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Doha SF: (1) Rafael Nadal vs Gael Monfils

Rafa is the GOAT
01-05-2012, 06:49 PM
I'm going with Rafa in 2 6-3 6-3

Certinfy
01-05-2012, 06:51 PM
Monfils in 3.

Naudio Spanlatine
01-05-2012, 06:51 PM
this match is gonna be heaven:drool: :drool: :drool:

Stronga23
01-05-2012, 06:54 PM
Gael in a third-set breaker to continue his Doha dominance.

Naudio Spanlatine
01-05-2012, 06:55 PM
GAME ON MONFILSFANATIC:rocker2:

JediFed
01-05-2012, 06:56 PM
Monfils in 3 in 5 hours and 32 minutes. :eek:

Ash86
01-05-2012, 06:56 PM
Gael looked awesome against Troicki & Rafa looked great against Youzhny so hopefully should be a fantastic match. Could see it going either way. Hope it's competitive & we see arguably the two most athletic players on tour showing us some of their skills. Good match up. :)

Naudio Spanlatine
01-05-2012, 06:58 PM
Im so excited im getting horny off of this matchup:devil: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :drool:

:sport: :sport: :sport:

Stronga23
01-05-2012, 06:59 PM
Im so excited im getting horny off of this matchup:devil: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :drool:

:sport: :sport: :sport:

;):smooch::hug::hug:

alter ego
01-05-2012, 07:02 PM
It's going to be intrested to see how Monfils is going to play this match. Will he come so often at the net as he has done throught the tournament? will he stay 5 m behing the baseline? will he be aggresive from the baseline?

Johnny Groove
01-05-2012, 07:12 PM
Both guys playing at a high level here, Monfils has beaten Nadal in the SF in Doha in 09, so there is precedent.

simplet
01-05-2012, 07:20 PM
Both guys playing at a high level here, Monfils has beaten Nadal in the SF in Doha in 09, so there is precedent.

Yep, only to lose against his pigeon Roddick in the final. Monfils in a nutshell.

Gillouthe best
01-05-2012, 07:22 PM
Rafa in two very tight sets.

gators0708
01-05-2012, 07:25 PM
Monfils in a 3 set classic! ALLEZZZ

yuri27
01-05-2012, 07:31 PM
Monfils is crap against top players so Nadal in 2.

viruzzz
01-05-2012, 08:03 PM
Rafa in 2, but I think so many people, including RafaFans think Monfils will win this.

samanosuke
01-05-2012, 08:51 PM
circus for free

MuzzahLovah
01-05-2012, 08:56 PM
Le Monf is too clownish for to score and upset. Nadal in 3.

Monfils
01-05-2012, 10:09 PM
Monfils haters are here as usual ...

Gaël can do it,i would say him in 2. It will depend of his serve ...

Sunset of Age
01-05-2012, 10:17 PM
If Monfils manages to keep his head screwed on tight during the entirety of the match, he might have a chance. He played pretty well today.
Rafa actually played very well today and as he's been elevating his level of play with every match, I trust Rafa to take this in two, maybe three if Monfils manages to play out-of-his-mind for one set.

HKz
01-05-2012, 10:21 PM
Both playing very well, however, Monfils certainly has the game to bother Nadal. I think Nadal in 3, but I certainly won't be surprised if Monfils takes this.

Topspindoctor
01-05-2012, 11:53 PM
Nadal 7-6 6-4

BroTree123
01-06-2012, 03:16 AM
Im so excited im getting horny off of this matchup:devil: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :drool:

:sport: :sport: :sport:

:secret:That's kinda hot :devil:

Naudio Spanlatine
01-06-2012, 03:47 AM
:secret:That's kinda hot :devil:

:secret:dont tell anyone i was masturbating in heaven for hours:devil:

EddieNero
01-06-2012, 06:25 AM
One of the worst match-ups possible between top 10. Monfils will try to outmoonball Nadal staying 10 meters behind the baseline,while Nadal is going to tire him out and execute eventually.
Remember he coudn't even beat the worst Crapdal of all time at USO 2009.

Nadal 7-6 6-2

Puschkin
01-06-2012, 07:50 AM
Head: Rafa
Heart: Gael. Allez!

GSMnadal
01-06-2012, 07:53 AM
Nadal 6-2 6-4

Sorry Gael :hug: Better luck next time

Sophocles
01-06-2012, 10:37 AM
Nadal in straights. Monfils can trouble him but Nadal is in form, motivated, yet to suffer a beating from Djoker this season, & will win the big points.

yuri27
01-06-2012, 10:58 AM
It's funny how many Monfils fanboys seem to think that the only reason preventing him of winning big titles and match the top players is that he is too clownish on the court and that he doesn't know how to construct points.
That's bullshite if you ask me.
There are other reasons which are probably even more important:
-poor rally FH (strange technique) and a not so consistent attacking FH
-poor net play
-average BH
-poor touch (crap at drop shots for example)

Let's compare him to the top 4 without even taking account of the point construction stuff:

vs Djoker:

-Djoker has a way better BH, a much better and more consistent FH,a far better ROS,a better touch(much better drop shots for example),a better defense and a slightly better net play.
-Monfils has a better serve and is perhaps a slightly better athlete

vs Federer:

-Federer has a way better FH, a better BH,a better serve,a far better touch,an as good defense and a way better net play.
-Monfils is perhaps a slightly better athlete and that's it.

vs Nadal:

-Nadal has a way better FH, a better BH(especially at passing shots),a better defense and a slightly better net play.
-Monfils has a better serve.


vs Murray:

-Murray has a way better BH, a much better touch,a better net play, a way better ROS and has an equally as good FH (it's much more consistent than Monfils's FH which makes up for the fact Monfils's one is deadlier when he goes for it)
-Monfils has a better serve and is a better athlete.

Looner
01-06-2012, 11:24 AM
^^
Yeah, yeah, we get it. You hate Monfils. Did not even bother reading past Fed has a better BH and I am huge RF fan. I am not saying he'll win but give the guy a break. Any tall and strong opponent with solid groundies has a chance against Nadull if he's on and aggressive.

Mae
01-06-2012, 11:26 AM
Vamos Rafa :)

Gillouthe best
01-06-2012, 11:27 AM
Monfils has a good FH and his volleying skills aren't so bad, I think you are being biased there. Gael for sure has a better FH than Andy.

yuri27
01-06-2012, 01:05 PM
^^
Yeah, yeah, we get it. You hate Monfils. Did not even bother reading past Fed has a better BH and I am huge RF fan. I am not saying he'll win but give the guy a break. Any tall and strong opponent with solid groundies has a chance against Nadull if he's on and aggressive.

You're a strange Federer fan then :eek::haha:
Federer's BH is obviously better than Monfils's BH.
Hell, they are even a lot of people who think that Fed's BH is better than Gasquet's BH(see the poll "who has the best one-handed BH ever?" in this board).

yuri27
01-06-2012, 01:08 PM
Monfils has a good FH and his volleying skills aren't so bad, I think you are being biased there. Gael for sure has a better FH than Andy.

Comparatively to the top players(particularly Federer and Murray), they are bad,sorry.
And i'm not so sure about Monfils's forehand being better than Andy's.
Monfils's attacking FH is very very inconsistent and his rally FH is perhaps even worse than Andy's rally FH (very strange technique and timing).