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RG Round 1: Monfils def. Phau 4-6 6-3 7-5 6-0

Filo V.
05-23-2011, 02:50 PM
Bjorn outplayed Monfils for 2 of the first three sets. He was the one dictating play, being offensive, hitting great shots at the net, and Bjorn just collapsed. Couldn't win the close points. Monfils' movement caused him issues. Monfils basically just let Bjorn self-destruct. I'm sad because Bjorn would have beaten the majority of players in the draw had he played this level outside of the forth set. But since he has very little to defend these next months, I expect him to be back in the top 100 sooner than later if he keeps this up.

helvet empire
05-23-2011, 02:51 PM
even monfils doesn't deserve to be called a lesser player than phau.

vn01
05-23-2011, 02:52 PM
better player won, Filo :wavey:

Orka_n
05-23-2011, 02:52 PM
even monfils doesn't deserve to be called a lesser player than phau.This. Awful thread title.

Action Jackson
05-23-2011, 02:53 PM
Another clownish thread title.

Monfils will hand out his presents later in the event.

Libertango
05-23-2011, 02:55 PM
:tape: @ this thread title.

Phau looked like he gave up before the fourth set even started.

Filo V.
05-23-2011, 02:56 PM
Bjorn was the better player in set one and three, and should have won the sets. All Monfils did was run. Bjorn was hitting the ball better, playing intelligently, offensively, and dictating proceedings. Bjorn simply failed to deliver when it mattered.

Action Jackson
05-23-2011, 02:58 PM
Bjorn was the better player in set one and three, and should have won the sets. All Monfils did was run. Bjorn was hitting the ball better, playing intelligently, offensively, and dictating proceedings. Bjorn simply failed to deliver when it mattered.

Why can't you put that in the OP instead of the thread title señor?

straitup
05-23-2011, 02:59 PM
This is why Monfils is seeded 9th and Phau is ranked outside the top 100.

French crowd will get an all-French affair, surely to be on Chatrier on Wednesday

Filo V.
05-23-2011, 02:59 PM
There, thread title is changed. Still, major missed opportunity for the German. He should have won this match.

DanaKz
05-23-2011, 03:00 PM
K-Swiss - fail. This Gael's outfit is :tape: My eyes are still bleeding

Ad Wim
05-23-2011, 03:02 PM
Lol, flyboy really goes too far in the thread title this time.

Unbelievable that he follows this much tennis and still doesn't know much about it.

barbadosan
05-23-2011, 03:02 PM
Filo, these skewed thread titles are lowering your credibility by the minute.

Filo V.
05-23-2011, 03:02 PM
Why can't you put that in the OP instead of the thread title señor?I don't see why it matters either way.

STUHL
05-23-2011, 03:03 PM
Poor Björn. Didn't deserve a bagel after a surprising good performance.

Young 8
05-23-2011, 03:04 PM
I'm sad because Bjorn would have beaten the majority of players in the draw had he played this level outside of the forth set.


lol

Filo V.
05-23-2011, 03:04 PM
Filo, these skewed thread titles are lowering your credibility by the minute.

It's simply a reflection of how the match proceeded and resulted.

Action Jackson
05-23-2011, 03:05 PM
I don't see why it matters either way.

Make it funny at least and not whiny.

Lopez
05-23-2011, 03:07 PM
Flyboy is totally biased with his posting, no surprises there.

Much better for the tournament that Monfils won.

paseo
05-23-2011, 03:07 PM
Let's go, Monfils! 1 down, 6 to go!

Filo V.
05-23-2011, 03:25 PM
Make it funny at least and not whiny.

Well, I can always try.

Lopez
05-23-2011, 03:29 PM
Make it funny at least and not whiny.

"You must spread some reputation..." etc.

castle007
05-23-2011, 03:50 PM
I rarely comment on what players wear, but I have to say something about what Monfils was wearing. :haha:

I almost had a seizure from looking at it. :eek:

The Magician
05-23-2011, 03:57 PM
flyboy making everyone into a Mugfils fan :help: Nice subervise strategy if that's what you were going for :lol:

As for the match, unimpressive from Mugfils, he should go out to the first decent player he faces.

MIMIC
05-23-2011, 04:05 PM
WTF.....why is this thread title about the guy who lost in FOUR sets? A set he was BAGELED in?????

tealeaves
05-23-2011, 04:32 PM
Monfils should be banned from playing RG because of his hideous outfit

Helevorn
05-23-2011, 05:53 PM
3-1, called it in the other thread ;)

out_here_grindin
05-23-2011, 06:09 PM
K-Swiss - fail. This Gael's outfit is :tape: My eyes are still bleeding

It was great

Sapeod
05-23-2011, 07:32 PM
Phau in 4 sets. Book it. He can counterpunch Monfils all day long. I fully expect a victory.
:yeah:

Filo V.
05-23-2011, 07:42 PM
Yeah, Bjorn lost, rub it in some more :o

Why was the thread title changed? It accurately detailed the rhythm of the match.

Sapeod
05-23-2011, 08:06 PM
Don't be stupid, Phau was never going to win this match. Monfils was and is the better player on every single surface in every single way. You say he only ran around. He won only by running around? How would he have won if he actually did something then? Monfils >>>> Phau. Gael must've been playing dreadful to lose a set.

Filo V.
05-23-2011, 08:24 PM
Bjorn outplayed Monfils from the baseline by hitting with authority off both sides, coming to net and hitting good volleys, using his own speed to his advantage. Monfils was mostly being defensive and just retrieving, and Bjorn made an error. That's how the match went for most of it. Bjorn has great shotmaking ability but he plays a relatively high-risk game and has no consistency. I don't think Bjorn is overall much less talented than Monfils whatsoever, if at all. But Monfils is the better player because he plays to win and has matured a lot, and knows how to get the job done.

rhinooooo
05-23-2011, 09:53 PM
Watched the first set and a bit of this.

Some fun rallies but Filo is right, Phau was playing some great tennis, very entertaining to watch when he's in full flow, with the speed and shotmaking, and some funky point construction.

Lopez
05-23-2011, 10:03 PM
:yeah:

You have met your match on the prediction front :p

triplefault
05-24-2011, 03:23 AM
Yeah, Bjorn lost, rub it in some more :o

Why was the thread title changed? It accurately detailed the rhythm of the match.

Probably because it didn't include the tournament and which round it was. Then alomst all of the thread titles list the winner first, making it easier to match the player with his score.