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Brisbane QF: Monfils Def. Blake 3-6 6-3 6-4

Certinfy
01-07-2010, 12:45 PM
Very entertaining match, though both players were robbed at key moments. :p

FlameOn
01-07-2010, 12:50 PM
Wish James had won, but oh well. It's been an encouraging tournament. Hopefully he can build on it.

tennisace
01-07-2010, 12:52 PM
L'Equipe says Monfils is injured (shoulder)

Iván
01-07-2010, 12:53 PM
blake played better, robbed.

simplet
01-07-2010, 12:53 PM
He's not really "injured". He pulled a shoulder muscle lifting weights, that's why he has all the tape.

blake played better, robbed.

eh? he played better in the first set, which he won. Was dominated after that especially in the third.

KrisJB
01-07-2010, 12:53 PM
Strange match with a lot of net cords and bad calls. James showed improved net game with more steady groundstrokes. But there are still two areas to improve: serve and drop shot. He used too many drop shots in key moments and served too tentatively from time to time. In my opinion the fitness of James is also questionable, he looked quite tired in the 3rd set.

Certinfy
01-07-2010, 12:58 PM
Blake played better in the 1st and won the set.
Monfils played better in the 2nd and won the set.
Both played great in the 3rd, though Monfils took his chance unlike Blake, so Monfils won :o

DartMarcus
01-07-2010, 01:01 PM
Great match, but bad result for tennis :help:

timafi
01-07-2010, 01:42 PM
allez Gael:hatoff: beat that old punk as much as you can:devil:You and Jo own his punk ass:devil::devil:

Certinfy
01-07-2010, 02:20 PM
Will be a nice rematch of the Paris SF last year, can't wait for it now :) Knowing Stepanek he'll love to get revenge :devil:

TennisOnWood
01-07-2010, 02:31 PM
Nice job for Gael but think Stepanek will win 1/2

L James
01-07-2010, 02:41 PM
He's not really "injured". He pulled a shoulder muscle lifting weights, that's why he has all the tape.



Thanks for clearing that up :yeah:

IAMlegend
01-07-2010, 03:34 PM
Nice job for Gael but think Stepanek will win 1/2

1/2 you're giving Monfils too much credit. 0/0 seems more like it.

TennisOnWood
01-07-2010, 04:10 PM
1/2 you're giving Monfils too much credit. 0/0 seems more like it.

No m8.. I was talking about semi-final ;)

The Freak
01-07-2010, 04:12 PM
Good win for Gael and hopefully James is getting back on track..

Don't know how bad the "injury" is, hopefully he put in a good showing against Radek.

gulzhan
01-07-2010, 04:23 PM
Happy for Gael :rocker2:

Wannabeknowitall
01-07-2010, 05:08 PM
Strange match with a lot of net cords and bad calls. James showed improved net game with more steady groundstrokes. But there are still two areas to improve: serve and drop shot. He used too many drop shots in key moments and served too tentatively from time to time. In my opinion the fitness of James is also questionable, he looked quite tired in the 3rd set.

James fitness has always been a questionable thing.
Yes he's lost many 5 sets matches because he wasn't mentally tough but also his fitness was a factor as well.
He needs to do what Roddick has done.
Getting a new coach was a good first step but what about the fast food and buffets that Blake still raves about.
He has to purge all that out of his system, he isn't young anymore.
30 is still old by tennis standards.

KrisJB
01-07-2010, 05:42 PM
James fitness has always been a questionable thing.
Yes he's lost many 5 sets matches because he wasn't mentally tough but also his fitness was a factor as well.
He needs to do what Roddick has done.
Getting a new coach was a good first step but what about the fast food and buffets that Blake still raves about.
He has to purge all that out of his system, he isn't young anymore.
30 is still old by tennis standards.

I wouldn't agree with you. Have a look at US Open 2005 or 2006 - he moved better and didn't sweat as much.

betowiec
01-07-2010, 05:59 PM
blake played better, robbed.

looooooooooooooooooool
poor james, the whole world against him

Hellraiser
01-07-2010, 07:41 PM
I wish James win, but at Monfiz serving for the match Blake was really robbed even umpire said later the call was wrong.

But QF after this shit season is a good result.

C'mon James! :cool: