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henke007
05-29-2011, 01:33 PM
:worship:

Keyser Soze
05-29-2011, 01:33 PM
Epic. Just epic.

FABIO :worship:

dombrfc
05-29-2011, 01:34 PM
Montanes has to be one of the dumbest players in history. Fog one of the most unsporting idiots.

Action Jackson
05-29-2011, 01:34 PM
Entertaining match from these smaller guys, this was the real RG final. Montaņes usual steady self with solid strokes and the Fog at times was more pro active, hit some fine dropshots.

Montaņes served for it at *5-3 but was tight as a drum. At 15-30 *6-7 Fog gets an injury timeout for cramps. The crowd gave it to him after that, though mostly they were on his side during the match

Getting double footfaulted only Gaudio, Echagarry and the Fog can do this. Fog saving match points with dropshots and clean FH winners.

Too bad for Fat Albert had heaps of chances to take it.

yuri27
05-29-2011, 01:34 PM
EPIC,that's just the word.:worship::worship:
Fognini :worship::worship::worship::worship:

pienet
05-29-2011, 01:34 PM
Extraordinary 5th set. Montanes was up 5-2 and then lost his brain.

ciprianned
05-29-2011, 01:35 PM
fognini = faker :))

EliSter
05-29-2011, 01:35 PM
OMG the most epic fail match i have ever seen :o

tealeaves
05-29-2011, 01:35 PM
All those footfaults after MTO and the netcord winners are just :spit:
5 footfault calls in ONE game :spit:
OMG

This fognini dude is a fucking LEGEND

dodo
05-29-2011, 01:35 PM
hilarious match.
what a hero this fog.
a dozen footfaults, just for lols.

solowyn
05-29-2011, 01:35 PM
:rolls: :rolls: :rolls:

Close contested match for 4.5 sets. Pure theatrics after that MTO. Funniest match in a while.

Fog wasn't even attempting to move after 7-7, and Monty was still hitting straight to him setting up these shots for Fog to blast off insane winners. Comical serving, at least 12 foot faults, no attempts to move his feet at all. etc etc.

Dead Net Cord
05-29-2011, 01:35 PM
OMG what an epic

RIboy
05-29-2011, 01:35 PM
hahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahaha. ....

asmazif
05-29-2011, 01:35 PM
Absolute epic. A giant among men - somehow my pre-tournament Fog QF prediction came through...

finishingmove
05-29-2011, 01:35 PM
fognini has become a tennis legend after this match

Rita
05-29-2011, 01:35 PM
Amaze

Orka_n
05-29-2011, 01:35 PM
That was insane in every meaning of the word. Montaņes has gotta be the dumbest player to have ever lived. No words for Fog's epic turnaround. What an absolute legend.

Mjau!
05-29-2011, 01:35 PM
What a :stupid: this umpire! :cuckoo: What was she thinking? :o

Voo de Mar
05-29-2011, 01:36 PM
FUCKEPIC :worship: :crazy:

dombrfc
05-29-2011, 01:36 PM
Sad for tennis to witness this crap.

nole_no1
05-29-2011, 01:36 PM
Montanes MUST retire from tennis after this

asmazif
05-29-2011, 01:36 PM
Oh, and best match ever, of course, goes without saying.

Gagsquet
05-29-2011, 01:36 PM
Shame on you fog: you are disrespectful.

fabolous
05-29-2011, 01:37 PM
match of the decade :worship:

no words for this. fognini hit sth like 20 winners from 6-6 on without moving!

The Magician
05-29-2011, 01:37 PM
Unbelievable drama :worship: Fog playing like he was at the end would beat any player in the world :eek:

Thanos
05-29-2011, 01:37 PM
fat albert on suicide watch after losing this match. the fog just throwing in million foot faults to mess with fat albert head.

ballbasher101
05-29-2011, 01:37 PM
Montanes :smash:. What the heck was that, shocking just shocking. Fognini could not move in the end but Montanes kept feeding him sitters to hit for winners.

Fat Camel
05-29-2011, 01:37 PM
I love Fognini :worship:

EliSter
05-29-2011, 01:37 PM
Mont is one of the dumbest players ever.

Dead Net Cord
05-29-2011, 01:38 PM
If I can imagine the situation when a player retires after one specific match this is this match and the retirement of Montanes

emotion
05-29-2011, 01:38 PM
Disgraceful, should be banned or at least fined. Monty would have won if not for cheating, I'm certain, though he should have closed it out earlier. I am never again rooting for Fognini, that was awful. Can't believe Monty shook that asshole's hand

your_valentine
05-29-2011, 01:38 PM
Buahahahahahahahahahahahah. EPIC. Montanes is the biggest mug in the history of sport. He had a rival who couldn't move, yet he was only pushing :haha::haha::haha: Joke of a player. Kudos to Fognini for hanging in there :haha: The footfaults were hilarious :haha:
In all seriousness, walking bye into the QF :help:

Libertango
05-29-2011, 01:38 PM
Hilarious.

Both these guys are idiots, but I thank them for this muggy epic.

VolandriFan
05-29-2011, 01:38 PM
Terrible gamesmanship from Fabio, but what he did was well within the rules. Great fighting anyhow, but you've got to feel bad for Montanes for his epic choke and how much of a good sport he was.

Voo de Mar
05-29-2011, 01:38 PM
My question to French speakers: how is "foot fault" in French? I heard it 5 times in the 16th game, I suppose it's a world record :D

BK123
05-29-2011, 01:39 PM
Fognini epic trolled Montanes to death.

Smoke944
05-29-2011, 01:39 PM
Sad for tennis to witness this crap.

Sad for tennis to witness an unbelievable match? Why?

delboy
05-29-2011, 01:39 PM
8 foot faults in 2 games for fog :haha::haha::haha:

that was the dumbest display of tennis from Monty I have seen the last few games, what a brainless idiot the match was his :o

MaxPower
05-29-2011, 01:39 PM
This one of the weirdest endings of a tennis match I have seen EVER! Montanes kinda gave it away but they were both gassed and Fognini had the most balls. He turned into a prime ballbasher in the end. While Montanes got a little scared and let the match slip away.

Got to think that Albert will sleep very badly tonight. While the Fog will sleep like a little child. What a crazy crazy player. He deserves QF from his testicular fortitude alone. You got to be brave to win

Topspindoctor
05-29-2011, 01:39 PM
So much for being "mental giant". Dedicated to Danger_Ehren.

Mugtanes :wavey:

Bigselber
05-29-2011, 01:39 PM
Thats the funniest thing I've ever seen. Fognini:rolleyes: Montanes:banghead:

Jomp1
05-29-2011, 01:39 PM
Fognini is just too epic. No gamesmanship, incredibly nonchalant, arrogant. What a hero :worship: :worship: :worship:

ExcaliburII
05-29-2011, 01:39 PM
Best match in history of tennis, by far. Nothing will ever be close to this. So many fucking reasons its just not real. Fognini is my new idol, just not real. The guy is a monster. Fucking sick playboy guy, unreal.

Also a sick amount of money won which is always a plus.

Probably one of the happiest tennis days of my life.

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z105/ExcaliburII/fognini.png
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z105/ExcaliburII/fognini2.png


Just not real.

Helevorn
05-29-2011, 01:39 PM
For those who are wondering about what he wrote, it's something like "daddy, hope you'll recover soon" (his dad had an hip surgery).

Hilarious match, 6-2 6-1 6-0 Djokovic in QF.

SVK
05-29-2011, 01:39 PM
The end of this match was PURE gold.

ShimSham
05-29-2011, 01:40 PM
This match had the kind of drama normally reserved for the WTA.

Fog is a legend.

TheBaker
05-29-2011, 01:40 PM
The sad thing is that out of the 2 matches on court, THIS one was the one that more closely resembled a real tennis match.

starclimer
05-29-2011, 01:40 PM
"mental giant" this Montanes? What a choker.

CCBH
05-29-2011, 01:40 PM
Disgusting from Fognini, bending the rules as he saw fit. Shame on the umpire and referee for allowing him to do so. I admire this guy for his fight earlier on, and his guts for saving those MPs with some ridiculous winners, but Montanes was really wronged here.

Ben.
05-29-2011, 01:40 PM
Hilarious stuff. WTF was Montanes doing at the end, so tight, not moving Fognini around at all. Fognini just spanking the ball and somehow saved the MPs despite a load of foot faults.

emotion
05-29-2011, 01:40 PM
Maybe it was funny, but does no one see this as also tragic and a travesty?

Smoke944
05-29-2011, 01:40 PM
fognini has become a tennis legend after this match

I think he was already well on his way to legend status after the Monfils match last year, this just confirmed it :lol:

your_valentine
05-29-2011, 01:40 PM
My question to French speakers: how is "foot fault" in French? I heard it 5 times in the 16th game, I suppose it's a world record :D

Faute de pied :shrug:

tealeaves
05-29-2011, 01:41 PM
My question to French speakers: how is "foot fault" in French? I heard it 5 times in the 16th game, I suppose it's a world record :D

faute de pied

superandy88
05-29-2011, 01:41 PM
Most epic match ever :worship::worship:

The Fog is a legend, at 6-6 he strained his left leg muscle and began to hit amazing winners all over the place.

AMAZING!

:worship::worship:

emotion
05-29-2011, 01:41 PM
"mental giant" this Montanes? What a choker.

He choked the 4th set, 5th set was not really his fault.

Knotty Fort
05-29-2011, 01:41 PM
This is when club level tennis would actually beat Fognini.

JUST FUCKING TAP THE BALL OVER, AS SHORT AS POSSIBLE. OMG. :hysteric:

VolandriFan
05-29-2011, 01:41 PM
Disgusting from Fognini, bending the rules as he saw fit. Shame on the umpire and referee for allowing him to do so. I admire this guy for his fight earlier on, and his guts for saving those MPs with some ridiculous winners, but Montanes was really wronged here.

Well it's impossible to regulate really, isn't it? You can see that a player is cramping, but unless he says so who has the right to make that call?

Johnny_Bravo
05-29-2011, 01:41 PM
fognini's unsportsmanship reaching another level

DragonFlame
05-29-2011, 01:41 PM
That match had some of the biggest gamemanship in the end there. SICK. I can understand the crowd boo-ing fognini off-court.

Still montanes had all the chances in the world, he failed to close this out himself. Did the gamemanship have something to do with it? Obviously.
Fognini couldn't miss and had all the luck in the world to finish this match though.

Can't say i'm happy after what i've saw happening on this court. :o Still, who doesn't like drama?

Jafooli
05-29-2011, 01:42 PM
Unbelievable, Monty completely lost it after the mto, and somehow managed to out-mug Berrer from yesterday.

Epic from Fog, wins with 103 ue's and 12 footfaults :haha:

davidrafael
05-29-2011, 01:42 PM
Missed the first 4 sets but can someone explain to me why the french crowd was booing Fognini after the victory and as he walked off the court?? was it because of last year with Monfils?? or did he do something in this match at some point to deserve it?? or was it his reaction/showing no emotions after his win??

fabolous
05-29-2011, 01:42 PM
poor montanes, totally overwhelmed by the occasion. he had no clue what to do.

Best match in history of tennis, by far. Nothing will ever be close to this. So many fucking reasons its just not real. Fognini is my new idol, just not real. The guy is a monster. Fucking sick playboy guy, unreal.

Also a sick amount of money won which is always a plus.

Probably one of the happiest tennis days of my life.

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z105/ExcaliburII/fognini.png
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z105/ExcaliburII/fognini2.png


Just not real.
:worship:

Claroo
05-29-2011, 01:42 PM
My question to French speakers: how is "foot fault" in French? I heard it 5 times in the 16th game, I suppose it's a world record :D

Faute de pied :)

Li Ching Yuen
05-29-2011, 01:42 PM
Fognini completes his masterpiece with this match and in the same time tennis reaches it's peak. Legendary times we've just witnessed.

All that has to be said is that The Fog has taken over Rolland Garros.
Go home now, the tournament is over.
:worship:

superandy88
05-29-2011, 01:42 PM
Disgraceful, should be banned or at least fined. Monty would have won if not for cheating, I'm certain, though he should have closed it out earlier. I am never again rooting for Fognini, that was awful. Can't believe Monty shook that ****'s hand

I hink the rule is just for cramps... and the Fog strained his muscle...

Johnny_Bravo
05-29-2011, 01:43 PM
Well it's impossible to regulate really, isn't it? You can see that a player is cramping, but unless he says so who has the right to make that call?

I've seen a girl crying and still having to play,period.

v-money
05-29-2011, 01:43 PM
The Fog as a ballbasher is beautiful to watch. I think he should make that his new playing style.

That 5th set was probably the most drama-filled set in years. Montanes seemingly went from mental giant to chocker and Fognini was actually the level headed one, going for huge shots even when he looked out of it. Amazing stuff.

zerocool_
05-29-2011, 01:43 PM
Epic match! And Montanes proved once again that he is one of the dumbest players ever.

vexxx
05-29-2011, 01:43 PM
What a drama :lol: EPIC match! Montanes couldn't get easier chance for a QF at GS..

Fabio :worship: :worship:

ExcaliburII
05-29-2011, 01:43 PM
I really cant believe this. I made the biggest shouts of my life one after the other. Just plain sick. What a fucking legend

ExcaliburII
05-29-2011, 01:44 PM
And Fognini wasnt faking imo. He was really cramping. WHo would be so stupid to play like that when you are just 2 games away?

Action Jackson
05-29-2011, 01:44 PM
Missed the first 4 sets but can someone explain to me why the french crowd was booing Fognini after the victory and as he walked off the court?? was it because of last year with Monfils?? or did he do something in this match at some point to deserve it?? or was it his reaction/showing no emotions after his win??

They thought he was faking an injury, getting a massage during a service game will get some people off side.

Silver.
05-29-2011, 01:44 PM
Unbelievable. One of the most ridiculous last sets ever, how many footfaults were there? 10+ !? How funny would it be if this nutter ended Nole's streak? Hahahahahahaha. Fogna you legend :hearts:

DragonFlame
05-29-2011, 01:45 PM
The Fog is a legend, at 6-6 he strained his left leg muscle

You serious? :spit:

oneandonlyhsn
05-29-2011, 01:45 PM
What a fight from Fognini, all the naysayers :bigwave:
I dont know if he will have anything left in the tank for the next match

SVK
05-29-2011, 01:45 PM
Itīs actually Montanes who lost the match. Fognini was sometimes just staying in one place and bashing balls...Montanes still wasnīt able to beat him. Fogniniīs medical timeout and bad sportmaship is no excuse, especially when you could see that he canīt move at some points...Montanes just proved how mental he is.

Dead Net Cord
05-29-2011, 01:45 PM
One of the court there in Paris should be named "Fabio Fognini"

Aphex
05-29-2011, 01:45 PM
hahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahaha. ....
This

CCBH
05-29-2011, 01:45 PM
Terrible gamesmanship from Fabio, but what he did was well within the rules. Great fighting anyhow, but you've got to feel bad for Montanes for his epic choke and how much of a good sport he was.

Are you fucking kidding? The rule is no timeouts for cramps, unless it is related to something else. If he sits down, he forfeits the game.

Clearly he is a big buddy of the trainer who probably lied it was some career-threatening injury :rolleyes:. Horrible stuff, and rightly booed. Watch this mug not care and get destroyed by Djokovic.

TennisLurker
05-29-2011, 01:46 PM
Montaņes is the only Spanish player I really dislike since David Sanchez

Smoke944
05-29-2011, 01:46 PM
And Fognini wasnt faking imo. He was really cramping. WHo would be so stupid to play like that when you are just 2 games away?

Agreed, to think he was faking would be stupid and illogical.

emotion
05-29-2011, 01:46 PM
^ Montanes was biggest mental giant on tour 2009-2010. He's not awful now, though surely not as good, he's good at choking and winning anyways. Which he would have done today

n8
05-29-2011, 01:47 PM
Buahahahahahahahahahahahah. EPIC. Montanes is the biggest mug in the history of sport. He had a rival who couldn't move, yet he was only pushing :haha::haha::haha: Joke of a player. Kudos to Fognini for hanging in there :haha: The footfaults were hilarious :haha:
In all seriousness, walking bye into the QF :help:

That's exactly what I would do and I'm sure many others would too. With an injured opponent you want to get back as many balls as possible (therefore try extra hard not to miss, therefore push).

How could a professional hit that many foot faults?

guapogreg08
05-29-2011, 01:47 PM
i dont understand how anyone could ever be a fan of fognini's. and montanes is a massive dolt

Shirogane
05-29-2011, 01:47 PM
Funniest match I've seen since yesterday.

faute de pied
faute de pied
faute de pied
faute de pied

GSM Fognini

Javier Bardem
05-29-2011, 01:47 PM
hahaha why was the crowd booing him though? really great match, all the footfaults and then the amazing courage from Fognini with the outright winners. Brilliant match

starclimer
05-29-2011, 01:47 PM
He choked the 4th set, 5th set was not really his fault.

If wasting 5MP to an limping opponent who can't serve and move is not choking, what is?

Beforehand
05-29-2011, 01:48 PM
The best thing was Brian Early coming out to try to put an end to the MTO, and the physio just shrugging when he asked if it was cramps, and Fognini saying something to the effect of "I think I would know if it was cramps."

VolandriFan
05-29-2011, 01:48 PM
Are you fucking kidding? The rule is no timeouts for cramps, unless it is related to something else. If he sits down, he forfeits the game.

Clearly he is a big buddy of the trainer who probably lied it was some career-threatening injury :rolleyes:. Horrible stuff, and rightly booed. Watch this mug not care and get destroyed by Djokovic.

Taking a timeout for a muscle sprain, adductor strain or hip flexor injury is perfectly legal. Did Fabio tell you he was cramping? That is my issue here.

Obvious gamesmanship, but if you're injured and the rules say you can receive treatment, then why not?

karelduin
05-29-2011, 01:48 PM
Even Hollywood can't make a 5th set like this up, that was one epic match!

emotion
05-29-2011, 01:48 PM
hahaha why was the crowd booing him though? really great match, all the footfaults and then the amazing courage from Fognini with the outright winners. Brilliant match

The injury was clearly faked. It was a cramp. You can't take time out for cramps. Hence, cheating

ApproachShot
05-29-2011, 01:48 PM
If you want drama, then Fognini has certainly been the man to watch in this tournament. Montanes really should have won here but failed to exploit his opponent after injury similarly to how Berrer failed to take the advantage against Murray. Hats off to those who predicted Fog to reach the QFs!

ExcaliburII
05-29-2011, 01:48 PM
Fognini was serving under 100km/h? ANyone saw the serve speed stats in last few games?

cardio
05-29-2011, 01:49 PM
Reminded me Fognini - Monfils match last year. Fog had no business to win that match either , but he did. Footfaulting was hilarious. Also Fogs casual "I dont give a shit" body language in last games. Good entertainment it was.

TheBaker
05-29-2011, 01:49 PM
And Fognini wasnt faking imo. He was really cramping. WHo would be so genius to play like that when you are just 2 games away?

Fabio Fognini.

AnnaK_4ever
05-29-2011, 01:49 PM
What was that shit???

First of all, HUGE props to Fognini for not quitting and going for his shots till the very end. He is THE man.
As for Montanes no words can describe how retarded and utterly pathetic he played. Doing absolutely nothing but pushing against an opponent who, literally, wasn't able to move and serve? Really? REALLY???
And I thought Berrer's play vs Murray takes the cake in terms of uselessness... Boy, was I wrong!

Smoke944
05-29-2011, 01:49 PM
That's exactly what I would do and I'm sure many others would too. With an injured opponent you want to get back as many balls as possible (therefore try extra hard not to miss, therefore push).

How could a professional hit that many foot faults?

Well, due to his injury/cramping he obviously needed to push off differently on his serve, and I think that led to him sliding his front foot more than usual :shrug:

CCBH
05-29-2011, 01:50 PM
Thigh strain, really? Yeah, the way to deal with a muscle strain is to vigorously massage it :stupid:

TheBaker
05-29-2011, 01:50 PM
What a fight from Fognini, all the naysayers :bigwave:
I dont know if he will have anything left in the tank for the next match
fixed

ExcaliburII
05-29-2011, 01:50 PM
Anyone doubts this was best match ever? I cant remember anything similar. Maybe Gaudio vs Coria 2004 comes close second

Beforehand
05-29-2011, 01:51 PM
Second best thing: The announcer on the Tennis Channel feed was losing his mind; he was already pissed about the medical timeout, but then when Fognini kept footfaulting, the announcer was screaming "He's standing with his feet on the line! He's doing it on purpose! This is terrible behavior! It's the 4th round of a major!" He was livid.

VolandriFan
05-29-2011, 01:51 PM
Thigh strain, really? Yeah, the way to deal with a muscle strain is to vigorously massage it :stupid:

Fuck the specifics man. You're missing the point.

TheBaker
05-29-2011, 01:51 PM
One of the court there in Paris should be named "Fabio Fognini"

They should just rename it Fabio Fognini instead of Roland Garros.

heya
05-29-2011, 01:51 PM
the ignorant home fans and monty sycophants cried like hags and cute fabio had to apologize for winning against the loser.
it's not fabio's fault that nadal and monty aren't winning here. besides that, they should feel better because federer had lost easily to monty while everyone thought monty struggled in their bad tiebreak. lmfao

BK123
05-29-2011, 01:51 PM
Montanes doesn't deserve to win but honestly you do feel for him because that can really mess with your mind. Fognini should have default loss for cramping and cheating. The umpire failed big time. Then all the foot faulting and crowd cheering/booing/laughing just messed with him. Then Fognini pretending not to care and smashing winners everywhere.

emotion
05-29-2011, 01:52 PM
Second best thing: The announcer on the Tennis Channel feed was losing his mind; he was already pissed about the medical timeout, but then when Fognini kept footfaulting, the announcer was screaming "He's standing with his feet on the line! He's doing it on purpose! This is terrible behavior! It's the 4th round of a major!" He was livid.

I bet I'm livider. Disgraceful. It truly was. Hope Djokovic absolutely slaughters him.

timafi
05-29-2011, 01:52 PM
what a fucking match:speakles: :bowdown: having said that I still have never seen a ruling like that by an umpire:unsure:

fuck Nadal vs Isner;none of that moonballing vs aces shit:o

THAT was THE match of the 2011 Roland Garros for now:bowdown:

Action Jackson
05-29-2011, 01:53 PM
Anyone doubts this was best match ever? I cant remember anything similar. Maybe Gaudio vs Coria 2004 comes close second

Not even close to Gaudio/Coria, enjoy your betting win.

DragonFlame
05-29-2011, 01:53 PM
Taking a timeout for a muscle sprain, adductor strain or hip flexor injury is perfectly legal. Did Fabio tell you he was cramping? That is my issue here.

Obvious gamesmanship, but if you're injured and the rules say you can receive treatment, then why not?

Even if the medical timeout was legal, getting 10+ doublefaults as a professional to make your opponent even more nervous is downright being a prick and gamemanship. No offense but he should have recieved at least a warning for unsportsmanlike behaviour for this. The umpire had no clue what to do, obviously she should have issued a warning after the 5th Footfault or so.

This is not behaviour that should be tolerated. He deserves a fine, hopefully they will give him one.

tennishero
05-29-2011, 01:53 PM
how did i miss this, fuck you BBC! and grande fabio!

AnnaK_4ever
05-29-2011, 01:53 PM
That's exactly what I would do and I'm sure many others would too. With an injured opponent you want to get back as many balls as possible (therefore try extra hard not to miss, therefore push).

If you cowardly opts to push in this situation, at least do it with a good lentgh and/or close to sidelines.

smitty8
05-29-2011, 01:54 PM
If the chair ump had been a man, Fognini would've been defaulted from the match. I was shocked when she jumped out of the chair.

finishingmove
05-29-2011, 01:54 PM
They should just rename it Fabio Fognini instead of Roland Garros.

this

Smoke944
05-29-2011, 01:55 PM
Even if the medical timeout was legal, getting 10+ doublefaults as a professional to make your opponent even more nervous is downright being a prick and gamemanship. No offense but he should have recieved at least a warning for unsportsmanlike behaviour for this. The umpire had no clue what to do, obviously she should have issued a warning after the 5th Footfault or so.

This is not behaviour that should be tolerated. He deserves a fine, hopefully they will give him one.

You actually think he was footfaulting on purpose? :spit: :lol:

ExcaliburII
05-29-2011, 01:55 PM
Not even close to Gaudio/Coria, enjoy your betting win.

Because of the stage of Gaudio/Coria I guess you are saying so?

This had much more things in the match than Gaudio/Coria. If both were R16 matches this is ahead by a mile imo

DragonFlame
05-29-2011, 01:55 PM
Well, due to his injury/cramping he obviously needed to push off differently on his serve, and I think that led to him sliding his front foot more than usual :shrug:

Then you move back a few inches, it was obvious he was doing this on purpose. No excuses.

MayerFan
05-29-2011, 01:55 PM
Amazing result for tennis.

Montanes in the QF would be a travesty, a mockery of the sport.

This Fognini guy is a legend. 12 footfaults? Just unbelievable. What a legendary player.

Gagsquet
05-29-2011, 01:56 PM
Can't understand this craziness. MUG match. Awful player. CHEATER. He isn't a legend. And that match was epic but that was a comedy not a big tennis match.

helvet empire
05-29-2011, 01:57 PM
monfils can retire, fognini is the king of the clowns!!!!!

Johnny_Bravo
05-29-2011, 01:57 PM
It was a cramp. You can't take time out for cramps. Hence, cheating

this

v-money
05-29-2011, 01:57 PM
Does anyone have a theory as to why Fognini would be foot-faulting on purpose?

TheBaker
05-29-2011, 01:57 PM
You actually think he was footfaulting on purpose? :spit: :lol:

You don't?:haha:

Action Jackson
05-29-2011, 01:57 PM
Because of the stage of Gaudio/Coria I guess you are saying so?

This had much more things in the match than Gaudio/Coria. If both were R16 matches this is ahead by a mile imo

RG final, the loathing between them before that, one got nothing, the other supported all the way. Nothing will beat that drama and sheer nonsense.

This match was actually decent for the first 3 sets the RG final wasn't. The bigger stage always wins out.

asmazif
05-29-2011, 01:58 PM
Current replies to this and the Fed-Stan result threads respectively: 119 - 14 :lol:

emotion
05-29-2011, 01:58 PM
Amazing result for tennis.

Montanes in the QF would be a travesty, a mockery of the sport.

This Fognini guy is a legend. 12 footfaults? Just unbelievable. What a legendary player.

Monty shoulda handled it better
Thank god we haven't in any way had a mockery of tennis by Fognini. I hope he gets booed off the court after losing to Novak 6-0 6-0 6- (-1)

DragonFlame
05-29-2011, 01:58 PM
You actually think he was footfaulting on purpose? :spit: :lol:

Come on, look at his face. He obviously did it as either a joke or unnerving his opponent even further. Which idiot doesn't move back a few inches after being called 5 footfaults. Its just rediculous.

Riosreigned
05-29-2011, 01:58 PM
absolute weirdest match ever. Fognini is a weird guy but so talented. he looked ready to tank it but kept hitting amazing shots. he was barely trying, rolling in serves, foot faulting like a fool, but still playing winning tennis SOMEHOW. Montanes was playing like his life depended on it, so intense, but Fognini seemed to have some kind of mental edge like he knew he would beat his "friend" Montanes.

Look at this interview with Fognini, he calls Montanes one of his closest friends in tennis:

http://www.tennis-prose.com/articles/biofile-with-fabio-fognini/

Johnny_Bravo
05-29-2011, 01:59 PM
If the chair ump had been a man, Fognini would've been defaulted from the match. I was shocked when she jumped out of the chair.

:lol: she has a secret crush on FF :p

VolandriFan
05-29-2011, 02:00 PM
Current replies to this and the Fed-Stan result threads respectively: 119 - 14 :lol:

No one wants to talk about one Swiss man blowing another's cock when this legendary match just took place.

TheBaker
05-29-2011, 02:00 PM
Current replies to this and the Fed-Stan result threads respectively: 119 - 14 :lol:

Tht match was an even bigger joke than this. Stan should be ashamed of himself. what a pos he is.

emotion
05-29-2011, 02:00 PM
absolute weirdest match ever. Fognini is a weird guy but so talented. he looked ready to tank it but kept hitting amazing shots. he was barely trying, rolling in serves, foot faulting like a fool, but still playing winning tennis SOMEHOW. Montanes was playing like his life depended on it, so intense, but Fognini seemed to have some kind of mental edge like he knew he would beat his "friend" Montanes.

Look at this interview with Fognini, he calls Montanes one of his closest friends in tennis:

http://www.tennis-prose.com/articles/biofile-with-fabio-fognini/

wow, I wonder what he does to his enemies if he'd cheat his friend out of a Slam quarter and many thousands of dollars

Voo de Mar
05-29-2011, 02:01 PM
Additional weird circumstance connected with this epic is the fact that Montanes was known as a guy who hadn't lost matches being match point up and hadn't lost a 5-setter since Australian Open 2002 :lol:

Johnny_Bravo
05-29-2011, 02:01 PM
Does anyone have a theory as to why Fognini would be foot-faulting on purpose?

how many times did he foo faulted when it was obvious he's gonna lose- countless

and how many times did he do the same when serving for the match-once

i rest my case

Smoke944
05-29-2011, 02:01 PM
You don't?:haha:

Come on, look at his face. He obviously did it as either a joke or unnerving his opponent even further. Which idiot doesn't move back a few inches after being called 5 footfaults. Its just rediculous.

That's an interesting strategy but it still wastes a serve :lol: And he wouldn't want to hit second serves and let Montanes control the rally :p
Really who knows what he was thinking.

ballbasher101
05-29-2011, 02:01 PM
:lol: she has a secret crush on FF :p


The Fog is a ladies man, step aside Stepanek :lol:.

MayerFan
05-29-2011, 02:01 PM
Even if the medical timeout was legal, getting 10+ doublefaults as a professional to make your opponent even more nervous is downright being a prick and gamemanship. No offense but he should have recieved at least a warning for unsportsmanlike behaviour for this. The umpire had no clue what to do, obviously she should have issued a warning after the 5th Footfault or so.

This is not behaviour that should be tolerated. He deserves a fine, hopefully they will give him one.

Keep whining.

Nobody foot faults to bother his opponent. That's probably the most ludicrous statement I've ever read. Who would lose a first serve or a point to MAYBE affect his opponent if you can just serve an ace or not lose a point automatically?

Some people's stupidity knows no bounds.

TheBaker
05-29-2011, 02:01 PM
No one wants to talk about one Swiss man blowing another's cock when this legendary match just took place.

this

Action Jackson
05-29-2011, 02:01 PM
No one wants to talk about one Swiss man blowing another's cock.

You know it's bad when a gay guy doesn't want to know about blowing cock :)

Whoever didn't see this match needs to find a torrent to download this hilarity. Fat Albert was tight from *5-3, had so many chances to take it, his own fault for not getting it done.

UsD.AnDreS
05-29-2011, 02:02 PM
It would be great if someone could post a video of the match starting from the MTO.
That can be a solid movie award winner.

tennishero
05-29-2011, 02:03 PM
no cheating, fabio used all the tricks in the book. montanes got rooted like a mug.

finishingmove
05-29-2011, 02:03 PM
hopefully it will be on youtube

this has to be shown in classrooms

SVK
05-29-2011, 02:03 PM
how many times did he foo faulted when it was obvious he's gonna lose- countless

and how many times did he do the same when serving for the match-once

i rest my case

Why he didnīt footfault/doublefault on Montanesī MP and why he footfaulted/doublefaulted on his own MP then? :shrug:

emotion
05-29-2011, 02:04 PM
no cheating, fabio used all the tricks in the book. montanes got rooted like a mug.
Faking an injury is cheating.

TheBaker
05-29-2011, 02:04 PM
That's an interesting strategy but it still wastes a serve :lol: And he wouldn't want to hit second serves and let Montanes control the rally :p
Really who knows what he was thinking.

You assume rational thought applies to the Fog. Huge mistake. But actually his foot-faulting was a good strategy since it made Monty choke even harder. lol at Monty controlling the point. Every rally was either a monty error or the Fog slapping winners.

Misterman
05-29-2011, 02:04 PM
I think he was mortified by his Fake injury time out and the booing crowd and was more or less handing the match to Montanes (foot faults), without it looking like a tank. Montanes didn't take the bait.

alter ego
05-29-2011, 02:04 PM
how many times did he foo faulted when it was obvious he's gonna lose- countless

and how many times did he do the same when serving for the match-once

i rest my case

He foot faulted his 2nd match point. He obviouslly wasn't moving well atfter the MTO.

v-money
05-29-2011, 02:05 PM
how many times did he foo faulted when it was obvious he's gonna lose- countless

and how many times did he do the same when serving for the match-once

i rest my case

He footfaulted on a game point, at 8-9 I think, which was actually a double foot fault. Then he did it again on match point #2, so he was doing in even on important points and while ahead.

Johnny_Bravo
05-29-2011, 02:05 PM
The Fog is a ladies man, step aside Stepanek :lol:.

slow down tiger

sexy lips is one of those playas too :lol:

ExcaliburII
05-29-2011, 02:06 PM
People claiming he foot faulted on purpose are actually really stupid.

Riosreigned
05-29-2011, 02:06 PM
weirdest match i have ever seen. Fognini is the oddest ball in tennis. no doubt he falls in three quiet sets to Djokovic though.

Action Jackson
05-29-2011, 02:06 PM
It's up to the umpire to enforce the rules. Stolle called it an injustice that the Fog won.

Sapeod
05-29-2011, 02:06 PM
Why? Albert, why?? You had this match in your hands. Well, Fognini's blatant cheating cost you the match. Fognini is one of the most unsporting players I have ever seen. What a pathetic cheat. Poor Albert, had a great chance for a quarter-final. Still, a 4th round is great.

Anyway, I hope Fognini does this against Djokovic. The only players I don't mind being cheated against are Nadal and Djokovic. Fognini can cheat as much as he wants there. They deserve it for all the cheating they've done.

Legendary match, though.

MayerFan
05-29-2011, 02:07 PM
People claiming he foot faulted on purpose are actually really stupid.

Very.

Action Jackson
05-29-2011, 02:07 PM
weirdest match i have ever seen. Fognini is the oddest ball in tennis. no doubt he falls in three quiet sets to Djokovic though.

Not even close to the oddest ball in tennis. He has nothing on Koellerer and numerous others.

propi
05-29-2011, 02:07 PM
Congrats Fabio :bounce: I only hope he can be 100% healthy for next match...
Congrats Albert, 4th round is fine :o:help:

SVK
05-29-2011, 02:07 PM
People claiming he foot faulted on purpose are actually really stupid.

Not surprising as we are in General Messages.

out_here_grindin
05-29-2011, 02:07 PM
Really hope there is a replay and highlights of this up soon. Sorry I missed it

TheBaker
05-29-2011, 02:07 PM
No match is even worth watching after that.

MayerFan
05-29-2011, 02:08 PM
Why? Albert, why?? You had this match in your hands. Well, Fognini's blatant cheating cost you the match. Fognini is one of the most unsporting players I have ever seen. What a pathetic cheat. Poor Albert, had a great chance for a quarter-final. Still, a 4th round is great.

Anyway, I hope Fognini does this against Djokovic. The only players I don't mind being cheated against are Nadal and Djokovic. Fognini can cheat as much as he wants there. They deserve it for all the cheating they've done.

Legendary match, though.

Yeah. Montanes has never used sportsmanship.

Some people here have a very short memory.

Johnny_Bravo
05-29-2011, 02:08 PM
Why he didnīt footfault/doublefault on Montanesī MP and why he footfaulted/doublefaulted on his own MP then? :shrug:

if you ask me, he was foot faulting to be a drama queen when he knew he was eventually gonna lose considering the cramp

but when he see that he was actually gonna win it, he made only one during the game, while his average was 5 or 6 per game :lol:

Sapeod
05-29-2011, 02:08 PM
no cheating, fabio used all the tricks in the book. montanes got rooted like a mug.
Faking is cheating. Being an idiot like him is cheating. Fognini was a cheater here. If you can't see that, you are blind.

finishingmove
05-29-2011, 02:09 PM
of course he didn't foot fault on purpose, but timeouts during a game and for cramps shouldn't be allowed

Sapeod
05-29-2011, 02:09 PM
Yeah. Montanes has never used sportsmanship.

Some people here have a very short memory.
When did Montanes use sportsmanship? He's usually very very sporting. I must've missed that match.

TheBaker
05-29-2011, 02:09 PM
People claiming he foot faulted on purpose are actually really stupid.

People who think the Fog couldn't prevent himself from stepping over the baseline on his serves are even more mentally crippled than Montanes.

tennishero
05-29-2011, 02:09 PM
Faking an injury is cheating.

no its unsportsmanlike, cheating would be altering the score or sabotaging your opponent's chance. i.e roddick claiming the ball was out when it was clearly in.

Young 8
05-29-2011, 02:10 PM
Those who said that this match should have been a final are stupid. This match was a comedy not a legendary match. And fog was not dignified, he deserves to not play the quarter. Hope his injury was big.

http://www.agenziagrt.it/wp-content/contenuti/Zidane-Materazzi-001.jpg

Johnny_Bravo
05-29-2011, 02:10 PM
Those who said that this match should have been a final are stupid. This match was a comedy not a legendary match. And fog was not dignified, he deserves to not play the quarter. Hope his injury was big.

agree with the underlined part

heya
05-29-2011, 02:11 PM
if federer and nadal had to tape their thighs and double faulted while beating monty, the hypocrites would never stop calling them two of the best fighters, and heroic sporty stars.

tennishero
05-29-2011, 02:11 PM
Faking is cheating. Being an idiot like him is cheating. Fognini was a cheater here. If you can't see that, you are blind.

no. your british, everything is cheating for you. next. :wavey:

MayerFan
05-29-2011, 02:11 PM
When did Montanes use sportsmanship? He's usually very very sporting. I must've missed that match.

I wonder if you've actually watched ANY tennis match whatsoever, considering your posts...

Sapeod
05-29-2011, 02:12 PM
Albert deserved to be in the quarter-final instead.

Xristos
05-29-2011, 02:12 PM
Why were they booing at the end?

Young 8
05-29-2011, 02:13 PM
Albert deserved to be in the quarter-final instead.


Don't worry, Mugray will join him soon

DragonFlame
05-29-2011, 02:13 PM
Rediculous that you guys didn't see what the footfaulting did with montanes. Fognini hit some amazing balls and netcords to win this, but it was obvious the whole situation stunned montanes. His shots were mindless after the MTO and the footfaulting. Doing this at the french open had obvious effect.

Dream on in your world were a professional gets 10 footfaults by accident. :wavey:

Sapeod
05-29-2011, 02:13 PM
no. your british, everything is cheating for you. next. :wavey:
What does me being British have to do with anything? :scratch:
I wonder if you've actually watched ANY tennis match whatsoever, considering your posts...
I've watched hundreds of tennis matches, probably over a thousand :wavey:

v-money
05-29-2011, 02:13 PM
if federer and nadal had to tape their thighs and double faulted while beating monty, the hypocrites would never stop calling them two of the best fighters, and heroic sporty stars.

This man speaks the truth.

Action Jackson
05-29-2011, 02:13 PM
Of course the treatment shouldn't have been allowed during the game. The umpire could have refused it, but she was won over by the brooding looks of the Fog.

Sapeod
05-29-2011, 02:14 PM
Why were they booing at the end?
Fognini was being a prick.
Don't worry, Mugray will join him soon
Depends on his ankle.

freeandlonely
05-29-2011, 02:14 PM
:haha:

But I like Fognini's game itself.

.-Federers_Mate-.
05-29-2011, 02:14 PM
If you want to get your girlfriend involved with tennis, do her a favour and dont show her this match. How a low profile match like this made lenglen is questionable. Absolutely nothing positive to say here about this tennis tragedy. Wait i do! Novak will hang fogini out to dry in the next round. He will beat him from pillar to post.

Action Jackson
05-29-2011, 02:15 PM
Why were they booing at the end?

As I said earlier X-man, it was because they thought the Fog was faking an injury and shouldn't have got treatment not at a change of ends or end of game.

tealeaves
05-29-2011, 02:16 PM
Was that Alison lang umpiring the match?

Young 8
05-29-2011, 02:17 PM
Was that Alison lang umpiring the match?

No, Louise Engzell

MayerFan
05-29-2011, 02:18 PM
I've watched hundreds of tennis matches, probably over a thousand :wavey:

Does Virtua Tennis count as watching tennis now?

tennishero
05-29-2011, 02:18 PM
If you want to get your girlfriend involved with tennis, do her a favour and dont show her this match. How a low profile match like this made lenglen is questionable. Absolutely nothing positive to say here about this tennis tragedy. Wait i do! Novak will hang fogini out to dry in the next round. He will beat him from pillar to post.

go back to your nole match glory supportard.

Sapeod
05-29-2011, 02:19 PM
Fognini makes for some great entertainment, but he is an ass. They should disqualify him and place Montanes in the quarter-final instead. Don't they know blatant cheating when they see it?

straitup
05-29-2011, 02:19 PM
I can't believe I missed this classic :spit:...drama that only the Fog can produce

MayerFan
05-29-2011, 02:20 PM
If you want to get your girlfriend involved with tennis, do her a favour and dont show her this match. How a low profile match like this made lenglen is questionable. Absolutely nothing positive to say here about this tennis tragedy. Wait i do! Novak will hang fogini out to dry in the next round. He will beat him from pillar to post.

Who are you to define what's a tennis tragedy and what is not?

Sapeod
05-29-2011, 02:20 PM
Does Virtua Tennis count as watching tennis now?
No :stupid:

You've been here for a month and you're questioning whether I watch tennis? I watch tonnes of tennis matches, end of discussion.

MayerFan
05-29-2011, 02:21 PM
go back to your nole match glory supportard.

:lol:

Good one.

.-Federers_Mate-.
05-29-2011, 02:21 PM
I can't believe I missed this classic :spit:...drama that only the Fog can produce

:no: this post depresses me at the state of quality in GM. watch Isner vs Nadal, thats by far the most dramatic match of the tourney.get a grip.

Schu
05-29-2011, 02:21 PM
Shame on you fog: you are disrespectful.

Why? He played within the rules, it was obvious that he was cramping. If you have ever had cramps, you'd know they can seize quickly, can be very painful and can also be worked out.

I.m not a big fan of Fognini but kudos to him for pulling it out and Montanes :help:

And for those who will trash Fognini for lack of fitness - cramps are a physiological response to a chemical imbalance in the muscles - some people are just more prone to cramping no matter how fit they are.

Filo V.
05-29-2011, 02:22 PM
Sorprendente! Forza Fabio!

Young 8
05-29-2011, 02:22 PM
:no: this post depresses me at the state of quality in GM. watch Isner vs Nadal, thats by far the most dramatic match of the tourney.get a grip.

http://www.overclock.net/attachments/pc-games/202793d1301517868-i-have-confession-make-i-love-not-sure-if-serious.jpg

Action Jackson
05-29-2011, 02:24 PM
http://www.overclock.net/attachments/pc-games/202793d1301517868-i-have-confession-make-i-love-not-sure-if-serious.jpg

No, he doesn't watch anything outside the top 3.

.-Federers_Mate-.
05-29-2011, 02:27 PM
No, he doesn't watch anything outside the top 3.

Go watch terrible players who struggle to earn money/stay at hotels, fight and cheat on outside courts with noone watching. clown

careergrandslam
05-29-2011, 02:28 PM
these spanish mugs are utterly useless.

montanes, nadal, verdasco, lopez, andujar, etc are all a bunch of chokers, mugs and jokes.

barahmasa
05-29-2011, 02:28 PM
Even if the medical timeout was legal, getting 10+ doublefaults as a professional to make your opponent even more nervous is downright being a prick and gamemanship. No offense but he should have recieved at least a warning for unsportsmanlike behaviour for this. The umpire had no clue what to do, obviously she should have issued a warning after the 5th Footfault or so.

This is not behaviour that should be tolerated. He deserves a fine, hopefully they will give him one.

WTF are you talking about you big dolt? Why on earth should someone be warned about making double faults!? If that was the case guys like Taylor Dent would never be allowd to play pro matches... :confused:

And yes Fognini had no bussines stoping the match because of the cramps, it was totally unfair :o

SVK
05-29-2011, 02:29 PM
Who are you to define what's a tennis tragedy and what is not?

He is just a shameless gloryhunter who thinks that heīs somebody just because he is rooting for TOP players:shrug:

TheBaker
05-29-2011, 02:29 PM
Go watch terrible players who struggle to earn money/stay at hotels, fight and cheat on outside courts with noone watching. clown

You are better than these player?

Jimnik
05-29-2011, 02:29 PM
Loved it. Very entertaining match.

First chance I've had to acknowledge what all this Fog fuss is about.

jmjhb
05-29-2011, 02:29 PM
Fed's Mate and Word Life talking utter rot as usual, nothing ever changes.

Hurley
05-29-2011, 02:30 PM
Go watch terrible players who struggle to earn money/stay at hotels, fight and cheat on outside courts with noone watching. clown

So, you're...conceding his point, then?

v-money
05-29-2011, 02:30 PM
Go watch terrible players who struggle to earn money/stay at hotels, fight and cheat on outside courts with noone watching. clown

You are an ignorant person. :o

careergrandslam
05-29-2011, 02:31 PM
No, he doesn't watch anything outside the top 3.

most people on this forum only follow one or two players.

i only follow and care about nadal.

tennis = nadal

Young 8
05-29-2011, 02:31 PM
Go watch terrible players who struggle to earn money/stay at hotels, fight and cheat on outside courts with noone watching. clown

http://www.ourspacer.com/images/graphics/celeb-demotivational-posters/You-MAD.jpg

Jimnik
05-29-2011, 02:31 PM
Feel sorry for Monty. So many regrets in that final set.

TheBaker
05-29-2011, 02:32 PM
There is no point in arguing with a person who would rather watch Fed get jerked off than a quality tennis match (not necessarily this one).

barahmasa
05-29-2011, 02:32 PM
No one wants to talk about one Swiss man blowing another's cock when this legendary match just took place.

If all this talk about Fognini cheating makes you proud then I'm happy for you and your fellow countryman ;)

SVK
05-29-2011, 02:32 PM
http://www.ourspacer.com/images/graphics/celeb-demotivational-posters/You-MAD.jpg

:haha::haha:

DragonFlame
05-29-2011, 02:32 PM
Why? He played within the rules, it was obvious that he was cramping. If you have ever had cramps, you'd know they can seize quickly, can be very painful and can also be worked out.

I.m not a big fan of Fognini but kudos to him for pulling it out and Montanes :help:

And for those who will trash Fognini for lack of fitness - cramps are a physiological response to a chemical imbalance in the muscles - some people are just more prone to cramping no matter how fit they are.

Sweetheart, read up on the rules. Cramping is NOT a legitimate reason for getting a medical timeout. ;) It's something that happens when you get fatigued. Montanes was the fitter player out there and was served injustice for fognini getting a medical timeout.

TheBaker
05-29-2011, 02:32 PM
most people on this forum only follow one or two players.

i only follow and care about nadal.

tennis = nadal

Go post on a nadal message board then. This is a forum for tennis fans of which you are clearly not one.

delboy
05-29-2011, 02:33 PM
joke officiating but hey what can you do. Fog is a **** and rightly booed but Monty is an embarresment for losing that.

Filo V.
05-29-2011, 02:33 PM
Fabio e il migliore!

careergrandslam
05-29-2011, 02:33 PM
montanes match pretty much sums up the state of spain and spanish sportsmen.

Sonja1989
05-29-2011, 02:35 PM
Quite good quality match, congrats Fognini! :hatoff:

Poor Montanes! :bigcry: What happened to him mentally?

Action Jackson
05-29-2011, 02:36 PM
Ok, time to get this thread back on track. We know what Fed's Mate (Djokovic's mate) is like, so no need to engage in flaming.

Says more than enough.
http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/0bXp9Yzed32Bi/610x.jpg

Fog giving the bedroom eyes.

http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/06NFg6X69VdgN/610x.jpg

http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/01I290Fbpe3FQ/x610.jpg

ExcaliburII
05-29-2011, 02:37 PM
Go watch terrible players who struggle to earn money/stay at hotels, fight and cheat on outside courts with noone watching. clown

lol. You dont like tennis at all.

ExcaliburII
05-29-2011, 02:38 PM
where you getting the pics from AJ?

Misterman
05-29-2011, 02:38 PM
He footfaulted on purpose. Too many to be an accident. He didn't step OVER the line when serving, he was standing ON the line. A ten yr old wouldn't do that. It was on purpose.

Action Jackson
05-29-2011, 02:38 PM
Come on children, time to talk about the match, the sheanigans and the like. Don't want to have to close this thread to purge the rubbish.

jonathancrane
05-29-2011, 02:39 PM
Mugtaņes :haha:
Epic match, timeless classic

Fabio, you're a disgusting cheater. Now I understand Robredo :awww:

Young 8
05-29-2011, 02:40 PM
http://estaticos.marca.com/imagenes/2011/05/29/tenis/roland_garros/1306672453_extras_mosaico_noticia_1_g_1.jpg

Action Jackson
05-29-2011, 02:41 PM
Pablin, you can right click on the pics for properties, all there.

http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/0aTTeQ1dq8bPv/610x.jpg

Action Jackson
05-29-2011, 02:42 PM
Mugtaņes :haha:
Epic match, timeless classic

Fabio, you're a disgusting cheater. Now I understand Robredo :awww:

As for Fabio being a cheater, he and Robredo are from the same cloth.

Jimnik
05-29-2011, 02:42 PM
Two beautiful, contrasting and effective BH techniques. Nice to watch.

bornnl
05-29-2011, 02:43 PM
epic match!
Dumb rules that you cant call medical timeout for cramps!
Rediculus

delboy
05-29-2011, 02:46 PM
epic match!
Dumb rules that you cant call medical timeout for cramps!
Rediculus

the fog can :worship:

Voo de Mar
05-29-2011, 02:47 PM
Fabio, you're a disgusting cheater. Now I understand Robredo :awww:

Robredo did exactly the same thing (which Fognini today) serving at 5:3 (15-40) in the 5th set of the Barcelona final against Gaudio in 2004. After the treatment won 4 points in a row and the tournament.

Action Jackson
05-29-2011, 02:47 PM
Go watch terrible players who struggle to earn money/stay at hotels, fight and cheat on outside courts with noone watching. clown

Last comment on this subject. You do know Federer and Nadal played Futures events, which weren't packed, yes even them and Djokovic played challengers once. Djokovic qualified for AO when he was 17, there weren't many there, but you want to gloryhunt. Why not just talk about the players you like instead of flaming people who like the sport and watch a wide variety of players.

mystic ice cube
05-29-2011, 02:48 PM
Incredible match! Fognini :worship:

jcreback
05-29-2011, 02:51 PM
Sweetheart, read up on the rules. Cramping is NOT a legitimate reason for getting a medical timeout. ;) It's something that happens when you get fatigued. Montanes was the fitter player out there and was served injustice for fognini getting a medical timeout.

Did he actually call for one? He stood behind the baseline forever, got the time violation warning, then the chair came out and gave him the timeout. Horrible officiating, but if the chair tells him to take a time out, is he supposed to say no to it?

The Magician
05-29-2011, 02:53 PM
This thread is almost as dramatic as the match :lol:

Nothing wrong with cheating and being a prick, as long as everyone knows you are one. Tennis needs it's bad boys, I just don't like pricks who act like saints in the media. That's why I love crazy Dani and the Fog but dislike Nadull and Fakervic.

The Fog may not be the biggest prick on the tour, but his game which makes him look like he doesn't even want to be there make him something special :yeah:

Sapeod
05-29-2011, 02:54 PM
You're a dick Fog, but you're entetaining, so I kinda forgive you.

heya
05-29-2011, 02:54 PM
federer feels better ...he actually called djoker a cheating quitter and cried when he finally lost to a tired nadal. the irony of a top tennis hero is as breathtaking as murray admitting his falling on clay looked bad and that he couldn't handle seeing himself on the replay. his mouth 'moved in slow motion' after he pounded hard on his pale girly ankle.

yesh222
05-29-2011, 02:55 PM
Has anyone found anything from Fognini's post-match press conference/interview? I'd be very interested in what both he and Montanes said.

jonathancrane
05-29-2011, 02:58 PM
As for Fabio being a cheater, he and Robredo are from the same cloth.

Of course Robredo is a cheater too, no doubts about it.

Robredo did exactly the same thing (which Fognini today) serving at 5:3 (15-40) in the 5th set of the Barcelona final against Gaudio in 2004. After the treatment won 4 points in a row and the tournament.

Against Kohli with the wrong mark was blatant too.

superandy88
05-29-2011, 02:58 PM
It's confirmed that he had a muscle injury... NOT cramps.
So the injury-timeout was totally legal.
90% chanche he won't be playing on Tuesday though.

Action Jackson
05-29-2011, 03:00 PM
It's confirmed that he had a muscle injury... NOT cramps.
So the injury-timeout was totally legal.
90% chanche he won't be playing on Tuesday though.

Maestro, do you have a source for that please?

v-money
05-29-2011, 03:03 PM
It's confirmed that he had a muscle injury... NOT cramps.
So the injury-timeout was totally legal.
90% chanche he won't be playing on Tuesday though.

Good news that he technically didn't break any rules, but obviously bad news at the same time. Hope he's able to get out there. Roland Garros QF may be the best result he'll have, it wouldn't be the same if he doesn't play.

superandy88
05-29-2011, 03:04 PM
Maestro, do you have a source for that please?

Pierfrancesco Parra, an italian doctor who works with the italian tennis federation and is in Paris said it a few minuts ago. ;)

Young 8
05-29-2011, 03:04 PM
Maestro, do you have a source for that please?

Italian website

http://www.ubitennis.com/sport/tennis/2011/05/29/514397-fognini_posto_nella_storia.shtml
Intanto il dott. Parra ha precisato che la zona interessata dell'infortunio di Fognini č il retto femorale (non si sa ancora se si tratti di strappo o stiramento). Quarti di finale in serio pericolo.


Ore 16.15: Aggiornamento sulle condizioni di Fognini: il dott. Parra dice che "difficilmente ce la farā a scendere in campo nei quarti di finale". Come s'era capito, non si trattava di crampi, ma di un sospetto strappo. Fabio da parte sua ha aggiunto: "Per il momento sento molto dolore. Sentivo giā qualcosa in precedenza alla gamba, ma non ho mai pensato di mollare. Sono molto felice, ora penso ad andare in hotel e cercare di capire bene di cosa si tratti. Dal 5-5 del quinto mi sono detto: o la va o la spacca!"

.-Federers_Mate-.
05-29-2011, 03:05 PM
Good news that he technically didn't break any rules, but obviously bad news at the same time. Hope he's able to get out there. Roland Garros QF may be the best result he'll have, it wouldn't be the same if he doesn't play.

Do you really want him playing Nole :lol:

He will get demolished.

heya
05-29-2011, 03:05 PM
lol they had to squeal about federer's 'superiority' and kiss the federer lover roddick because he promoted federer and usa davis cup. it's ok that fed avoided davis cup because he's the role model for booing fedlovers.

Action Jackson
05-29-2011, 03:05 PM
Thanks for that Young and superandy. It's appreciated.

Corey Feldman
05-29-2011, 03:06 PM
starting to like this Fognini :lol::worship:

foot fault king lolz

v-money
05-29-2011, 03:08 PM
Do you really want him playing Nole :lol:

He will get demolished.

Yeah, I want him to play Nole, even if he does get demolished. Otherwise Nadal, Fed and Djokovic would get walkovers through most of the early rounds of tournaments.

superandy88
05-29-2011, 03:10 PM
It's a strained muscle, so the 85% of the posters in this thread completaly fucked up :worship:

Champion number 1
05-29-2011, 03:11 PM
Epic from Fognini. What a fogging match that was.