Wimbledon R1: [9] Monfils def. Bachinger 6-4 7-6(4) 6-3

Filo V.
06-20-2011, 02:31 PM
Not a great performance from Gael, but quite frankly Bachinger isn't that good, lacks real weapons and the Frenchman was never in any danger of losing. Gael moved excellently and hit some good passing shots, served big and returned well. Congrats to him on the win.

Filo V.
06-20-2011, 02:32 PM
Bachinger went to the net at really bad times pretty often, I don't think he had much clue on how to win points consistently. Gael was quite good at the net in the match. Gael will need to be forward moving and use the net and his speed in an offensive way if he wants to do damage here.

06-20-2011, 02:39 PM
Routine whatever. Survive and advance.

06-20-2011, 03:26 PM
Not a great match from Gael, but we all know that he can play better and increase his level when it's necessary (see his match against Ferrer at the French Open after some bad first rounds).