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RG R1: Montanes defeats Gicquel 6-4 6-4 6-2

Okram04
05-22-2011, 01:48 PM
Easy

Filo V.
05-22-2011, 01:52 PM
Marc was worn out and not 100% from the long matches he played in qualifying and last week in Bordeaux, so unfortunately he could not put together a great performance today. Really couldn't serve at all. I think he would have won had he been healthy.

With that said, Albert served great today and played a solid match, so congrats to him. Now Ruben needs to take him out in the next round.

Ad Wim
05-22-2011, 02:07 PM
Expected. Gicquel isn't good enough anymore for ATP-level. Not even for Montanes in terrible form.

gbmkc
05-22-2011, 02:25 PM
Who is Giquel again? Kidding. But the luster is gone. He's just another journeyman, unfortunately.

Sonja1989
05-22-2011, 02:26 PM
Albert!!! :woohoo: Easy win, keep it up! Their match with Ramirez Hidalgo will be too good!!! :superlol:

Sapeod
05-22-2011, 03:43 PM
Now Ruben needs to take him out in the next round.
:spit: Um, why? :spit: Ramirez-Hidalgo?? This is Montanes, not Cilic.

Good win, Monty. Take out that Cilic-killing clown next round :yeah:

Filo V.
05-22-2011, 03:45 PM
Because Montanes is a good opportunity for Ruben to make an R3 of a major.

Sapeod
05-22-2011, 03:54 PM
And Montanes has points to defend. Both of them need to win, not just Ruben. Montanes should win in any case.

SerialKillerToBe
05-22-2011, 04:15 PM
And Montanes has points to defend. Both of them need to win, not just Ruben. Montanes should win in any case.



Who would have guessed that both of them want to win?

:rolleyes:

Filo V.
05-22-2011, 04:42 PM
Ruben needs the win a lot more than Montanes does. But that's besides the main point which is both are going to come to win, and it's a great opportunity for both, but especially Ruben since he doesn't get to this stage in majors often.

Sonja1989
05-22-2011, 05:12 PM
Nobody knows what will happen their match in next round but Montanes won't hit about 70 UEs in three sets. It is the different, what will decide I think.

Hellraiser
05-22-2011, 07:35 PM
Gicquel gonna still making a good result on grass season.

MayerFan
05-22-2011, 08:30 PM
What a shame, I really like Gicquel's game.

Nadull_tard
05-22-2011, 08:38 PM
I've seen Giquel for a couple of times and he definitely doesn't have the game to challenge anyone on clay.
So expected I guess.

Sapeod
05-22-2011, 09:43 PM
Ruben needs the win a lot more than Montanes does. But that's besides the main point which is both are going to come to win, and it's a great opportunity for both, but especially Ruben since he doesn't get to this stage in majors often.
Montanes is no Cilic. Ruben won't get any free points from errors, unless Monty is diabolical, which he doesn't seem to be. Montanes is the clear favourite, and I expect him to defend his points here.