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YESSSS!!!! Roddick into Doha Final - beats Monfils 7-6 3-6 6-3!

Als
01-09-2009, 03:14 PM
Go Andy!

dylan24
01-09-2009, 03:15 PM
take the AO as well duck

SheepleBuster
01-09-2009, 03:16 PM
Andy definitely cheated today. Stepanki has definitely revolutionized the way Andy plays, NOT! Roddick better hopes that Roger wins today or he will be decimated by Murray tomorrow. Roddick will probably lose to Gilles Muller in the first round of AO, again!

Johnny Groove
01-09-2009, 03:16 PM
31 winner 13 errors from Roddick

47 winners, 32 errors from Monfils

Both played some good tennis, even if this court is annoyingly slow, even to me :yeah:

tennizen
01-09-2009, 03:16 PM
Well done:worship: This is probably how far he goes though unless Fed manages to beat Murray:p

EnriqueIG8
01-09-2009, 03:16 PM
Monfils didn't look 100% in shape today. Although Gael didn't reach his Nadal match level, good win for Duck.

wilmar
01-09-2009, 03:17 PM
YES!!!

Monfils did a Gulbis.:rolleyes:

Like I said yesterday, you need to back it up with consistency before being put on the Champion's pedestal.

sammy01
01-09-2009, 03:23 PM
im a semi fan of roddick (i still find him hot) but i just sit feeling so frustrated watching him. what happened to the exciting go for broke on the forehand player that burst onto the scene, if anything hes starting 2009 by being even more passive. its such a shame because hes a lot better player to watch when hes going for his shots. still at least i can watch his sexy legs and ass even if his tennis stinks. he only won today because well he was playing somebody who loves to play pushers tennis more than him.

i so want him to do well but the way hes playing hes gonna get bitchslapped by any of the top 4.

Fumus
01-09-2009, 03:24 PM
Andy found someone with a backhand worse than his! Did anyone else notice that when Gael get's tired he won't run around his backhand anymore unless it's like 0-30 or sumtin. It's not often that Andy can own someones backhand.

Monfils needs a better second serve and backhand. It's been this case for years. These two things force him to run more than he should and because of this he gets psychically tired. Dude was dragging 3 games into the third set. He got broke, found a second wind and picked up the footwork, and collapsed again two games later. Seriously I can't see this guy being a threat at a major (best 3 out 5 sets) round after round until he improves those two areas. Monfils is not a hard worker never has been and gets by on his physical gifts only. Let's not even talk about his tactics or lack of them. Ok, I've said my piece.

~*BGT*~
01-09-2009, 03:28 PM
I saw just the second and third sets (needed some rest after that Gasquet win :D ) but that was an all around good match. Andy has improved his volleys and backhand and was hitting some nice aggressive returns. :) Le Monf was great too but just couldn't keep up in his last service game. Now, Go Roger! Can't believe I want Andy to play Federer. :mad:

gusman890
01-09-2009, 03:28 PM
This is why I dont bet on tennis. I thought Roddick would have been rolled by Monfils after the way he played agasint Nadal yesturday.

Was Roddick actually hitting a forehand or spinning it like always?

~*BGT*~
01-09-2009, 03:29 PM
Well done:worship: This is probably how far he goes though unless Fed manages to beat Murray:p

So you think he can beat Fed, then? :p

Byrd
01-09-2009, 03:29 PM
Roddick sucks nuff' said, Kel should of won in straights, and had to rely on Monfils lowering his level to get a win, as he was getting dominated on the baseline and passed whenever he went to the net.

LleytonMonfils
01-09-2009, 03:29 PM
YES!!!

Monfils did a Gulbis.:rolleyes:

Like I said yesterday, you need to back it up with consistency before being put on the Champion's pedestal.

How did Monfils pull a Gulbis? Gulbis got completely trashed and looked like crap. Monfils actually played rather good tennis, but Roddick was clearly the better player today. :rolleyes:

Corey Feldman
01-09-2009, 03:29 PM
Gael you are beyond retarded :retard: :smash:

went drop shot - lob mad

punishment was a deserved defeat

JolánGagó
01-09-2009, 03:30 PM
Well done despite the muggish game :embarrased:

JolánGagó
01-09-2009, 03:31 PM
Well done despite the muggish game :embarrased:

LleytonMonfils
01-09-2009, 03:32 PM
Gael you are beyond retarded :retard: :smash:

went drop shot - lob mad

punishment was a deserved defeat

FYI the drop shot was the main reason Monfils won the second set, but I agree he went to the well a little too many times. You could clearly see Gael was a little winded out there. Hopefully thats just the results of early season conditioning and he'll be fine come Aussie Open.

Henry Chinaski
01-09-2009, 03:33 PM
Pathetic performance from Monfils. He was destroying Roddick in the first set playing aggressive tennis and getting to the net behind huge groundstrokes as often as possible. Then he choked serving for the set and resorted to his moonballing ways for the rest of the match. Funny thing was that the more passive he became the more errors he made. In the long moonball exchanges he was constantly getting outmanoeuvered and he couldn't put his first serves in when it really mattered. Roddick didn't have to do anything special to win.

Jōris
01-09-2009, 03:34 PM
Should have won in two but good win.

wilmar
01-09-2009, 03:34 PM
How did Monfils pull a Gulbis? Gulbis got completely trashed and looked like crap. Monfils actually played rather good tennis, but Roddick was clearly the better player today. :rolleyes:


they both couldn't back up a win over the Top 3 :rolleyes:
if you can't recall...earlier this week, Gulbis lost his next match after beating Djokovic for the 1st time.

SheepleBuster
01-09-2009, 03:35 PM
I can't see how tennis could go on without Roddick. He is the ultimate heel here. You want him to lose and to lose badly to a point that he cries on the court. But when he wins, it makes you want to see his next match to see him lose. I like Andy, but I am just saying..

LleytonMonfils
01-09-2009, 03:36 PM
they both couldn't back up a win over the Top 3 :rolleyes:
if you can't recall...earlier this week, Gulbis lost his next match after beating Djokovic for the 1st time.

You really can't compare the 2, bro. Gulbis like I said he looked like crap in his next match. Monfils didn't look like crap this morning, he just got beat by a guy who played better. Big difference between Gulbis' next match and Monfils next match after they both beat top 3 opponents. No clue how you are comparing the two.

Corey Feldman
01-09-2009, 03:37 PM
dont like the way Roddick always glares at his opponent after he wins a good point, jerkish behaviour at its finest

Fumus
01-09-2009, 03:37 PM
This is why I dont bet on tennis. I thought Roddick would have been rolled by Monfils after the way he played agasint Nadal yesturday.

Was Roddick actually hitting a forehand or spinning it like always?

Spinning like bald tires in the snow but he served well and finished decent. Oh yea and Monfils backhand is shit if you haven't noticed. Andy just kept going at that side.


FYI the drop shot was the main reason Monfils won the second set, but I agree he went to the well a little too many times. You could clearly see Gael was a little winded out there. Hopefully thats just the results of early season conditioning and he'll be fine come Aussie Open.

I'm worried about Gael. He's been one of my favorites just because of his spirit and stuff for years but I wanna see him improve. I'm a huge Roddick fan don't get me wrong but I would have loved to see Monfils romp Andy and then fight for the title. If he stays healthy I think he has a chance at the top 10 if said problems on serve and backhand are improved.

LleytonMonfils
01-09-2009, 03:39 PM
Spinning like bald tires in the snow but he served well and finished decent. Oh yea and Monfils backhand is shit if you haven't noticed. Andy just kept going at that side.




I'm worried about Gael. He's been one of my favorites just because of his spirit and stuff for years but I wanna see him improve. I'm a huge Roddick fan don't get me wrong but I would have loved to see Monfils romp Andy and then fight for the title. If he stays healthy I think he has a chance at the top 10 if said problems on serve and backhand are improved.

Yesterday Monfils showed that he could rip his backhand from time to time and it surprised Nadal, where was that today? I never really saw him take any real rips from that side.

Crazy Girl
01-09-2009, 03:44 PM
I'm not a fan of Roddick,.......at all!!!! but, as always, congrats to the winner.

Fumus
01-09-2009, 03:47 PM
Yesterday Monfils showed that he could rip his backhand from time to time and it surprised Nadal, where was that today? I never really saw him take any real rips from that side.

That's true actually but ripping and consistency are two different things. I mean there's that video floating around the net of Monfils hitting that 100+ mph forehand and he doesn't do that all the time either. It's just his nature and game...he's up and down. He's got to get bigger, fitter, he's got to work on better tactics and improve the rest of his game. The top guys are all very well rounded...Nadal, Fed, Djoko, even Davydenko. Physically he has the gifts, he needs to find the work ethic and mental side.

Enough of ripping Monfils. It was a big week for him and today for the most part was a well played match by both...if not a dog fight til' the end. Monfils remains one of the most entertaining yet most puzzling players on tour. I hope for big things, tennis needs showmen.

GlennMirnyi
01-09-2009, 03:48 PM
Expected win by Rodduck.

Mugfils showing he's a a real mug.

Johnny Groove
01-09-2009, 03:48 PM
dont like the way Roddick always glares at his opponent after he wins a good point, jerkish behaviour at its finest

Haven't heard one of these jabs in some time. Andy must be back

Jimnik
01-09-2009, 03:48 PM
YES!!! Great result. Still not back to his old aggressive self but every win is a source of confidence.

Can't wait for the final tomorrow.

Horatio Caine
01-09-2009, 04:40 PM
Dumb performance by Monfils...should have been taking Roddick's defensive game on as he took on Nadal's. Not saying he was guaranteed to win that way, but competing with Roddick in a "go steady" game was never going to look like a stellar plan at the crunch moments (given how strong Roddick usually is, mentally, when it matters).

Credit to Roddick, though...many were piling on the Monfils bandwagon after yesterday's matches. :yeah:

Rumour
01-09-2009, 04:56 PM
Pathetic performance from Monfils. He was destroying Roddick in the first set playing aggressive tennis and getting to the net behind huge groundstrokes as often as possible. Then he choked serving for the set and resorted to his moonballing ways for the rest of the match. Funny thing was that the more passive he became the more errors he made. In the long moonball exchanges he was constantly getting outmanoeuvered and he couldn't put his first serves in when it really mattered. Roddick didn't have to do anything special to win.
An accurate assessment from what I saw, except for the first and last struck sentences. Monfils was unfortunately shaky on some key points, especially serving for the first set and in the service games he lost in the third. Overall, however, there are still positives to be taken from this match - chief among them the fact that he was most effective when taking the initiative and going for his shots at or beyond the baseline. Looks like this point is still lost on him when he faces a bit of trouble, resorting to his defend and retreat tactics. As for Roddick, fashionable as it is to bash his non-serve game, he continues to show that his baseline play and mental fortitude are at least strong enough to keep him in matches and even win them against troublesome opponents.

Should have won lost in two but good win.
FYP :p Seriously though, Monfils had the first set firmly in his grasp and let it slip away when serving for it, before playing a poor TB and righting the ship in the second.

FedererBulgaria
01-09-2009, 05:00 PM
:worship:Congrats!Hope to meet Fed in final!My 2 favs!:angel:

tangerine_dream
01-09-2009, 05:14 PM
%$#@ MTF, I wanted to come on here to gloat and be obnoxious but MTF's shit servers wouldn't let me sign on for over an hour. Now I've calmed down and don't feel like gloating anymore. Bah. :(

Anyway, excellent win for Andy. He is pacing himself well here. I love that Monfils has totally ripped off Andy's serve but it seems to work well for him so have at it, Gael. Good luck to Andy in the final, whoever he faces he's capable of beating if he believes in himself.

:lol: stop trolling Mikey.

octatennis
01-09-2009, 05:29 PM
this roddick really has the touch of the rapist at the net.

alfonsojose
01-09-2009, 05:32 PM
this roddick really has the touch of the rapist at the net.
:o

OnyxRose
01-09-2009, 05:42 PM
I can't read anything on page 2...it says server error. Weird.

Congrats to Andy! Plays Murray in the final... :unsure:

2moretogo
01-09-2009, 05:45 PM
Monfils still has some growing to do, he kind of fizzled out there at the end. But all credit to Andy for sticking in some of those rallies and running down some of the drop shots. I thought he was going to implode, but he was pretty calm, cool, and collected the entire match.

Matt01
01-09-2009, 07:32 PM
this roddick really has the touch of the rapist at the net.


He hit some really nice volleys from what I've seen :worship:

omar behroozian
01-09-2009, 08:31 PM
very good win for roddick today. i felt monfils was the better player for most of the match so it was good seeing roddick hanging in there and then eventually winning the match. it's gonna be very tough againt murray tomorrow though

HeretiC
01-09-2009, 09:20 PM
It is amazing how Monfils let this slip away from him. Had the first set in the pocket serving for the set, having a set point on his serve, being a much better player in the second, but that was just not enough. Monfils was better looking and with more variety but not efficient more than Roddick. Even with silly approach shots that Andy uses he had a good success at net. Gael hit few good passing shots(who wouldn't on those approaches) but in overall Andy's tactics paid off with a lot of help from Monfils.

sawan66278
01-09-2009, 09:57 PM
An accurate assessment from what I saw, except for the first and last struck sentences. Monfils was unfortunately shaky on some key points, especially serving for the first set and in the service games he lost in the third. Overall, however, there are still positives to be taken from this match - chief among them the fact that he was most effective when taking the initiative and going for his shots at or beyond the baseline. Looks like this point is still lost on him when he faces a bit of trouble, resorting to his defend and retreat tactics. As for Roddick, fashionable as it is to bash his non-serve game, he continues to show that his baseline play and mental fortitude are at least strong enough to keep him in matches and even win them against troublesome opponents.


FYP :p Seriously though, Monfils had the first set firmly in his grasp and let it slip away when serving for it, before playing a poor TB and righting the ship in the second.

So, so true. Monfils should have won in straight sets...but played like a coward when he was ahead 5-3...and then resorted to nervous pushing of the ball...and retreating into a defensive posture...and actually making more errors. Gift performance by the Frenchman to Andy, the "master" of the Middle East tourneys....

It is amazing how Monfils let this slip away from him. Had the first set in the pocket serving for the set, having a set point on his serve, being a much better player in the second, but that was just not enough. Monfils was better looking and with more variety but not efficient more than Roddick. Even with silly approach shots that Andy uses he had a good success at net. Gael hit few good passing shots(who wouldn't on those approaches) but in overall Andy's tactics paid off with a lot of help from Monfils.

Amazing...but then you realize that we're talking about one of the biggest mental midgets on tour...How Rafa lost to him is even more shocking...:mad:

NinaNina19
01-09-2009, 10:13 PM
%$#@ MTF, I wanted to come on here to gloat and be obnoxious but MTF's shit servers wouldn't let me sign on for over an hour. Now I've calmed down and don't feel like gloating anymore. Bah. :(

Anyway, excellent win for Andy. He is pacing himself well here. I love that Monfils has totally ripped off Andy's serve but it seems to work well for him so have at it, Gael. Good luck to Andy in the final, whoever he faces he's capable of beating if he believes in himself.

:lol: stop trolling Mikey.

Why do you like Roddick? Do you have a crush on him, do you like his personality, his game, or b/c he is the top American?

AnnaK_4ever
01-09-2009, 10:15 PM
It's amazing how Roddick manages to keep himself in top-10 despite not possessing of return game. He's a rare talent :worship:

tangerine_dream
01-09-2009, 10:25 PM
Why do you like Roddick? Do you have a crush on him, do you like his personality, his game, or b/c he is the top American?
Why would anybody like Murray? :confused:

Albop
01-09-2009, 10:59 PM
Funny clown this Mugfils.

Henry Chinaski
01-09-2009, 11:03 PM
An accurate assessment from what I saw, except for the first and last struck sentences. Monfils was unfortunately shaky on some key points, especially serving for the first set and in the service games he lost in the third. Overall, however, there are still positives to be taken from this match - chief among them the fact that he was most effective when taking the initiative and going for his shots at or beyond the baseline. Looks like this point is still lost on him when he faces a bit of trouble, resorting to his defend and retreat tactics. As for Roddick, fashionable as it is to bash his non-serve game, he continues to show that his baseline play and mental fortitude are at least strong enough to keep him in matches and even win them against troublesome opponents.


FYP :p Seriously though, Monfils had the first set firmly in his grasp and let it slip away when serving for it, before playing a poor TB and righting the ship in the second.

Ok the first sentence was the hyperbole of the scorned gambler I'll admit. I really don't think Roddick had to do anything special to win though. His backhand was solid and he was pretty smart in the rallies but he didn't seem to change the gameplan that he started with and was getting hammered using. At the most important moments in the match Roddick didn't have to come up with great shots he just had to stay solid and wait for brain farts from his opponent. He did what he had to do and got the win so credit to the guy but I don't think he would've had any answers had Monfils maintained the level of aggression that he started with. It was a constant theme for Roddick last year, he came up short against real power time and time again.

Henry Chinaski
01-09-2009, 11:04 PM
Why would anybody like Murray? :confused:

bit defensive, no?

and I don't mean Murray or Roddick

Fumus
01-10-2009, 04:21 AM
It's amazing how Roddick manages to keep himself in top-10 despite not possessing of return game. He's a rare talent :worship:

I think you have a rare talent with using the English language.

Hugh Jaas
01-10-2009, 05:43 AM
I do not understand how a no talent serve only Douchebag Andy roddick does it. Too bad Gaël has the mental capacity of a 9 year old.


andy rodDICK The worst top 10 player since boredo

EVIDENCE
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http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=ff6_UTPDO9s&fmt=6 (http://youtube.com/watch?v=ff6_UTPDO9s&fmt=6)

AnnaK_4ever
01-10-2009, 09:50 AM
I think you have a rare talent with using the English language.

Thank you! I always knew it! :kiss:

~*BGT*~
01-10-2009, 04:24 PM
I do not understand how a no talent serve only Douchebag Andy roddick does it. Too bad Gaël has the mental capacity of a 9 year old.


andy rodDICK The worst top 10 player since boredo

EVIDENCE
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http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=ff6_UTPDO9s&fmt=6 (http://youtube.com/watch?v=ff6_UTPDO9s&fmt=6)

When these kind of comments come back, you know Andy is doing something right. Keep pissin' off! :p

tangerine_dream
01-10-2009, 05:00 PM
IT SUCKS BEING A GASDICK FAN
:haha: Nice sig, BGT. Hang in there, Gasdick fans have a lot of heart and their loyalty can't be questioned. :hug:

~*BGT*~
01-10-2009, 05:05 PM
:haha: Nice sig, BGT. Hang in there, Gasdick fans have a lot of heart and their loyalty can't be questioned. :hug:

Well, 24 hours ago, it was awesome being a Gasdick fan. :lol: A tough win over Tsonga and Le Monf... then our world crashed and we were brought back to reality. :o I'm still hopeful that this will be a good year. It's what I have to think to enjoy the tennis. :sad: