadal started to resort to moonballing. Gael wasn't having it though and started taking balls earlier and earlier. Gael's serve was really great also.

Rita
01-08-2009, 03:14 PM
did not feel this coming at all :eek:

LleytonMonfils
01-08-2009, 03:15 PM
That is power...he hit the fuck out of the ball...great tennis!

Nadal was a bit off some unusual errors and attitude but he didn't play a bad match by any means!

Monfils for top 10!

Screw top 10, top 5. Monfils completely destroyed the #1 player in the world today. That forehand has a ridiculous amount of snap and pop to it. He just rips it, and you have no chance.

freeandlonely
01-08-2009, 03:15 PM
:haha:

EnriqueIG8
01-08-2009, 03:15 PM
Wow monster performance by Gael. Nadal seemed to be annoyed by Monfils pumped up behaviour.

:worship: Gael and Rafa...there is work to do.

rwn
01-08-2009, 03:16 PM
Nadal is simply not that good on hardcourts. When are people going to learn this :rolleyes:

rocketassist
01-08-2009, 03:16 PM
Nadal gets bitched on a hard surface again.

Just not cut out to win a hardcourt slam.

LleytonMonfils
01-08-2009, 03:16 PM
Where's that Radek Stepanek fan that has always called Monfils a pusher? Would like to hear him run his mouth now.

Xristos
01-08-2009, 03:16 PM
Expected.

q.j.
01-08-2009, 03:16 PM
:lol:

btw


Who put more than 200000 vcash on Nadull in this match ???

:sad:

GlennMirnyi
01-08-2009, 03:16 PM
Nadull being exposed as the mug player he is.

So weak.

ryan23
01-08-2009, 03:17 PM
Nadal is simply not that good on hardcourts. When are people going to learn this :rolleyes:

Exactly, i thought Nadal would win this match but ive never rated him on hard- and today showed us again

jcadam2003
01-08-2009, 03:17 PM
since I did not watch the match, can somebody tell me how this scoreline could possibly have happened given how well Rafa was playing in the early rounds and the fact that Nadal owns Monfils mentally? Nadal is a thousand times stronger mentally than Monfis... what went wrong?

Stawa
01-08-2009, 03:17 PM
Wow, great match from Monfils. He played really well :worship: Fantastic match! Now I'm looking forward to the semifinal :)

LleytonMonfils
01-08-2009, 03:17 PM
Nadull being exposed as the mug player he is.

So weak.

There you are. Dude you call everyone a mug, shut the fuck up.

*Jean*
01-08-2009, 03:17 PM
Wow what a match from Gael :eek:

Xristos
01-08-2009, 03:17 PM
Wow monster performance by Gael. Nadal seemed to be annoyed by Monfils pumped up behaviour.

:worship: Gael and Rafa...there is work to do.

Really?? What happened?

Fergie
01-08-2009, 03:17 PM
Gael :worship: :worship: :worship:

manuel84
01-08-2009, 03:18 PM
A well-deserved win!

LleytonMonfils
01-08-2009, 03:18 PM
since I did not watch the match, can somebody tell me how this scoreline could possibly have happened given how well Rafa was playing in the early rounds and the fact that Nadal owns Monfils mentally? Nadal is a thousand times stronger mentally than Monfis... what went wrong?

What went wrong? Nadal got bullied around the court today. Monfils was mixing up the pace nicely, and serving rather well. Long story short Nadal has absolutely no answer for anything Gael wanted to do, and Monfils forehand was lights out. No player in the world would've hung with that forehand today. It was too good.

Snoo Foo
01-08-2009, 03:18 PM
:yeah: Double. Bagel. :yeah:

!!!!!Vive La Monf!!!!!

Action Jackson
01-08-2009, 03:18 PM
Rasheed taught the Panther well and good to see him execute the gameplan.

Le porc is served.

Byrd
01-08-2009, 03:18 PM
LoL@Blaze and Belco, mug bets..

Kel was playing well, hit a 165Km backhand 3 times :haha:

GlennMirnyi
01-08-2009, 03:18 PM
Where's that Radek Stepanek fan that has always called Monfils a pusher? Would like to hear him run his mouth now.

Monfils is a pusher. A guy who beats Nadull isn't a pusher now? Is Simon not a pusher?

Get a clue mate.

Wake me up when Mugfils wins something.

dijus
01-08-2009, 03:19 PM
allez :woohoo:

tennizen
01-08-2009, 03:20 PM
Monfils to win AO. You heard it here first

LleytonMonfils
01-08-2009, 03:20 PM
Monfils is a pusher. A guy who beats Nadull isn't a pusher now? Is Simon not a pusher?

Get a clue mate.

Wake me up when Mugfils wins something.

Did you watch the match? Monfils isn't a pusher anymore if you actually knew anything about tennis. It's clearly obvious you play the part well, but your knowledge about the game is lacking.

duong
01-08-2009, 03:21 PM
since I did not watch the match, can somebody tell me how this scoreline could possibly have happened given how well Rafa was playing in the early rounds and the fact that Nadal owns Monfils mentally? Nadal is a thousand times stronger mentally than Monfis... what went wrong?

Monfils broke Nadal in the final game of each set

ChinoRios4Ever
01-08-2009, 03:21 PM
Strategic tank? :shrug:

jonny84
01-08-2009, 03:22 PM
Surprising win for Monfils over Nadal. Good confidence boost for Gael as he goes into Australia.

GlennMirnyi
01-08-2009, 03:22 PM
Did you watch the match? Monfils isn't a pusher anymore if you actually knew anything about tennis. It's clearly obvious you play the part well, but your knowledge about the game is lacking.

Against Nadull anyone looks like an attacking player.

Mugfils will revert to mug pusher mode in the next match.

See ya then.

Mug.

scoobs
01-08-2009, 03:22 PM
Monfils played a smart match

Rafa kinda sucked, didn't really know how to try and win the match. Soft-pushing the ball around, giving Monf loads of time to chase it down, work an opening, and crack a winner.

Very strange match from Rafa.

Credit to Monfils though.

the biscuit
01-08-2009, 03:23 PM
Rafa. :o

How he will get into the AO finals like this I really don't know. *exasperatedsigh*

LleytonMonfils
01-08-2009, 03:24 PM
Against Nadull anyone looks like an attacking player.

Mugfils will revert to mug pusher mode in the next match.

See ya then.

Mug.

Really against my boy A Rod, who currently couldn't rip a forehand for a winner if his life depended on it. Monfils is going to tee off if Andy continues to play passive tennis.

sunsfuns
01-08-2009, 03:24 PM
Screw top 10, top 5. Monfils completely destroyed the #1 player in the world today. That forehand has a ridiculous amount of snap and pop to it. He just rips it, and you have no chance.

Let's not exaggerate. These things happen to clay guy from time to time (Tsonga last year, Gonzo the year before)...

SaFed2005
01-08-2009, 03:24 PM
Wow
Monfils ripped Nadal a new one today.

Deivid23
01-08-2009, 03:25 PM
Excellent from Monfils, too good overall and great to see him putting some sense to that potential. Rafa will be tougher to beat come Melbourne time, no worries

l_mac
01-08-2009, 03:25 PM
:retard:

This breaks my cold heart :mad:

Good Luck in doubles, Rafi!! :bigclap: :bounce: :rocker2:

:rolleyes:

:bigcry:

HNCS
01-08-2009, 03:26 PM
Strategic tank? :shrug:

only if the plan is to relinquish the no.1 spot.

HarryMan
01-08-2009, 03:27 PM
Tennis wins when Nadull loses :worship:

Thank you Monfils for ripping the pig apart :D

wilmar
01-08-2009, 03:27 PM
Yes, wasn't Rafa's day at the office at all! Credit to Monfils for this match. But let's observe a little more first (eg. his next match with Roddick) before everyone jumping on the Monfils bandwagon and hail him as this and that. (look what happened to Gulbis after beating Djokovic) They all have more to prove (especially consistency) before joining the ranks of the Top Four.

didadida
01-08-2009, 03:28 PM
great performance from Gael

l_mac
01-08-2009, 03:28 PM
only if the plan is to relinquish the no.1 spot.

:retard:

Hurts me that this thread is moving a lot faster than the Gulbis/Nole one. I will assume it is because of the time of day and not, as I suspect, because Rafa is actually the most despised player on here :sad:

LleytonMonfils
01-08-2009, 03:29 PM
Let's not exaggerate. These things happen to clay guy from time to time (Tsonga last year, Gonzo the year before)...

Nadal didn't lose the match though Monfils beat him. That is by far the most complete performance on a tennis court I've ever seen from Gael. Don't worry I'm not crowning the kid just yet, but the tools are there. Anyone can see that.

Nathaliia
01-08-2009, 03:30 PM
Talking about mentality, Nadal double-faulted when he served in the 2nd set to stay in the match and then when he tried to attack, he netted a double-handed shot.

Monfils had it very much under control. He hit on the lines, 35 winners in total, 8 aces and a diversified serve. I hope he can win this tournament.

reggie1
01-08-2009, 03:31 PM
Well done Gael, you're not one of my favourites but upsets do make tennis more interesting imo.

Byrd
01-08-2009, 03:31 PM
This isn't a surprise, the only surprise is that Link Mage didn't open this thread.

EnriqueIG8
01-08-2009, 03:32 PM
Did you watch the match? Monfils isn't a pusher anymore if you actually knew anything about tennis. It's clearly obvious you play the part well, but your knowledge about the game is lacking.

Well Glenn is right cause Gael pushed everything back on important moments, wasn't that agressive anymore but he is getting there.
Why can't he see that he plays much better when he attacks? he seems to fall back to his standard tactics (pushing the ball back in play) when he plays the big points.

Schu
01-08-2009, 03:32 PM
Rafa better go back to his pirate pants and muscle shirt ...

Good Job Gael. I couldn't see much of the match because my pathetic stream kept feezing every other point but Gael must have done something right. Rarely see Nadal look so pissed and frustrated.:sad:

Igaarg
01-08-2009, 03:32 PM
Great performance from Gael. I´m glad.

Modetopia
01-08-2009, 03:32 PM
fearless tennis.:cool:

didadida
01-08-2009, 03:33 PM
great performance from Gael

rafa the best
01-08-2009, 03:34 PM
Oh please , Monfils didn't have to do anything special today. Yes, he did play some great winners and his serve was good but Rafa was pathetic, everything in his game was off.
I guess that's what you get when you play doubles at midnight.

wilmar
01-08-2009, 03:35 PM
:retard:

Hurts me that this thread is moving a lot faster than the Gulbis/Nole one. I will assume it is because of the time of day and not, as I suspect, because Rafa is actually the most despised player on here :sad:


:hug:cheer up, it's to be expected that being the World #1 always have a bigger target on his back.
Rafa gets his fair share of supporters in the midst of haters ;)
He will regroup for the AO, that's what champions do.:)

HarryMan
01-08-2009, 03:35 PM
The dirt baller just sucks on the hard courts so such owning shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone.

duong
01-08-2009, 03:36 PM
:retard:

Hurts me that this thread is moving a lot faster than the Gulbis/Nole one. I will assume it is because of the time of day and not, as I suspect, because Rafa is actually the most despised player on here :sad:

you should rather think :

"because a win over Rafa is a great event whereas a win over Djokovic is just something common" :yawn:
disliked maybe, despised, only by a very few I think

lisaplenske
01-08-2009, 03:38 PM
outstanding performance from gael monfils there.

He has improved so well on his backhand,that was just:worship:

and he seems so physically fit!outplaying nadal most of the time.

Great job gael, now beat roddick!:devil::cool:

SerenaFederer
01-08-2009, 03:39 PM
:eek:

wilmar
01-08-2009, 03:39 PM
Oh please , Monfils didn't have to do anything special today. Yes, he did play some great winners and his serve was good but Rafa was pathetic, everything in his game was off.
I guess that's what you get when you play doubles at midnight.

Yes, Rafa didn't play great.
As for Monfils, his was a make or break game plan. Hence some brill shots and some over ambitious ones. He has nothing to lose and this is his gamble to beat Rafa. It'll be interesting to see if he can play so freely the next time they meet.
It's always easier when you're the underdog.

SheepleBuster
01-08-2009, 03:41 PM
Monfils better beat Roddick. I don't want to see Roddick vs. Murray in the final. That's a mismatch. But Monfils vs. Murray will be interesting. Rafa? You are done winning two slams a year brother.

scoobs
01-08-2009, 03:42 PM
Monfils better beat Roddick. I don't want to see Roddick vs. Murray in the final. That's a mismatch. But Monfils vs. Murray will be interesting. Rafa? You are done winning two slams a year brother.
62 62 in Madrid wasn't a mismatch? ;)

SheepleBuster
01-08-2009, 03:43 PM
62 62 in Madrid wasn't a mismatch? ;)

I didn't say Monfils would win. But I want to see how he has improved. Roddick? He is a serve moron.

Byrd
01-08-2009, 03:43 PM
Monfils has a winning h2h with duck...

http://www.atpworldtour.com/3/en/players/headtohead/default.asp?playernum1=MC65&playernum2=R485

freeandlonely
01-08-2009, 03:45 PM
Oh please , Monfils didn't have to do anything special today. Yes, he did play some great winners and his serve was good but Rafa was pathetic, everything in his game was off.
I guess that's what you get when you play doubles at midnight.

Nadal didn't have to do something special in most of the matches he won. Hope the No.1 play more aggressively on a regular basis, but I won't expect too much.

scoobs
01-08-2009, 03:45 PM
I didn't say Monfils would win. But I want to see how he has improved. Roddick? He is a serve moron.
True - with Roddick-Murray the only question is how well Murray returns. If he's getting onto the serve, Roddick is pretty much toast.

Garson007
01-08-2009, 03:47 PM
France for the Davis Cup. Heard it here first. :D

SheepleBuster
01-08-2009, 03:48 PM
True - with Roddick-Murray the only question is how well Murray returns. If he's getting onto the serve, Roddick is pretty much toast.

Murray has improved a lot from the last time they met. He has beaten Federer, Nadal, and is full of confidence. I was surprised Roddick won a set last time. But the rest of the match wasn't even close. Maybe Fed and Rod can play for the third place finish

bokehlicious
01-08-2009, 03:52 PM
Haha, gotta love it, my Swiss local radio even announced the result as soon as the match ended, first time I heard them report a tennis score :o :D

martinatreue
01-08-2009, 03:52 PM
A "mug" is what you drink coffee from. Nadal is neither a mug nor a pusher. Today, however, he was the LOSER! Well done, Gael!

SheepleBuster
01-08-2009, 03:53 PM
Haha, gotta love it, my Swiss local radio even announced the result as soon as the match ended, first time I heard them report a tennis score :o :D

I think they feel Roger will win this tournament now. I guess you can expect Roger to beat Kohlbriber but that's all.

sawan66278
01-08-2009, 03:53 PM
This is what Rafa deserved for following the cash and ridiculously playing in Doha...:mad:

Next time, when you really want to prepare for the first slam of the year, go play in AUSTRALIA...not the cool, fast conditions of the Middle East which are nothing like what at the AO.

Rafa fans...be ready: this is the year Rafa takes quite a few lumps...because the sleepers are awakening.

Congrats to Gael...who has SO MUCH talent...the former world #1 junior is ready to take the next step. Already at a career high, he will be a force this year.

Now, Rafa...go home, think about why you're wearing that ridiculous new outfit...and why, with all the money you have, you decided to play a tourney for the spoiled rich of Doha.

shotgun
01-08-2009, 03:58 PM
Smart match by Monfils. Then again, Nadal never won anything in January, always bumping into fresh players on his worst surface.

SheepleBuster
01-08-2009, 03:58 PM
This is what Rafa deserved for following the cash and ridiculously playing in Doha...:mad:

Next time, when you really want to prepare for the first slam of the year, go play in AUSTRALIA...not the cool, fast conditions of the Middle East which are nothing like what at the AO.

Rafa fans...be ready: this is the year Rafa takes quite a few lumps...because the sleepers are awakening.

Congrats to Gael...who has SO MUCH talent...the former world #1 junior is ready to take the next step. Already at a career high, he will be a force this year.

Now, Rafa...go home, think about why you're wearing that ridiculous new outfit...and why, with all the money you have, you decided to play a tourney for the spoiled rich of Doha.

Please dude. Rafa lost because he is no good. He has always cheated by winning matches when his opponents lose it. J/K. Rafa can't win the AO. He knows that. That's why he is preparing for the French.

Diprosalic
01-08-2009, 03:58 PM
I think they feel Roger will win this tournament now. I guess you can expect Roger to beat Kohlbriber but that's all.

i dont think so.
they're very afraid of murray, most people (non tennis viewers) already forgot about nadal being a threat.

krinix
01-08-2009, 04:04 PM
Next time, when you really want to prepare for the first slam of the year, go play in AUSTRALIA...not the cool, fast conditions of the Middle East which are nothing like what at the AO.

.

better yet, he could have played at chennai. The sultry condition would have helped him at Aus.

I dont know why he skipped chennai?, why break something thats worked for you soo very well.

Im not superstious, but some weird #hit do happen without any logical explaination.

Nathaliia
01-08-2009, 04:15 PM
Back in the past, Monfils said he wanted to serve like Roddick. But I think Gael is going to win this one now.

Byrd
01-08-2009, 04:16 PM
Chennai isn't even fast, love these excuses coming out, haha.

IAMlegend
01-08-2009, 04:19 PM
Monfils played like a man possessed. Rafa looked like a whiny clueless crybaby:lol:


I disagree. He wasn't just bashing the ball (like let's say a couple of years back at the AO vs Bags). What you saw today is the way he's capable of playing. You'll see him try to play that way from now on. Moving the ball around and then hitting it hard from sides. To success? who knows. But he's capable.

Crazy Girl
01-08-2009, 04:21 PM
:eek::eek::speakles::speakles:

anon57
01-08-2009, 04:23 PM
:speakles:Certainly wasn't expecting that result.

saniapower
01-08-2009, 04:25 PM
This man is number one just because Federer played two poor match and we have to accept it. what a shame :o
Nadal:help: is not among the top 10 and definitely not in the top 5.
So many players can outplay him on hard court.
Now its time for Federer:worship: to regain the No #1 spot.

Mateya
01-08-2009, 04:25 PM
:spit: :rolls:

Don't know what was going on, but I heard Gael was really good. And Nadal strugle on hardcourts continues...

Good week for the frenchies. :)

Lopez
01-08-2009, 04:34 PM
Next time, when you really want to prepare for the first slam of the year, go play in AUSTRALIA...not the cool, fast conditions of the Middle East which are nothing like what at the AO.

I was under the impression that Doha is slower than Brisbane, which in turn is pretty much like AO.

Anyways, great result, I like Gael and hope that this victory will bring him one step closer to a more aggressive game, since he really has the potential and strenght to be way more aggressive.

rtgy
01-08-2009, 04:51 PM
Back in the past, Monfils said he wanted to serve like Roddick. But I think Gael is going to win this one now.

if he really do that Nathii soon we'll have 3 Frenchies in top 10................ :lol:

Gael :rocker2:

ORGASMATRON
01-08-2009, 04:54 PM
Wow this thread has just exploded lol. Great win for Monfils but in the end not all that surprising. Gael always had the game to beat Nadal on hard, was just a question of heart really.

tangerine_dream
01-08-2009, 05:00 PM
What a surprise, lots of gleefull Federer fans crowding into this thread. :lol:

I wonder if the Big Brother GM mods will allow the pig roasting thread to be opened again?

Lots of luck to AndyR against Monfils.

Albop
01-08-2009, 05:05 PM
This is what Rafa deserved for following the cash and ridiculously playing in Doha...:mad:

Next time, when you really want to prepare for the first slam of the year, go play in AUSTRALIA...not the cool, fast conditions of the Middle East which are nothing like what at the AO.

.

Are you actually saying that Doha is fast? :retard:

xelena
01-08-2009, 05:13 PM
It's just amazing how the majority here havent a clue about tennis but are just plain fans, cheerleaders, groupies... ;) I'm pretty much sure that most of you guys here were the ones who were and are going crazy about boys bands, girls bands.. glen mirny for ex: first was going wild and crying when he'd see Take That on tv , was imitating robbie and stuff.. and all of a sudden he just switched to tennis but the tune stayed the same..

Rafa played very well today, his powerful shots were deep and strong , with less spin of course but still amazing enough to beat most of the players.. the difference is that Monfils went into this match extremely prepared and from point one he imposed his rhythm which of course is not easy to do when you face player like Rafa, then the variety and intensity of the shots he made and defense he played not to mention serve started frustrating nadal and that's where he mentally started losing it although it's never obvious and the situation may change.
The fact that Gael was so consistent with his serve and let only one break point to Rafa made him doubt and then take more risks and that's when we saw the ball end up in the net or out of court..

Therefore spare us of your pathetic fan cry baby yells cause for once this is the beauty of the game that no one plays like a machine and holds the ultimate solution to everything.
Of course the herd always loves to have only one master, shepherd (fed,rafa) and if only once he abandons them they start weeping , leaving suicidal notes, insults etc... :cool:

dodoboy
01-08-2009, 05:15 PM
:banana::banana::banana:

He better make the final!

j0ns
01-08-2009, 05:24 PM
Not sure how people still think Rafa sucks on hards. 5 out of 6 masters semis and reaching all 4 grand slam semis on hards last year seems like a good record to me.

I'd love to see Gael build on this and show some consistency but I don't see it happening. If things aren't going his way, he can switch off pretty easily, like when he faced Fish at the USO last year. Good win and hopefully he makes the finals though.

richie21
01-08-2009, 05:32 PM
:haha::haha::haha:

Monfils is now the fifth french player to have beaten Nadal after Tsonga,Simon,Benneteau and Clement..... :o

Richardgm
01-08-2009, 05:32 PM
I'm shocked.

«Ivan»
01-08-2009, 05:32 PM
:haha::haha::haha::haha::haha: dedicated to iMac and all the other rafatards, haha...

i love you.yarmila- mac how are you?out of yourself as usual?

alfonsojose
01-08-2009, 05:40 PM
Very good news. Pocahontas, be careful :lol:

Bilbo
01-08-2009, 05:42 PM
Monfils is now the fifth french player to have beaten Nadal after Tsonga,Simon,Benneteau and Clement..... :o

not surprising. france has a high if not the highest density of talented players.

alfonsojose
01-08-2009, 05:43 PM
Where's that Radek Stepanek fan that has always called Monfils a pusher? Would like to hear him run his mouth now.

The ACC Champ? :lol:

Renaud
01-08-2009, 05:48 PM
:haha::haha::haha:

Monfils is now the fifth french player to have beaten Nadal after Tsonga,Simon,Benneteau and Clement..... :o
You forgot Mahut, and even Mutis and Ascione since you mention Benneteau. :p

Byrd
01-08-2009, 05:53 PM
:haha::haha::haha:

Monfils is now the fifth french player to have beaten Nadal after Tsonga,Simon,Benneteau and Clement..... :o

Yes Gasquet sucks blah blah blah...

Bijoux0021
01-08-2009, 05:57 PM
Great job, Gael!

RogerFan82
01-08-2009, 06:15 PM
This is what Rafa deserved for following the cash and ridiculously playing in Doha...:mad:

Next time, when you really want to prepare for the first slam of the year, go play in AUSTRALIA...not the cool, fast conditions of the Middle East, which are nothing like what at the AO.


:rolls::rolls::rolls:

Have you ever played tennis on a hard court ?

When the air is cool, the ball comes on slower, due to air density. When it's hot the ball will come on faster.

ChampionshipPoints
01-08-2009, 06:18 PM
It's going to be a terrific year for French tennis: pretty soon, they're going to have 3 top ten players!

l_mac
01-08-2009, 06:18 PM
Rafa played very well today, his powerful shots were deep and strong , with less spin of course but still amazing enough to beat most of the players.. the difference is that Monfils went into this match extremely prepared and from point one he imposed his rhythm which of course is not easy to do when you face player like Rafa, then the variety and intensity of the shots he made and defense he played not to mention serve started frustrating nadal and that's where he mentally started losing it although it's never obvious and the situation may change.
The fact that Gael was so consistent with his serve and let only one break point to Rafa made him doubt and then take more risks and that's when we saw the ball end up in the net or out of court..

Therefore spare us of your pathetic fan cry baby yells cause for once this is the beauty of the game that no one plays like a machine and holds the ultimate solution to everything.
Of course the herd always loves to have only one master, shepherd (fed,rafa) and if only once he abandons them they start weeping , leaving suicidal notes, insults etc... :cool:
:haha:
i love you.yarmila- mac how are you?out of yourself as usual?

I'm okay. This hurts me because I don't like Monfils. At all. But Rafafans are used to :retard: performances at this stage of the season :shrug: Same shit, different year.

MagicMilan
01-08-2009, 06:29 PM
This thread is pathetic :retard:
Rafa :(

Corey Feldman
01-08-2009, 06:37 PM
haha this le monf is good !!!

will need to watch a re run of this tonight

Wolfy
01-08-2009, 06:43 PM
:speakles:

MIMIC
01-08-2009, 06:47 PM
Interesting (and shocking). I didn't see the match but I'm glad that Monfils played rather well (according to the ppl in this thread who saw it).

Nidhogg
01-08-2009, 06:48 PM
Is Monfils still wearing those 2006 pants?

timafi
01-08-2009, 06:54 PM
yeah Gael yes:woohoo: :woohoo:
serve well;1-2 punch and attack attack attack

Eden
01-08-2009, 07:02 PM
This man is number one just because Federer played two poor match and we have to accept it. what a shame :o

Unfortunately Roger had a few more than two poor matches last season, but it was nearly impossible to keep up the level he had the years before. Give Nadal some credit - he would have been #1 in any other generation with the amount of points he had when he was ranked #2 behind Federer.

Nadal had an excellent season last year in which he won 2 GS titles and reached the SF of the other 2. It's not fair to downgrade his achievements.

Now its time for Federer:worship: to regain the No #1 spot.

Roger has two strong players with Djokovic and Murray in his back right now. He has said he is motivated to get back the #1 ranking, but at this moment in his career it's clearly the GS titles which have a priority for the history books of the sport.

OT: Didn't really expected this outcome. Congrats to Gael.

It's still early in the season, so there's really no need to say that Rafa will have a bad year.

Federerhingis
01-08-2009, 07:08 PM
Boom! Tell you what, if Monfils continues to improve his game he's going to be a force to reckon with this year. Big serve, HUGE forehand, speed, touch, creativity. He's fun to watch.

Gael: 35 winners, 27 UE's
Nadal: 10 winners, 15 UE's

When is the last time Nadal was dominated like that? I watched the whole match and Gael was controlling just about every point.

I wouldn't be so sure to call a 6-4 6-4 win is total domination?

Besides I am sure Nadal was probably off, nevertheless it's a great win for Monfils who is a great player in his own right and always entertaining.

Fired Up!
01-08-2009, 07:17 PM
:yawn: Get it together Rafa. :retard:

sawan66278
01-08-2009, 07:22 PM
Please dude. Rafa lost because he is no good. He has always cheated by winning matches when his opponents lose it. J/K. Rafa can't win the AO. He knows that. That's why he is preparing for the French.

Cheating? No good? :help::tape::tape::tape:

You have to love the sentence structure as well. Cyrusking could teach a course on "Cro-Magnon" grammar.

better yet, he could have played at chennai. The sultry condition would have helped him at Aus.

I dont know why he skipped chennai?, why break something thats worked for you soo very well.

Im not superstious, but some weird #hit do happen without any logical explaination.

Why not Chennai? Because he was tempted by the "so well earned":rolleyes: money the royals in Doha offer.

This man is number one just because Federer played two poor match and we have to accept it. what a shame :o
Nadal:help: is not among the top 10 and definitely not in the top 5.
So many players can outplay him on hard court.
Now its time for Federer:worship: to regain the No #1 spot.

Um...right...but what can one expect from a board member who places puts a member of the WTA tour in his/her screen name? And a ball-bashing, prima donna at that...

I was under the impression that Doha is slower than Brisbane, which in turn is pretty much like AO.

Anyways, great result, I like Gael and hope that this victory will bring him one step closer to a more aggressive game, since he really has the potential and strenght to be way more aggressive.

I was actually thinking more along the lines of The Hopman Cup.

Are you actually saying that Doha is fast? :retard:

Andy Roddick himself has said the court is playing very fast...and his serve in the Middle East is evidence of this. Talk to Andy about his comments about the court...not me.

It's just amazing how the majority here havent a clue about tennis but are just plain fans, cheerleaders, groupies... ;) I'm pretty much sure that most of you guys here were the ones who were and are going crazy about boys bands, girls bands.. glen mirny for ex: first was going wild and crying when he'd see Take That on tv , was imitating robbie and stuff.. and all of a sudden he just switched to tennis but the tune stayed the same..

Rafa played very well today, his powerful shots were deep and strong , with less spin of course but still amazing enough to beat most of the players.. the difference is that Monfils went into this match extremely prepared and from point one he imposed his rhythm which of course is not easy to do when you face player like Rafa, then the variety and intensity of the shots he made and defense he played not to mention serve started frustrating nadal and that's where he mentally started losing it although it's never obvious and the situation may change.
The fact that Gael was so consistent with his serve and let only one break point to Rafa made him doubt and then take more risks and that's when we saw the ball end up in the net or out of court..

Therefore spare us of your pathetic fan cry baby yells cause for once this is the beauty of the game that no one plays like a machine and holds the ultimate solution to everything.
Of course the herd always loves to have only one master, shepherd (fed,rafa) and if only once he abandons them they start weeping , leaving suicidal notes, insults etc... :cool:

Watching the highlights, Rafa played pretty well...but Gael played like he is truly capable of playing.

:rolls::rolls::rolls:

Have you ever played tennis on a hard court ?

When the air is cool, the ball comes on slower, due to air density. When it's hot the ball will come on faster.

Again, take this up with Roddick. I believe he has a U.S. Open title on hard court...the last time I checked...and he said the court was playing very fast.

fedsfan1
01-08-2009, 07:43 PM
I wonder if the Big Brother GM mods will allow the pig roasting thread to be opened again?
.

hey td
what happened to the piggy roasting thread?
& the GOAT cheese thread?
they were/are hilarious

like an end to an era.... ;)

Federerhingis
01-08-2009, 07:44 PM
Andy Roddick himself has said the court is playing very fast...and his serve in the Middle East is evidence of this. Talk to Andy about his comments about the court...not me.


For the most part I think Doha plays at a pretty slow pace, not as slow as clay wanna be hard courts Indian Wells and Miami, there are others just as slow or slower playing hard courts around too. Dubai usually plays a little faster, hence why Roddick was able to pull through last year, after some inspiration as well.

yaman
01-08-2009, 07:49 PM
great le monf!!!! funny guy

MrChopin
01-08-2009, 07:51 PM
Andy Roddick himself has said the court is playing very fast...and his serve in the Middle East is evidence of this. Talk to Andy about his comments about the court...not me.

It must be playing abnormally fast if Nadal lost. There's no need to bring Roddick into this. That said, I'm definitely surprised by this result no matter which way you cut it it.

meihaditalab
01-08-2009, 08:18 PM
Credit to Monfils- but Nadal was a pile of shit, stick to clay kid

pretty sure Nadal is better then any player you like cause he's ranked.... #1???? and didn't he win wimbledon? pretty sure he's an amazing all around player

sawan66278
01-08-2009, 08:19 PM
It must be playing abnormally fast if Nadal lost. There's no need to bring Roddick into this. That said, I'm definitely surprised by this result no matter which way you cut it it.

I brought up Roddick because of the attacks on my assessment of the courts. The next you thing you know, the MTF geniuses will be saying that Roddick doesn't know more than they do about tennis.

For the most part I think Doha plays at a pretty slow pace, not as slow as clay wanna be hard courts Indian Wells and Miami, there are others just as slow or slower playing hard courts around too. Dubai usually plays a little faster, hence why Roddick was able to pull through last year, after some inspiration as well.

True...but that desert air helps Roddick.

Rafa needs to wake up and realize: he ain't Roger Jr. GET RID OF THE POLO SHIRT...and maybe you'll serve better.

scarecrows
01-08-2009, 08:24 PM
xexe

The Freak
01-08-2009, 09:05 PM
Gael!!! :eek: :woohoo:

Top 10 very soon.

Is there any way I could watch this?

LleytonMonfils
01-08-2009, 09:15 PM
I wouldn't be so sure to call a 6-4 6-4 win is total domination?

Besides I am sure Nadal was probably off, nevertheless it's a great win for Monfils who is a great player in his own right and always entertaining.

Did you watch the match? When is the last time you remember Nadal looking so lost for an answer out there? I can't remember off the top of my head the last time I saw someone take control of a majority of the points against Nadal. Sure Rafa was off a little, but Monfils clearly dominated that match. He served better, hit his forehand/backhand better, and played better at net. How many more categories does he need to take?

l_mac
01-08-2009, 09:17 PM
Did you watch the match? When is the last time you remember Nadal looking so lost for an answer out there? I can't remember off the top of my head the last time I saw someone take control of a majority of the points against Nadal. Sure Rafa was off a little, but Monfils clearly dominated that match. He served better, hit his forehand/backhand better, and played better at net. How many more categories does he need to take?

How many Rafa matches do you watch?

This sort of loss is not unusual.

Jimnik
01-08-2009, 10:20 PM
Congrats Monfils. He's prepared very well for this season and it's paying off.

Nadal will always be limited on hard courts, especially this time of year with few matches behind him.

Lourdes
01-08-2009, 10:22 PM
Good for Gael. He can build on this and continue to improve.

Diprosalic
01-08-2009, 10:24 PM
Did you watch the match? When is the last time you remember Nadal looking so lost for an answer out there? I can't remember off the top of my head the last time I saw someone take control of a majority of the points against Nadal.

im not exactly sure anymore if i remember it correctly, but TMC 2007 vs Roger maybe?

Dini
01-08-2009, 10:31 PM
I really enjoyed that match, the winners were stunning and the volleys were simply sublime. Rafa wasn't at his best, but at the same time he didn't do a lot wrong with 14 errors. But Monfils just kept on dominating rally after rally and then pulled the last trigger with a bang, especially in the first set. It did also help that his serve clicked today. Just read an article about Rafa's post-match interview and he more or less stated that the loss was down to lack of matches played this year. Whether that is a valid excuse or not is not that important, what is however is the fact that Nadal started sluggishly last year yet still managed to have a phenomenal year, he may repeat the same feat or even improve it this year but the mighty Fed will be knocking on all doors I'm sure.

If Monfils keeps playing to this level or close to this level, I can't see why he can't enter that top 10.

peterparker
01-08-2009, 10:47 PM
great attempt at an undefeated season. :) From the you tube clips looks like he is going after his cross court backhand more on hard courts. Another weapon to add to the arsenal.

muchu
01-08-2009, 10:54 PM
Monfils simply played better than Nadal. It's a good thing though. It's like a wake up call for Nadal that defending his throne will not be easy this year.

But the truth is, I'm broken hearted. And that ugly polo shirt just make everything worse. That gorgeous body shape....such a waste I can not see his muscular silhouette anymore.

And guys, do you notice there's something wrong with Nadal's face skin tone? And also Monfils' coach. Could it be sunburn?

Arkulari
01-08-2009, 11:01 PM
too bad for Rafa, it isn't like he got bageled or something, sadly it wasn't his best day :sad:

bad gambler
01-08-2009, 11:04 PM
Going to be interesting to see how Monfils backs this up tomorrow. Rasheed is a guy who won't accept inconsistent performances from his players.

gusman890
01-08-2009, 11:32 PM
I didn't think Gael had it in him. Congrats to him.

l_mac
01-08-2009, 11:40 PM
im not exactly sure anymore if i remember it correctly, but TMC 2007 vs Roger maybe?

:retard:

Did anyone watch tennis at all last year?

FedFan_2007
01-08-2009, 11:46 PM
Weird to see Nadal in the long sleeves. You can bet when it~s time for red clay it will back with the short sleeves and piratas.

RGK
01-08-2009, 11:54 PM
Gael suprised me today. he proved he can play like an attacking player and do it well.

so Gael, do it more!

habibko
01-09-2009, 12:14 AM
missed this match unfortunately, hope it will be a mental breakthrough for le monf, as for Nadal losing on HC around this time of the year...

never in doubt.

Mimi
01-09-2009, 12:33 AM
:mad::mad: bad bad bad rafa

Art&Soul
01-09-2009, 01:40 AM
:lol:From the time being #1, Nadull can't win anything :lol:

dam0dred
01-09-2009, 01:44 AM
He also lost to Youzhny 1 and 0 last year, and we all know how both of their years subsequently turned out. Wouldn't read too much into this.

Corey Feldman
01-09-2009, 01:45 AM
:lol:From the time being #1, Nadull can't win anything :lol::lol:

kobulingam
01-09-2009, 01:47 AM
:lol:From the time being #1, Nadull can't win anything :lol:

Olympic gold medal. u = owned.

GlennMirnyi
01-09-2009, 01:55 AM
Tennis wins when Nadull loses :worship:

Thank you Monfils for ripping the pig apart :D

Great post.

A "mug" is what you drink coffee from. Nadal is neither a mug nor a pusher. Today, however, he was the LOSER! Well done, Gael!

Nadull is a mug and a moonballer, not a pusher. :)

pretty sure Nadal is better then any player you like cause he's ranked.... #1???? and didn't he win wimbledon? pretty sure he's an amazing all around player

Yeah, of course.

He's not even the real #1, he's the worst top 10 in the history of the sport, by the way.

He didn't win Wimbledon. Frauderer lost it and it was the day tennis died.

Pretty sure? You can't even form your opinion. Let me guess, you started watching tennis... yesterday?

Albop
01-09-2009, 02:08 AM
Got to love Mugfils fans :lol:

Seppi beat Nadull last year you know.

muchu
01-09-2009, 02:35 AM
Nadal was LOUSY. Stinking loser. I knew he would lose easily to Monfils the moment I watched his match against Beck. In that match, he was so shaky and clueless. Go home Rafa.

Diprosalic
01-09-2009, 03:08 AM
Olympic gold medal. u = owned.

he wasnt no.1 in bejing

u = double owned

Art&Soul
01-09-2009, 03:20 AM
he wasnt no.1 in bejing

u = double owned

I second that :yeah:

muchu
01-09-2009, 03:21 AM
yep..he has never won since being numero uno. As shitty as Ivanovic. It's Ivanovic syndrome.

Leo
01-09-2009, 03:25 AM
It seems like Monfils wasn't being a pusher for a change. Now I don't know if Gael will always be this aggressive though. Nadal's shots do sit up for the Monfils forehand... but will he go back to being a pusher against other opponents?

Leo
01-09-2009, 03:26 AM
yep..he has never won since being numero uno. As shitty as Ivanovic. It's Ivanovic syndrome.

Ivanovic is way worse. She has completely collapsed since reaching #1. Sure, she won a small Tier II title last fall, but besides that she has been in ridiculously bad form and not confident at all. I think Rafa is probably still confident, just not match tough yet.

wilmar
01-09-2009, 06:24 AM
He's not even the real #1, he's the worst top 10 in the history of the sport, by the way.

He didn't win Wimbledon. Frauderer lost it and it was the day tennis died.

Nadal at #1 may not be "Real" to you Try telling that to the ATP Ranking System.

It is as real as Nadal's 5 Slam titles (2 from 2008), as real as Federer is #2 ranking, and as real as the fact that you are not a Nadal fan.

If Nadal is the worst #1 in the history of Tennis, what does that say about all those players behind him in the rankings?

As for Wimbly, you can argue it's Federer who lost it. Whatever the case, it's still Nadal's name on the trophy.

And finally, if it is the day tennis died, perhaps both Tennis and Nadal should not warrant you wasting your precious time on them anymore.

wilmar
01-09-2009, 06:32 AM
yep..he has never won since being numero uno. As shitty as Ivanovic. It's Ivanovic syndrome.

:rolleyes:at least Nadal got to #1

:rolleyes:at least Nadal got to #1 by displacing Federer (whom many may argue is the greatest evah) Ana by default got to #1 because someone from her tour retired.

:rolleyes:and at least Nadal is still at #1

:rolleyes:and does the year end on 8th January? the season is still early.

Mimi
01-09-2009, 06:35 AM
wilmar, calm down, don't take their comments too seriously, i used to be, but now i mostly just just give it a :lol:

don't you know that Glenn just won the 2008 Arse Clown Competition ;)? He has to be consistent with his works ;)


:Nadal at #1 may not be "Real" to you Try telling that to the ATP Ranking System.

It is as real as Nadal's 5 Slam titles (2 from 2008), as real as Federer is #2 ranking, and as real as the fact that you are not a Nadal fan.

If Nadal is the worst #1 in the history of Tennis, what does that say about all those players behind him in the rankings?

As for Wimbly, you can argue it's Federer who lost it. Whatever the case, it's still Nadal's name on the trophy.

And finally, if it is the day tennis died, perhaps both Tennis and Nadal should not warrant you wasting your precious time on them anymore.

FedFan_2007
01-09-2009, 06:38 AM
yep..he has never won since being numero uno. As shitty as Ivanovic. It's Ivanovic syndrome.

Really? When did Ivanovic win Wimbledon? :D:D:D

FedFan_2007
01-09-2009, 06:40 AM
:rolleyes:at least Nadal got to #1

:rolleyes:at least Nadal got to #1 by displacing Federer (whom many may argue is the greatest evah) Ana by default got to #1 because someone from her tour retired.

:rolleyes:and at least Nadal is still at #1

:rolleyes:and does the year end on 8th January? the season is still early.

It's the MTF consensus that Federer is not even close to "greatest ever" and has dominated a "clown era".

wilmar
01-09-2009, 07:15 AM
don't you know that Glenn just won the 2008 Arse Clown Competition ;)? He has to be consistent with his works ;)
:

Hi Mimi :wavey:

You are right about that, he sure retains his consistency in that regard.

It's the MTF consensus that Federer is not even close to "greatest ever" and has dominated a "clown era".

The "Greatest ever"-debate rages on and probably everyone will have his opinion, but I will say this, "clown era" or otherwise, Federer was undeniably the leader of that pack during those 4 years.

delpiero7
01-09-2009, 07:21 AM
Can't believe that people are GEUINELY shocked that Nadal lost this. Take a look back at his results in January in previous seasons. Turns out he's won nothing. And he got a 0 & 1 beatdown from Youzhny this time last year, but it turns out that he had quite a decent season overall.


Nadal at #1 may not be "Real" to you Try telling that to the ATP Ranking System.

Surely you realise that the rankings system is totally flawed? A better idea would be to get every individual fan to order all 2000 odd professionals precisely, in order from their favourite to least favourite on a weekly basis. Then collate the results and then release the rankings accordingly. A much fairer system I'm sure you'll agree.

HeretiC
01-09-2009, 07:24 AM
A surprise, sure... But not a stunning one. Good game-plan and execution from one side and no game-plan at all on the other side. It is never a good idea trying to outlast Monfils from the baseline, he is one of the best defenders, great speed and reach. Plus his confidence grown in the past half an year a huge deal and he is ripping FH winners much more than he used to with an enlarged precision. He has a good 1 serve and his ground-strokes have a very good depth. Charging the net is a good tactics against him, he is not much of a passing shot player, he almost always goes for CC, with the ball crossing high over the lowest middle part of the net. And when he is under pressure he does push the ball back. 1-2 combination - approach and net not really going to work because of the depth of his shots which won't give you enough time to reach the net. But carefully planed approach shots to get him of court and charging the net is a way to go. Federer uses that against him and that is why Gael has won only one set in their previous meetings and that was on clay in RG. Nadal tried with brute force FHs from baseline and that in the end resulted on him even being out-powered. Very much deserved win. I consider Monfils a slightest favorite against Roddick next. Let's see if he improved his consistency which was never his strong side.

P.S Can't call him PMJ no more with that FH.:o

DanaKz
01-09-2009, 07:31 AM
Monfils :worship:

wilmar
01-09-2009, 07:58 AM
Surely you realise that the rankings system is totally flawed? A better idea would be to get every individual fan to order all 2000 odd professionals precisely, in order from their favourite to least favourite on a weekly basis. Then collate the results and then release the rankings accordingly. A much fairer system I'm sure you'll agree.

And here I am, thinking no one single ranking system is perfect.
This one is!
Immaculate and flawless!
Who cares about match wins?!?!
and Slam/Masters titles!?!
These are not "Real" ultimately.
*reaches for ATP Tour Player catalogue profiles*
"now let's see.....who is my favourite....who has a better mugshot.......whose shirt brings out the colour of his eyes....

muchu
01-09-2009, 08:30 AM
.......Good game-plan and execution from one side and no game-plan at all on the other side. Nadal tried with brute force FHs from baseline and that in the end resulted on him even being out-powered. Very much deserved win.

Exactly. Usually, Nadal always has a way to figure things out. He was one of the best defensive player who can turn defense to offense. But yesterday he was so desperate running around hoping to return well and make instant winner. Where's his fighting spirit? Don't get me wrong. I ADORE Rafa. But lately, he's been very disappointing. He has not improved his skill in HC to shorten the points. His shot selection was predictable. Maybe it was the ugly polo shirt. Maybe he needs more match practice. Whatever. He's just a sore loser in HC. IMO, in HC he's the weakest among the other top 4. I guess it's his homework and uncle Tony.

I don't mean to disrespect his hard work last year. Of course he had a superb season last year. I just noticed the fact that he started to flunk since being number one.

Corey Feldman
01-09-2009, 09:09 AM
Ivanovic is way worse. She has completely collapsed since reaching #1. Sure, she won a small Tier II title last fall, but besides that she has been in ridiculously bad form and not confident at all. I think Rafa is probably still confident, just not match tough yet.Ivanovic used her new found fame to try and bang more sportsmen in a short space of time than Hingis in her prime

altho TBF to Hingis, she maintained a good run of form

shows how crap Ivanovic is

CooCooCachoo
01-09-2009, 09:23 AM
:eek: Did not see this loss coming at all, especially at how Nadal breezed through his opening rounds.

Rumour
01-09-2009, 10:26 AM
What a great result for Monfils :D Too bad I missed it, looks like he may finally be getting out of that 'defence-only' rut that characterized his worse matches up to late last year. If he keeps this type of performance going till AO and beyond, I'll bring back the renowned banana avatar...

Dini
01-09-2009, 10:31 AM
It's the MTF consensus that Federer is not even close to "greatest ever" and has dominated a "clown era".

What a complete and utter frigging joke. I'm in stitches.

Yves.
01-09-2009, 11:34 AM
Why does Monfils have a Prince now?

Venle
01-09-2009, 11:36 AM
It was a great match to watch.

Gael played so well, that he totally distracted me from Rafa.

Congrats :yeah:

zeleni
01-09-2009, 07:34 PM
Stop bitching about Ana, you mugs!:mad: She is overachiever due to her love and devotion for tennis. Ana is angel.:angel:

As for yesterday match, Rafa wasn't in his prime, too many silly UEs which is not his manner. He was also very nervous. However he wasn't that bad either, so this match was mostly about Monfils great performance. Gael had some great forehand winners.