"Fat Albert" Montañes in the semi-final of a hardcourt tournament

Henry Chinaski
01-14-2010, 07:45 AM
Surely worth a thread.

Never past the 2nd round before and never beyond the qf even at Challenger level.

Winnable semi-final against Isner as well. They met in the first round here last year with Little John edging it 6 and 5.

Albert is surely the favourite given his stunning form here so far taking out Lemke, Statham and Lammer.

This could be the end of the world as we know it.

01-14-2010, 07:48 AM
:lol: The draw for Montanes so far is that of a Future surely :o

Ad Wim
01-14-2010, 09:06 AM
You guys can laugh, but I've seen every match so far and he has really been playing well, espacially in the second sets of his matches.

01-14-2010, 11:45 AM
Never past the 2nd round before

he made the QF in Stockholm 2008, an even faster court than Sydney

01-14-2010, 12:28 PM
he made the QF in Stockholm 2008, an even faster court than Sydney

Maybe he considers it indoor and not hard?

Anyway well done Albert. :bigclap:

01-14-2010, 12:49 PM
roof or not it's still hard

01-14-2010, 01:26 PM
what a tough draw for Montanes

Henry Chinaski
01-14-2010, 02:00 PM
roof or not it's still hard

Oops, yeah, I just used Tennis Insight's hardcourt filter.

I actually remember that Stockholm event. The opening Sunday viewers were treated to the spectacle of Albert v Bopanna iirc as the main event. A great advertisement for Sunday starts.

01-14-2010, 02:53 PM
That's gotta be the most farcical route to a 250 SF I have ever seen.

Decent player though. I saw him in Bucharest last year and he's got a gorgeous one handed backhand. He can put it on a sixpence from almost anywhere. Never looks even slightly flustered about anything either, almost to the point where he doesn't look bothered. I went to watch the practice courts before the final and the contrast couldn't have been greater - Monaco was topless and slogging his forehand about as hard as is humanly imaginable and Montanes was hitting serves at about 80 to a guy who couldn't even play tennis! LOL

01-14-2010, 05:14 PM
People complain about the draws the top players get but this one is ridiculous, kudos to Albert for having been able to take advantage of it but I do think he's falling to Isner

01-14-2010, 05:18 PM
Cool Albert :) Guess Dani will be well pleased with this :D

But yeah, I think Isner will beat him :)

01-14-2010, 09:14 PM
Travolta is making ominous strides in his mission to challenge King Oscar for the Wimbledon title.

01-14-2010, 09:50 PM
Isn't he seeded 8th? If so then he deserves a decent-ish draw. If not, ignore me.

He got to the 3r of wimbledon, didn't he? last year?

01-14-2010, 10:29 PM
He got to the 3r of wimbledon, didn't he? last year?

Somewhat fortunate draw there too though, Zemlja and Canas.

Henry Chinaski
01-14-2010, 11:49 PM
and so the run ends. 6-2 7-6 Isner

01-15-2010, 12:14 AM
Epic match coming up in the AO facing hard-court King Oscar...

01-15-2010, 01:25 AM
Come ON Albert :rocker: