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2011 Roland Garros Livescoring / Commentary Thread

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Nadull_tard
05-31-2011, 03:27 PM
Watching WTA makes me more understanding for Verdasco, Gasquet or Troicki. I should watch 1h of women's tennis per day at least.

hipolymer
05-31-2011, 03:27 PM
So. Troicki has a coach that trained a WTA player before? :)

No, he just spends a lot of time watching Ivanovic's matches and taking notes. :rolleyes:

Sophocles
05-31-2011, 03:29 PM
I cannot understand why women's tennis doesn't have the same marginal status as women's football or women's cricket. It's just as pointless.

hipolymer
05-31-2011, 03:29 PM
Get ready for at least another hour guys.

MaxPower
05-31-2011, 03:30 PM
Schiavone sounds like he has a sneeze attack everytime she hits the ball. what a disgrace this is. They might go on until tomorrow

_Chaz
05-31-2011, 03:30 PM
Guys I'm really pissed right now
SCHIAVONE SERVED FOR THE MATCH AGAIN AND OF COURSE SHE GOT BROKEN AGAIN :mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:

Sunset of Age
05-31-2011, 03:31 PM
Pretty sure Djokovic is liking this.

Diprosalic
05-31-2011, 03:31 PM
I cannot understand why women's tennis doesn't have the same marginal status as women's football or women's cricket. It's just as pointless.


because a couple of them look good in mini skirts. i can't say that about those two ladies on the court now :o

solowyn
05-31-2011, 03:31 PM
:o I was not expected Fran to fail twice.

MaxPower
05-31-2011, 03:31 PM
she serously changes sound between games even. Definitely some kind of strategy

Roamed
05-31-2011, 03:32 PM
Schiavone will break back and then she won't hold, again :o

Paylu2007
05-31-2011, 03:32 PM
I soo hate WTA rite now :( I have been wtn for Fed's match since 2 hours ago.. and I have to go to school!! definetely going to get fired! :(

hipolymer
05-31-2011, 03:33 PM
I'm gonna laugh if Monfils' match goes to 5 sets and gets suspended for tomorrow again.

In fact, I'm rooting for it just so the French organizers get reprimanded again. But of course they won't do anything about it.

Sunset of Age
05-31-2011, 03:33 PM
Why don't they just decide a WTA match with a coin toss? :(

_Chaz
05-31-2011, 03:34 PM
Now watch Schiavone failing for the 3rd time.

MaxPower
05-31-2011, 03:34 PM
haha this is awesome. Why are they even serving. Just toss the ball over. Or let the umpire throw the ball to a player

Paylu2007
05-31-2011, 03:34 PM
because a couple of them look good in mini skirts. i can't say that about those two ladies on the court now :o

lolololololol I only see 1 woman and 1 men.. maybe I'm watching a different match??

Roamed
05-31-2011, 03:34 PM
Funny how an hour ago I was thinking 'hey I might be able to watch all of Fed's match before I have to go to work' .. no chance now :o

_Chaz
05-31-2011, 03:38 PM
Funny how an hour ago I was thinking 'hey I might be able to watch all of Fed's match before I have to go to work' .. no chance now :o

+1

Diprosalic
05-31-2011, 03:39 PM
Schiavone

[ ] interesting tennis
[ ] good looks
[x] screams like a man wahoooo

MaxPower
05-31-2011, 03:39 PM
Schiavone

[ ] interesting tennis
[ ] good looks
[x] screams like a man wahoooo

spot on

Nadull_tard
05-31-2011, 03:40 PM
Another choke. And she's called a GS champion?

_Chaz
05-31-2011, 03:40 PM
1st MP wasted.

MaxPower
05-31-2011, 03:41 PM
sigh. This is astounishing. Like my worst prejudices about WTA all coming true. But what a point. BP again :(

hipolymer
05-31-2011, 03:42 PM
This is worse than Troicki...

uhhh, who am I kidding? It can never be as bad as Troicki.

Luinir
05-31-2011, 03:43 PM
MP #2 Schiavone

_Chaz
05-31-2011, 03:43 PM
2nd MP wasted and counting...

MaxPower
05-31-2011, 03:44 PM
lol FS on MP 2m out. then worst 2nd serve of all time

ApproachShot
05-31-2011, 03:44 PM
I wonder what will happen if Federer-Monfils match goes to 5 sets. I doubt there will be sufficient light to conclude play; it is getting to the stage where the ATP match will almost have to be shorter than the WTA match. I wish the organisers would not take so many risks with their scheduling.

MaxPower
05-31-2011, 03:44 PM
female commentator on Eurosport - "This is tennis at it's best" yes whatever you say :D

Roamed
05-31-2011, 03:45 PM
My commentators just said "this is tennis at its best." :lol:

Nadull_tard
05-31-2011, 03:45 PM
If it's sort of an italian joke then I don't get it.

MaxPower
05-31-2011, 03:45 PM
That was amazing though! 3rd MP. third time should be the charm

Sunset of Age
05-31-2011, 03:45 PM
I wonder what will happen if Federer-Monfils match goes to 5 sets. I doubt there will be sufficient light to conclude play. I wish the organisers would not take so many risks with their scheduling.

I vaguely remember that the RG organizers did get some kind of a warning for their :stupid: scheduling some years ago, but of course... nothing changed.

Diprosalic
05-31-2011, 03:46 PM
i wish this was a rock concert with federer monfils as the headliner and the crowd would boo those mugs of the stage.

seulCONTREtous
05-31-2011, 03:46 PM
praise the lord... it's over

MaxPower
05-31-2011, 03:47 PM
Time for le goat vs la monf

Paylu2007
05-31-2011, 03:52 PM
thank god :D

Sunset of Age
05-31-2011, 03:54 PM
Now just kick Mats Trollander off the screen and we may be off.

TheRafaelNadal
05-31-2011, 03:58 PM
when does the Federer match start!???

solowyn
05-31-2011, 04:04 PM
I wish I could achieve 1/8th of the hugeness of Mirka's hair.

Bigselber
05-31-2011, 04:07 PM
Here we go.. Come on Roger!

MaxPower
05-31-2011, 04:08 PM
Now just kick Mats Trollander off the screen and we may be off.

Hey don't trashtalk the latest swedish RG winner. Edberg and Soderling might have been close but...nothing quite like Trollander

iriraz
05-31-2011, 04:10 PM
It will be interesting to see how both guys will deal with the wind.

yesh222
05-31-2011, 04:14 PM
Fed not looking great early.

Bigselber
05-31-2011, 04:15 PM
Sloppy Federer in the opening. 0-30 on serve

MaxPower
05-31-2011, 04:15 PM
heh. Federror makes an early appearence.

ZaZoo)
05-31-2011, 04:15 PM
3 BP, allez Gael! :cheerleader:


Breakssssssss.. :sport:

Sunset of Age
05-31-2011, 04:15 PM
Fed :smash:

MaxPower
05-31-2011, 04:15 PM
Djez Federer. Now I'm worried for you

yesh222
05-31-2011, 04:16 PM
Wow. Fed's horrible early. 2 DFs and 2 UEs to gift a break.

Bigselber
05-31-2011, 04:16 PM
What was that?? :mad:

LleytonMonfils
05-31-2011, 04:16 PM
Who saw that coming?

Sunset of Age
05-31-2011, 04:16 PM
Well there's still a long way to go.

Kip
05-31-2011, 04:16 PM
Go Gael! :cool:

iriraz
05-31-2011, 04:17 PM
This is the danger for Federer.All tourney long sunny and great conditions and suddenly finds himself in a clowdy,windy court.Last year he struggled against Soderling in rainy conditions so no surprise to see him sluggish

Commander Data
05-31-2011, 04:17 PM
Federer :haha:

this will only delay the inevitable.

LleytonMonfils
05-31-2011, 04:18 PM
Fucking wind going to kill any quality

shadows
05-31-2011, 04:18 PM
Terrible start, this might rival Nadal vs Ljubicic at this rate rofl

LleytonMonfils
05-31-2011, 04:18 PM
Federer looks very rushed early on, very uncharacteristic

MaxPower
05-31-2011, 04:19 PM
The wind is worse than expected. Federer played a few amazing windy matches in previous slams. But clearly not into it yet. Hope the quality becomes better

Ajk822
05-31-2011, 04:19 PM
God Federer is playing badly. Mcenroe with the comment about the difference in conditions.

Bigselber
05-31-2011, 04:19 PM
Federer 8 unforced errors after 3 games..

ZaZoo)
05-31-2011, 04:19 PM
Terrible start, this might rival Nadal vs Ljubicic at this rate rofl

They can't possibly rival that, it was the real final :lol:

dodo
05-31-2011, 04:19 PM
wow, fed is HORRIBLE

ZaZoo)
05-31-2011, 04:20 PM
Shankerer on the court :sport: :D

MaxPower
05-31-2011, 04:20 PM
Shankerer also makes a QF appearance

LleytonMonfils
05-31-2011, 04:20 PM
Fed can't figure out the wind, and Monfils is just putting the ball in play

Mungo
05-31-2011, 04:21 PM
Federror showing why he's a better baseball player than Barry Bonds

Ajk822
05-31-2011, 04:21 PM
Fed's backhand making a cameo appearance.

MaxPower
05-31-2011, 04:22 PM
Fed hasn't dropped a set all tournament right? actually first match i watch with him

dodo
05-31-2011, 04:22 PM
wish it would just rain or something and get this wind over with. fed will still dig out a win even playing like this, but the match will just suck.

Dejan16
05-31-2011, 04:22 PM
Shankerer is in the building ladies and gentleman.

BULLZ1LLA
05-31-2011, 04:25 PM
(Federer's volley in the 3rd game was quite something http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=183582&page=4 :-----)

Bigselber
05-31-2011, 04:25 PM
BP Federer, some good points in this game

iriraz
05-31-2011, 04:25 PM
Federer is always going for his shots and in this conditions it`s not so easy

Bigselber
05-31-2011, 04:28 PM
Federer breaks back with a superb volley:worship:

misty1
05-31-2011, 04:28 PM
and federer breaks back

MaxPower
05-31-2011, 04:28 PM
Amazing volley by Federer. Not many on the tour can do that

dodo
05-31-2011, 04:28 PM
a few good points by fed. obviously followed by horrid errors.

solowyn
05-31-2011, 04:29 PM
:yeah: Shame about the wind, I hate watching matches like this.

BULLZ1LLA
05-31-2011, 04:30 PM
Amazing volley by Federer. Not many on the tour can do that

(Yep I've never heard of a drop-volley off the feet, world first....)

Sunset of Age
05-31-2011, 04:31 PM
Slow start by Fed, but I think he's just had some difficulty on how to deal with the windy conditions.

Bigselber
05-31-2011, 04:32 PM
Federer leads 4-3. Starting to get his ground game together, serve not working as well as earlier in the tournament though

Jaz
05-31-2011, 04:33 PM
Poor smashing by Monfils.

Also Federer still looks slow moving from side to side.

MaxPower
05-31-2011, 04:33 PM
(Yep I've never heard of a drop-volley off the feet, world first....)

Nadal is afraid of even going to the net you know. So he definitely can't

Jaz
05-31-2011, 04:36 PM
Federer really not getting to the balls in time.

Jaz
05-31-2011, 04:36 PM
But BP for RF.

MaxPower
05-31-2011, 04:37 PM
Fed too good atm. Chance to take 4 straight games

Jaz
05-31-2011, 04:37 PM
Terrible forehand goes long.

misty1
05-31-2011, 04:38 PM
kuznetsova starting out her match with bartoli the exact same way she started out against hantuchova

Chiseller
05-31-2011, 04:38 PM
I'm surprised how good fed is in these long rallies :o

tealeaves
05-31-2011, 04:38 PM
What monfils is wearing is just :o

Jaz
05-31-2011, 04:38 PM
What an angle. :D

tennizen
05-31-2011, 04:39 PM
Unreal angle from RogiGOAT.

Monfils playing decently.

Bigselber
05-31-2011, 04:39 PM
Amazing Forehand gives Federer BP but Monfils saves with an ace

tealeaves
05-31-2011, 04:40 PM
I have a french question. What's the french pronunciation of first set (premier mange?) and let?
thanks for answering

solowyn
05-31-2011, 04:40 PM
I'm surprised how good fed is in these long rallies :o
:lol: He has more confidence in his backhand this week, I think.

Jaz
05-31-2011, 04:40 PM
Wasting alot of BPs

delboy
05-31-2011, 04:41 PM
Rogie to miss 20 BPs this set no doubt

Jaz
05-31-2011, 04:41 PM
Federer will regret not taking this game.

helvet empire
05-31-2011, 04:42 PM
french question. What's the french pronunciation of first set (premier mange?) and let?

première manche

and let

Jaz
05-31-2011, 04:42 PM
Pathetic from Federer.

LleytonMonfils
05-31-2011, 04:42 PM
Monfils forehand is locked in right now

tealeaves
05-31-2011, 04:42 PM
première manche

and let

thanks :)

barahmasa
05-31-2011, 04:42 PM
Federer shows once again he's the break point king! :rolleyes:

Jaz
05-31-2011, 04:43 PM
Watch Federer get broken soon. :/

ZaZoo)
05-31-2011, 04:43 PM
Gael holds after saving some bp-s. :tape:

Bigselber
05-31-2011, 04:43 PM
Meh, Roger should have won that game.

Jaz
05-31-2011, 04:44 PM
Gotta say though, Federer's forehand is landing within inches of the baseline every time. It's good form.

yesh222
05-31-2011, 04:44 PM
Federer not dominating Monfils in the rallies like we might have expected.

Bigselber
05-31-2011, 04:46 PM
Time to break Roger

Sunset of Age
05-31-2011, 04:46 PM
Decent match so far, considering the circumstances.
Feddie :explode: 'ing on numerous BPs is nothing new...

barahmasa
05-31-2011, 04:48 PM
Federer not dominating Monfils in the rallies like we might have expected.

Yup, and this guy was suposed to threaten Novak, I don't think so. Ladies and gents: We have a new number one player in the world! :hatoff:

tennizen
05-31-2011, 04:48 PM
Monfils hitting about 30 balls to the middle of the court:o

Bigselber
05-31-2011, 04:48 PM
GOAT Roger :worship:

Bigselber
05-31-2011, 04:49 PM
2 SP for Federer, COME ON!

ZaZoo)
05-31-2011, 04:49 PM
Monfils hitting about 30 balls to the middle of the court:o

This, and every ball is going slow setting up nicely for Fed.. :o

misty1
05-31-2011, 04:50 PM
2 set points federer

Jaz
05-31-2011, 04:50 PM
Monfils getting murdered in the rallies now.

MaxPower
05-31-2011, 04:50 PM
If Monfils actually want to win this I don't know if its the right thing do go for aggressive shots. He should try to wear federer down. Play much to the BH

solowyn
05-31-2011, 04:50 PM
This, and every ball is going slow setting up nicely for Fed.. :o
Heavy conditions today...

Good 2 points for the 0-30 there.

LleytonMonfils
05-31-2011, 04:50 PM
Ah Gael you gave it away

Sunset of Age
05-31-2011, 04:50 PM
6-4, well done Rog! :D

Orka_n
05-31-2011, 04:50 PM
I bet Fed's mate wishes he was still a Federer fan right about now.

Bigselber
05-31-2011, 04:50 PM
Federer wraps up the first set 6-4, played great after he was 3-1 down

barahmasa
05-31-2011, 04:51 PM
Federror was gifted the first set...

Sunset of Age
05-31-2011, 04:51 PM
Monfils is lacking the stamina (huffing and puffing after about every game, so early in the match already?) and doesn't manage to deal with the very heavy conditions accordingly - so far.

castle007
05-31-2011, 04:52 PM
Federer was very inconsistent during the first 4 games. But he has settled down and is playing very well right now.

no more lapses please :)

rofe
05-31-2011, 04:53 PM
Federror was gifted the first set...

Not really - Fed tightened up his game in windy conditions

LleytonMonfils
05-31-2011, 04:53 PM
^
He always huffs and puffs like that

MaxPower
05-31-2011, 04:53 PM
Monfils should get stronger as the time goes on. But he will always rely on Federer to drop in level to win. This match was always on Feds racket anyway

Sunset of Age
05-31-2011, 04:54 PM
Federer was very inconsistent during the first 4 games. But he has settled down and is playing very well right now.

no more lapses please :)

I think he just needed some time to get adjusted to the windy circumstances. He's playing well so far, and Monfils isn't playing bad, just cannot manage to do what Fed can. The fellow is a 16-GS champion for a good reason.

solowyn
05-31-2011, 04:55 PM
Good defence, Roger.

Orka_n
05-31-2011, 04:57 PM
Federer to cruise now?

misty1
05-31-2011, 04:58 PM
possibly

Jaz
05-31-2011, 04:59 PM
Monfils now a break down.

solowyn
05-31-2011, 05:00 PM
Thanks for the internal monologue Mats. Shhhh.

dodo
05-31-2011, 05:00 PM
plenty of time for a walkabout.
hope the first 4 games was enough muggery for the day though. bringing some good shots now.

MaxPower
05-31-2011, 05:00 PM
Djokovic vs Federer will be a true cracker if Federer is at this level

Bigselber
05-31-2011, 05:01 PM
Federer too good ATM

shadows
05-31-2011, 05:02 PM
Looks likely it'll be an easy outing afterall, even despite the awful start.

Fed playing pretty well now, Monfils without (m)any answers.

LleytonMonfils
05-31-2011, 05:02 PM
I don't think Fed will be flying under the radar anymore he keeps this play up. Not much Gael can do.

Garson007
05-31-2011, 05:04 PM
Djokovic vs Federer will be a true cracker if Federer is at this level
Under these conditions I will favour Federer. Especially since Djokovic had no previous court time under it.

LleytonMonfils
05-31-2011, 05:07 PM
Gael's back twisted funny there, that was a little scary for a second

LleytonMonfils
05-31-2011, 05:08 PM
Roger didn't see that coming

Bigselber
05-31-2011, 05:08 PM
Oh Roger, don't let him back

Jaz
05-31-2011, 05:09 PM
Very sloppy from federer, very very sloppy.

Fedexpress#11
05-31-2011, 05:09 PM
Federer is playing great so far. Expect for that last shot went too wide

LleytonMonfils
05-31-2011, 05:09 PM
Match isn't over yet boys and girls. Silly to give the Frenchman any kind of belief at this point.

tennizen
05-31-2011, 05:09 PM
Roger wants more practice for match against Nole.

misty1
05-31-2011, 05:09 PM
gael breaks back

MaxPower
05-31-2011, 05:10 PM
walkabouts like this is why I don't have any faith in Fed beating Djokovic

castle007
05-31-2011, 05:10 PM
I don't think Fed will be flying under the radar anymore he keeps this play up. Not much Gael can do.


Well, if he wins this match then he will be in the SF. You can't really be in the SF of a GS and still fly under the radar! ;)

Okram04
05-31-2011, 05:10 PM
LOL Roger is trying to bluff Novak that his Forehand somehow became weak. What a strategist :)

LleytonMonfils
05-31-2011, 05:11 PM
Well, if he wins this match then he will be in the SF. You can't really be in the SF of a GS and still fly under the radar! ;)

I don't know for a 16 time GS champ, he's flying helllla under the radar still. It's weird.

Jaz
05-31-2011, 05:12 PM
Federer is in mirkaland right now

LleytonMonfils
05-31-2011, 05:12 PM
I think Gael may have figured out his best chance is to get to net. Take the time away from Roger.

Jaz
05-31-2011, 05:12 PM
Crowd cheering Federers errors.

tyruk14
05-31-2011, 05:12 PM
Every time I watch Roger play lately I'm struck by the same thought; namely, if he became more of a mug or grinder in his latter years -- just like Andre did -- he'd clean house again.

LleytonMonfils
05-31-2011, 05:13 PM
Crowd cheering Federers errors.

Piss off with that non sense.

LinkMage
05-31-2011, 05:13 PM
Why is Monfils wearing a Joker costume? :confused:

Sunset of Age
05-31-2011, 05:13 PM
walkabouts like this is why I don't have any faith in Fed beating Djokovic

Alas, yes. It was merely a matter of time for it to happen, you could see the same thing in Fed's previous match at the tail end of it.

Jaz
05-31-2011, 05:14 PM
Monfils on that Smash...

So so bad.

LleytonMonfils
05-31-2011, 05:14 PM
Wow

MaxPower
05-31-2011, 05:14 PM
Clownfils!

Bigselber
05-31-2011, 05:14 PM
What the hell, hahahaha

tyruk14
05-31-2011, 05:14 PM
Mugflis. :worship:

solowyn
05-31-2011, 05:14 PM
Monf, omg :help: :help:

Pirata.
05-31-2011, 05:14 PM
Clownfils :facepalm:

dodo
05-31-2011, 05:14 PM
looks like my smash

shadows
05-31-2011, 05:14 PM
Gael :worship:

One of the greatest moments of muggery this tournament with that overhead

Jaz
05-31-2011, 05:15 PM
Federer :( Jeez that Volley.

solowyn
05-31-2011, 05:15 PM
Fed :lol: :help:

LleytonMonfils
05-31-2011, 05:15 PM
Why did Roger not let that bounce? He had the point won.

solowyn
05-31-2011, 05:15 PM
Great game this :tape:

LinkMage
05-31-2011, 05:15 PM
What a huge mug this Fedmug! How can he miss that BP?

Jaz
05-31-2011, 05:16 PM
Lucky net chord for Monfils there.

Pirata.
05-31-2011, 05:16 PM
What an utterly muggish game.

Sapeod
05-31-2011, 05:16 PM
Gael?? There are no words in any language that can describe how pathetically hilariously bad that attempted smash was :help:

MaxPower
05-31-2011, 05:16 PM
match got good at least

LleytonMonfils
05-31-2011, 05:16 PM
Lucky net chord for Monfils there.

You got to get off of Federer's nuts. Forgetting he already won a point with a crap netcord this game.

Sunset of Age
05-31-2011, 05:17 PM
Fed and BPs... :o :help: :stupid:

Sapeod
05-31-2011, 05:17 PM
Ronald McDonald game.

tennizen
05-31-2011, 05:17 PM
Good set this:lol:

Bigselber
05-31-2011, 05:17 PM
Bahaha, this game is the worst :P

misty1
05-31-2011, 05:18 PM
chance to break right back for federer

Pirata.
05-31-2011, 05:18 PM
:help:

delboy
05-31-2011, 05:18 PM
this monfils is laughable

ZaZoo)
05-31-2011, 05:18 PM
http://www.menstennisforums.com/images/smilies/smilies_facepalm.png

Jaz
05-31-2011, 05:18 PM
You got to get off of Federer's nuts. Forgetting he already won a point with a crap netcord this game.

Someone's being a bit touchy...

Federer breaks.

LleytonMonfils
05-31-2011, 05:18 PM
Gael getting in his own way and he knows it

Fedexpress#11
05-31-2011, 05:18 PM
wow that double fault really pissed him off!

Sapeod
05-31-2011, 05:18 PM
That game was hilariously bad. Racket smash!

Orka_n
05-31-2011, 05:18 PM
Haha 2 doubles to gift Fed the break

MaxPower
05-31-2011, 05:18 PM
Wind breaks Clownfils and his racket

Myrre
05-31-2011, 05:18 PM
the wind is to blame

LinkMage
05-31-2011, 05:19 PM
Only way Fedmug can break: with a double fault by his opponent.

But I'll take it.

LleytonMonfils
05-31-2011, 05:19 PM
Someone's being a bit touchy...

Federer breaks.

Nah I'm just calling you out for being bias in all your posts.

Bigselber
05-31-2011, 05:19 PM
Epic game !:p
Now Federer, stop clowning around and take this set

LleytonMonfils
05-31-2011, 05:20 PM
Gael just cracked. He wants to win so bad and he just melted down.

Jaz
05-31-2011, 05:20 PM
Nah I'm just calling you out for being bias in all your posts.

:confused: I'm a federer fan, I didn't know that one had to be impartial all the time?

Pirata.
05-31-2011, 05:20 PM
This entire set is just :help:

MaxPower
05-31-2011, 05:20 PM
Full clown mode. 2nd set seems gone

ZaZoo)
05-31-2011, 05:21 PM
Almost, Nadal-Ljubicic like match,..

straitup
05-31-2011, 05:22 PM
At least he doesn't look lethargic like he did in their 09 match :shrug:

Nadull_tard
05-31-2011, 05:25 PM
Incredibly bad match by far. Shankerer vs Clownfils.

Sophocles
05-31-2011, 05:25 PM
The only good thing you can say about this is it's better than the Nadal-Ljubo fiasco. Monfils clearly has nothing in the tank after Ferrer. Federer is playing his worst shit since Rome, but it's still enough.

MaxPower
05-31-2011, 05:26 PM
Mats Wilander needs a new longer show than game, set, mats. He could talk 1 hour straight easily

Sophocles
05-31-2011, 05:26 PM
At least he doesn't look lethargic like he did in their 09 match :shrug:

That match was to this match as Chateau d'Yquem is to Liebfraumilch.

Sunset of Age
05-31-2011, 05:27 PM
Please end off this set quickly Rog. My eyes are hurting.

solowyn
05-31-2011, 05:27 PM
They might bring out the clay after this set. Commentators pointing out that the wind has stripped the surface.

Jaz
05-31-2011, 05:28 PM
Well that was almost a JesusFed forehand.

Nadull_tard
05-31-2011, 05:29 PM
I've never seen a hurricane in Paris before.

MaxPower
05-31-2011, 05:29 PM
If its like this tomorrow Soderlings is doomed. wind better blow out during the night

Sunset of Age
05-31-2011, 05:30 PM
95% of this crap is due to the wind, folks.
About everyone in the crowd is covering their eyes from the clay flying in the air - including the ump. Pretty much impossible to play a high quality match in these kind of circumstances.

LleytonMonfils
05-31-2011, 05:30 PM
Gael forgot what was working. Getting to net and shortening the points.

LleytonMonfils
05-31-2011, 05:31 PM
95% of this crap is due to the wind, folks.
About everyone in the crowd is covering their eyes from the clay flying in the air - including the ump. Pretty much impossible to play a high quality match in these kind of circumstances.

Yup it's basically who balances the conditions well and can keep the ball in the court.

yesh222
05-31-2011, 05:31 PM
Did anyone else see the huge amount of dust fly off the ball/frame on that shank forehand by Monfils?

Jaz
05-31-2011, 05:31 PM
Federer struggling to close this out.

LleytonMonfils
05-31-2011, 05:31 PM
Bartoli is unbearable

castle007
05-31-2011, 05:31 PM
2 sets down one more to go, and we will have an epic SF on friday!

come on Federer!

iriraz
05-31-2011, 05:33 PM
That was an impressive hold from the tough side by Federer.Both guys double faulted twice in a game from that side so far.

Jaz
05-31-2011, 05:33 PM
Watering the court.

Nadull_tard
05-31-2011, 05:34 PM
Nadull should share his prize money for winning this title with wind.

barbadosan
05-31-2011, 05:34 PM
I've never seen a hurricane in Paris before.

:haha: it's not even storm season in the tropics either

Sunset of Age
05-31-2011, 05:34 PM
Watering the court.

Very much necessary, I wondered if there was still any clay left on that court.

rofe
05-31-2011, 05:35 PM
Too windy for this to be a good quality match.

Myrre
05-31-2011, 05:35 PM
Going to need lots of water. Dries up fast....

barbadosan
05-31-2011, 05:36 PM
does anyone know if tomorrow is expected to be this windy tomorrow as well?

I.C.H.
05-31-2011, 05:36 PM
please stop that "if he plays like that he will be destroyed by djokovic"... pretty uncomfortable conditions, today it´s all about getting past monfils. djokovic will be a completly different game, and federer exactly knows that, and what he has to do against the serb. he might lose the SF nevertheless, but it´s not all about playing like jesusfed every game, it´s about winning.
(the same is true for nadal, by the way)

Sunset of Age
05-31-2011, 05:38 PM
does anyone know if tomorrow is expected to be this windy tomorrow as well?

It's supposed to be a temporary situation over here (and our weather is pretty much like that in Paris right now), and become dry and hot in the course of days. We'll see, but usually it doesn't stay THAT windy for a prolonged time in this part of the season.

LleytonMonfils
05-31-2011, 05:38 PM
Brad Gilbert telling Monfils to get aggressive with his 1st serve. God he's an idiot sometimes. You can't go all out when the wind is swirling on the serve.

castle007
05-31-2011, 05:39 PM
I just realized that this is similar to last year's U.S Open. Federer played Soderling in the QF in very windy conditions. And then he faced Djokovic in the SF and played a five setter with a great fifth set, but lost.

Hopefully he will win the SF, assuming he wins today.

Lleyton_
05-31-2011, 05:40 PM
does anyone know if tomorrow is expected to be this windy tomorrow as well?

Of course. Nadal is playing tomorrow.

Jaz
05-31-2011, 05:42 PM
Monfils doing everything to survive right now.

Pirata.
05-31-2011, 05:43 PM
Gael :help:

LleytonMonfils
05-31-2011, 05:43 PM
Wants it too much, just isn't his day

Pirata.
05-31-2011, 05:44 PM
Too good :bowdown:

MaxPower
05-31-2011, 05:44 PM
Monfils wish he chose a basketball career instead right now. Everything going against him

ZaZoo)
05-31-2011, 05:45 PM
Set 2 stats Monfils : 1/20 W/UE :o :o

solowyn
05-31-2011, 05:45 PM
Poor Monf, just hasn't been able to adapt today :awww: frustrating.

barahmasa
05-31-2011, 05:45 PM
Set 2 Clownson 1 winner 20 UE!

misty1
05-31-2011, 05:47 PM
12-39 in winners/unforced errors for monfils

Nadull_tard
05-31-2011, 05:47 PM
Memorable errorfest

MaxPower
05-31-2011, 05:49 PM
Horrible this. 1 QF was a WO, the other a mugfest.

MaxPower
05-31-2011, 05:49 PM
from the wind of course. but anyway. Bottomhalf of the draw has been a big disappointment

barahmasa
05-31-2011, 05:49 PM
So both Fed and Nole have a QF walkovers, their SF could be a slugfest...

LleytonMonfils
05-31-2011, 05:49 PM
What do some of you idiots expect in conditions like this. Makes no sense to complain about the quality.

MIMIC
05-31-2011, 05:50 PM
Wow I was completely wrong about the outcome of this match. I can't see any of it cuz I'm at work but Monfils looks to have been thoroughly outclassed. I was reading comments about the wind and it seems like Fed handled it better (obviously).