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WWW Roland Garros R1: (Q)Phau v (9)Monfils

Filo V.
05-20-2011, 04:01 PM
Phau in 4 sets. Book it. Perfect situation for Bjorn, rusty opponent, a guy who can't hit him off the court, a guy who is rusty without match practice, and he's starting to really find form. He can counterpunch Monfils all day long. I fully expect a victory.

Luinir
05-20-2011, 04:02 PM
Phau in 5.

Filo V.
05-20-2011, 04:03 PM
If Bjorn doesn't win this match, I think it will be 5 sets to Monfils. In any case, I 100% expect a tight match, drama and struggles. Gael doesn't want to play an in-form shotmaker like Bjorn.

Helevorn
05-20-2011, 04:33 PM
Gaël Sébastien in 4.

Chris Kuerten
05-20-2011, 04:38 PM
Phau in 4 sets. Book it. Perfect situation for Bjorn, rusty opponent, a guy who can't hit him off the court, a guy who is rusty without match practice, and he's starting to really find form. He can counterpunch Monfils all day long. I fully expect a victory.
:haha: :haha: :haha:

Monfils in 3, Phau is one of the most pathetic players to ever make the top 100.

Sonja1989
05-20-2011, 04:42 PM
Monfils at Roland Garros of course wins in three, at most four set. All French player can play his best at their home and Monfils with his best is a very very good player who can beat lot of top 10 players. Phau won't make problem, I guess he wins 10 games at most.

straitup
05-20-2011, 04:52 PM
Gael in 4...this is going to be one speedy match.

Filo V.
05-20-2011, 04:52 PM
Monfils lost in R2 last year. And he was playing better then than now. So I think he's more vulnerable now than last year.

Poetik
05-20-2011, 05:53 PM
LAY Monfils 3-0

Sonja1989
05-20-2011, 06:00 PM
Monfils lost in R2 last year. And he was playing better then than now. So I think he's more vulnerable now than last year.

I know we have never same prediction. :lol: :hug: But you are right with this even so I think he will play much better at RG than so far in this clay season.

Sapeod
05-20-2011, 06:04 PM
Are you being serious? :spit:

Filo V.
05-20-2011, 06:28 PM
Yes, I am. Bjorn is easily in with a shot here.

Filo V.
05-20-2011, 06:30 PM
I know we have never same prediction. :lol: :hug: But you are right with this even so I think he will play much better at RG than so far in this clay season.

Maybe he will. Hopefully he doesn't and Bjorn can win though :p

Sometimes we have the same predictions, but your favorite players and my favorites players for the most part don't match at all :lol:

Sonja1989
05-20-2011, 06:35 PM
Maybe he will. Hopefully he doesn't and Bjorn can win though :p

Sometimes we have the same predictions, but your favorite players and my favorites players for the most part don't match at all :lol:

I hope too. :haha:

Yeah, I know. :hug: But sometimes you give too lot belief for smaller players and I don't. I usually think better ranked players win.

Tom Paulman
05-20-2011, 09:22 PM
Last time Phau won a grand slam match was at US Open 2006 :lol:

marquez
05-21-2011, 03:46 PM
Monfils lost in R2 last year. And he was playing better then than now. So I think he's more vulnerable now than last year.



unfortunately fognini is just a lot better on clay than phau :wavey:

Chris Kuerten
05-23-2011, 01:18 PM
No matter what happens, I would like to apologise to Filo V. after witnessing this first set.

Filo V.
05-23-2011, 02:44 PM
Well, Bjorn was the better player in two of the first three sets. Just lacking confidence and not consistent enough. Monfils only did his running but that was enough. Bjorn should be leading and should win this match but, hey, I was right, I knew it would be a battle.

Sapeod
05-23-2011, 07:31 PM
Well, Bjorn was the better player in two of the first three sets. Just lacking confidence and not consistent enough. Monfils only did his running but that was enough. Bjorn should be leading and should win this match but, hey, I was right, I knew it would be a battle.
No, you were not right. You got it wrong. Phau did not win in 4, he lost in 4. Monfils was the better player, is the better and was not losing this match.