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Canada DC captain taking shot at Monfils.

Stronga23
02-01-2012, 04:52 AM
Is this guy serious? Whens the last time Canada had a Top 20 player let alone four in the Top 16. Come talk to me when Raonic reaches World No.7 2 MS Finals 3 GS Quarterfinals and a GS semifinal. Not to mention that Gael has won five of his last 6 DC ties including wins over Nalbandian, Ferrer, and Tipsarevic and his only loss came to Djokovic right before Nole went on his massive run.

http://www.theprovince.com/sports/Canada+Davis+team+aims+exploit+France+soft+spot/6081599/story.html

BroTree123
02-01-2012, 04:54 AM
That's so mean, why does everyone hate Monfils -__-.

Stronga23
02-01-2012, 04:56 AM
That's so mean, why does everyone hate Monfils -__-.

Look the guy is beyond frustrating but we all know he is a Top 5 player at his best. Unfortunately that only happens in France and Doha.

BroTree123
02-01-2012, 04:58 AM
Look the guy is beyond frustrating but we all know he is a Top 5 player at his best. Unfortunately that only happens in France and Doha.

He is awesome to watch when he's on fire... and I know he's also an incredibly frustrating player to be a fan of, I've been there myself. But you know, it's not fair to bash Monfils like that. Why don't people pick on other worse mugs like Troicki?

Naudio Spanlatine
02-01-2012, 04:59 AM
What a hater this guy is, jealousy is a bitch isn't it?:rolleyes:

Stronga23
02-01-2012, 05:04 AM
What a hater this guy is, jealousy is a bitch isn't it?:rolleyes:

He just wishes he could be Gael ;)

Stronga23
02-01-2012, 05:05 AM
He is awesome to watch when he's on fire... and I know he's also an incredibly frustrating player to be a fan of, I've been there myself. But you know, it's not fair to bash Monfils like that. Why don't people pick on other worse mugs like Troicki?

I know Troicki doesnt even have great results like Monfils and he doesnt get hated on like Gael does.

LleytonMonfils
02-01-2012, 05:08 AM
I welcome it. I'd love to see it light a fire under Monfils ass. I do think he has trouble with inspiration at times so if this does the trick hell yea! Bad move by Canada.

Naudio Spanlatine
02-01-2012, 05:09 AM
He just wishes he could be Gael ;)

Im sure he can teach his players how to do acrobatics while hitting with tremendous power like Monfils can in every surface:haha:

jmf07
02-01-2012, 05:13 AM
:shrug: Isn't he saying the truth though? He is not denying Gael's talent but as everyone knows Monfils is a very beatable opponent when he gets in the mood.

Stronga23
02-01-2012, 05:15 AM
:shrug: Isn't he saying the truth though? He is not denying Gael's talent but as everyone knows Monfils is a very beatable opponent when he gets in the mood.

He will regret his words next weekend believe me theres nothing Gael loves more than playing for his country.

MaratandMilos
02-01-2012, 05:20 AM
Monfils is an incredibly talented flake. He's not saying anything we don't already know.

Sure, Monfils will beat Milos if he plays his best, but who knows what you're going to get from the guy from match to match (or even game to game)?

Stronga23
02-01-2012, 05:25 AM
Monfils is an incredibly talented flake. He's not saying anything we don't already know.

Sure, Monfils will beat Milos if he plays his best, but who knows what you're going to get from the guy from match to match (or even game to game)?

Gael is a different player in Davis Cup then he is in regular tour events. Should be a good match though its not like I hate Raonic I am just getting sick of tennis analysts bashing Monfils 24/7. Theres other players like Troicki that deserve to get bashed as well.

Mystique
02-01-2012, 05:26 AM
:shrug: He was just saying the truth wasnt he?
He said Monfils when on fire can win any tournament, any week. But he often has off-performances. And playing Monfils when he goes mentally AWOL is a good deal. This is just the truth.

Stronga23
02-01-2012, 05:27 AM
:shrug: He was just saying the truth wasnt he?
He said Monfils when on fire can win any tournament, any week. But he often has off-performances. And playing Monfils when he goes mentally AWOL is a good deal. This is just the truth.

And who does he have on the Canadian team thats better than Gael?? Exactly my point is that you shouldnt be taking shots at other players if you cant back it up.

Also its not just him everybody likes to hate on Gael because they dont and will never understand his personality.

Mystique
02-01-2012, 05:34 AM
And who does he have on the Canadian team thats better than Gael?? Exactly my point is that you shouldnt be taking shots at other players if you cant back it up.

Chill pal. All he said was because Monfils has a history of mental walkabouts, he HOPES he will have one during the tie. Thats all. He wasnt insulting Gael as you are making out of it.

And, you dont need to be a better player to beat your opponent. You just need to play better on the day.

Stronga23
02-01-2012, 05:41 AM
Chill pal. All he said was because Monfils has a history of mental walkabouts, he HOPES he will have one during the tie. Thats all. He wasnt insulting Gael as you are making out of it.

And, you dont need to be a better player to beat your opponent. You just need to play better on the day.

Sorry :hug: Wasnt trying to start an argument just taking up for my guy thats all dont have too many other Monfils fans on MTF :sad:

Mystique
02-01-2012, 05:54 AM
Sorry :hug: Wasnt trying to start an argument just taking up for my guy thats all dont have too many other Monfils fans on MTF :sad:

aww....I understand :hug:
I am sure Gael will replicate his Doha performance more time this year, especially in Paris ;) And so will Jo :D

tennis2tennis
02-01-2012, 06:01 AM
he said the monfils has the capacity to win and does win but is volatile....most would agree with that assessment but to make it before a DC tie is stupid esp if monfils goes on to kick ass

Kat_YYZ
02-01-2012, 06:07 AM
Gael is a different player in Davis Cup then he is in regular tour events. Should be a good match though its not like I hate Raonic I am just getting sick of tennis analysts bashing Monfils 24/7. Theres other players like Troicki that deserve to get bashed as well.

They are not playing against Troicki in the Davis Cup next week. Just randomly bashing Viktor Troicki propos of nothing -- now that would be mean. :p

Anyways they are trying to drum up support and excitement among Canadians for the match. It's normal :shrug: People aren't going to come if they the guy says 'we don't have a prayer.'

MuzzahLovah
02-01-2012, 06:16 AM
Tsonga has a lot off days as well, and Gasquet... well. And now Simon is in a funk. Only Benneteau seems to be on the consistent upswing.

DanaKz
02-01-2012, 06:19 AM
:rolleyes: The soft spot in this team is Jo. Jo hates playing vs big servers (Karlovic, Guccione).

tektonac
02-01-2012, 07:05 AM
Martin Laundry :facepalm:

Farenhajt
02-01-2012, 08:48 AM
Monfils forum (if it even exists).

samanosuke
02-01-2012, 08:52 AM
The comment was spot on . Biggest problem is how somebody can have a nick MonfilsFanatic . This deserves discussion

barbadosan
02-01-2012, 08:55 AM
And who does he have on the Canadian team thats better than Gael?? Exactly my point is that you shouldnt be taking shots at other players if you cant back it up.

Also its not just him everybody likes to hate on Gael because they dont and will never understand his personality.

For Pete's sake, no need to be so over-sensitive. The guy made a statement that everybody and his mate know is the gospel truth. Since when is stating a plainly evident truism defined as hatred? sheesh

julia_gu
02-01-2012, 08:56 AM
Monfils is an awesome guy
He must be jealous and he will regret saying these

VolandriFan
02-01-2012, 09:40 AM
While he is being honest, it's probably nice to show some respect to a top 20 player.

scoobs
02-01-2012, 09:43 AM
Really dumb. If I'm Monfils and I hear of this (and he will), then I now have a point to prove and a little extra incentive to go out and kick some Canadian butt. And the captain is underestimating Monfils if he thinks the Frenchman can't go out and do that.

156mphserve
02-01-2012, 10:01 AM
do we have to read about it everytime you think someone is taking a shot at Monfils?

barbadosan
02-01-2012, 10:25 AM
Really dumb. If I'm Monfils and I hear of this (and he will), then I now have a point to prove and a little extra incentive to go out and kick some Canadian butt. And the captain is underestimating Monfils if he thinks the Frenchman can't go out and do that.

So it'll be like when Greig said England would make the Windies grovel, and we turned around and dealt out a 5-0 blackwash - but the ribbing and the slashes across the bows are part of sport - makes it interesting.

timafi
02-01-2012, 12:57 PM
good grief as much as it pains me but that ratfucker is right about Monfils playing with his ass instead of his brain;groundies and heart many many many times.

I hope Gael has pride in him and if he does;I hope someone in his camp shows this to get so that he gets going and beats the fuck out out those maple syrup folks :shrug:

delboy
02-01-2012, 01:35 PM
If [Gael] Monfils gets to play, he said of the world No. 13, we all know hes beatable. He can win a tournament any *given week, but hes had his share of counter-performances. Hopefully, its one of those weeks.

Was that it? I don't see anything wrong with what he said and I doubt le monf could care less.

thrust
02-01-2012, 04:59 PM
That's so mean, why does everyone hate Monfils -__-.

Unfortunately, he is telling the truth.

_maxi
02-01-2012, 05:01 PM
I dont see anything wrong with what the captain said.

Sunset of Age
02-01-2012, 05:02 PM
Nothing wrong with what he said at all.
Some fans should grow a thicker skin.

Stronga23
02-01-2012, 05:02 PM
I dont see anything wrong with what the captain said.

He doesnt have any respect for Monfils like alot of people in the tennis world. Thats what was wrong with it.

Stronga23
02-01-2012, 05:05 PM
Nothing wrong with what he said at all.
Some fans should grow a thicker skin.

Excuse me but my favorite players dont have a 26 combined GS and so you dont know what your talking about. I will defend Monfils till the day I die whether people like it or not I dont give a shit. You know I am right tennis analysts(Bodo,Tignor,Gilbert,etc.) all take there shots at Gael and I am fucking tired of it.

Deivid23
02-01-2012, 05:10 PM
Monfils will get more respect when, for instance, he gives up pumping his chest after winning a set only to fold like a cheap tent in the next two sets

Stronga23
02-01-2012, 05:11 PM
Monfils will get more respect when, for instance, he gives up pumping his chest after winning a set only to fold like a cheap tent in the next two sets

When you beat Rafael Nadal twice in straight sets you deserve some respect.

Deivid23
02-01-2012, 05:13 PM
When you beat Rafael Nadal twice in straight sets you deserve some respect.

Youre too big of a nuthugger to waste time with for my taste, mate, but I wish you have fun with the thread ;)

Sunset of Age
02-01-2012, 05:16 PM
Excuse me but my favorite players dont have a 26 combined GS and so you dont know what your talking about. I will defend Monfils till the day I die whether people like it or not I dont give a shit. You know I am right tennis analysts(Bodo,Tignor,Gilbert,etc.) all take there shots at Gael and I am fucking tired of it.

The ONLY thing this captain said is that Monfils might be beatable because he tends to have more than a decent share of mental walkabouts. Are you claiming that this isn't just the obvious truth?

If anything, his remarks might ignite a bit of a fire in Monfils to fight and show this guy being wrong.

And my fav players having 26 GS titles... I can't see what that has to do with the subject at hand here. Zilch.

Pea
02-01-2012, 05:28 PM
Da truth.

LawrenceOfTennis
02-01-2012, 05:36 PM
Tho I like Milos, most canadians are delusional :lol:

justafanYYC
02-01-2012, 05:53 PM
Really dumb. If I'm Monfils and I hear of this (and he will), then I now have a point to prove and a little extra incentive to go out and kick some Canadian butt. And the captain is underestimating Monfils if he thinks the Frenchman can't go out and do that.

Maybe he wants Monfils to play mad and wreckless.

Broskie91
02-01-2012, 05:55 PM
Dude...I wouldn't exactly say "He is beatable" is taking a shot at Monfils...He is simply stating an obvious fact...Monfils is a great player but probably one of the most beatable top players...Look at some of his losses in the past year or two, in important matches..Fognini at the FRENCH, Kukushkin at AO, Granollers at Valencia...I mean come on, it's a totally warranted statement. relax. and I think Raonic would have a great match with Gael.

Yolita
02-01-2012, 06:02 PM
I don't understand why people are upset. And I like Monfils, I love French tennis in general.

Of course, being the Canada captain, he has to say something positive about his team's chances. What kind of captain would he be if he said: "Sorry, guys, we have no hope against the French".

The problem is that those comments may backfire and make Monfils an even more dangerous player. :)

Ravel
02-01-2012, 06:03 PM
“He can win a tournament any *given week, but he’s had his share of counter-performances. Hopefully, it’s one of those weeks.”


how is being hopeful equate to being delusional? :lol: You get riled way too easily if you take what the Captain said that seriously.

mooncreek
02-01-2012, 10:39 PM
I just don't get the way that Canada has gone about this. Ever since they found out they were playing France, there have been these digs. If they think Monfils is beatable, the easiest way is to not wake him up. Yes, he has matches where he lets down but not in matches as hyped as this one and adding this on is just asking for trouble.

khanazam
02-02-2012, 12:22 AM
i dont think theres anything wrong with what the canadian coach said. canada will most likely lose but their only chance is if raonic can win both his singles matches somehow. i dont see pospisil (or dancevic) beating either of these guys

Beat
02-02-2012, 09:55 AM
If [Gael] Monfils gets to play, he said of the world No. 13, we all know hes beatable.

He can win a tournament any *given week, but hes had his share of counter-performances. Hopefully, its one of those weeks.

how is this taking a shot? :rolleyes: on the contrary, he actually says "we have to hope for gael to have a bad week to have a chance".

SwiSha
02-02-2012, 09:15 PM
Gael will always be a clown

LawrenceOfTennis
02-02-2012, 09:19 PM
Gael will always be a clown

No, he is not. He will beat canadians. :wavey:

KaiserT
02-04-2012, 01:44 PM
Must be enjoying watching Gael clown about in Montpellier today.

LawrenceOfTennis
02-04-2012, 01:48 PM
Must be enjoying watching Gael clown about in Montpellier today.

who cares? he will beat canadians

KaiserT
02-04-2012, 01:52 PM
who cares? he will beat canadians

He's limping here, if he somehow wins and plays a long final too then he might be crippled....... unless he's just being an overdramatic clown that is.

Snowwy
02-04-2012, 03:38 PM
ML is a clown, most true Canadian tennis fans have wanted him gone for a few years.

Stronga23
02-04-2012, 03:39 PM
ML is a clown, most true Canadian tennis fans have wanted him gone for a few years.

You think Nestor would consider retiring and taking the position?

Snowwy
02-04-2012, 04:19 PM
You think Nestor would consider retiring and taking the position?

Hopefully Niemeyer I think for now at least.

That said, I don't think what ML said here was too insulting, it is true. Monfils beats top players some weeks and then he loses to shit players other weeks. He does lack consistency.

justafanYYC
02-04-2012, 04:35 PM
Wow you french are sensitive. Hope the french enjoy the noise of the THUNDERDOME!

Horatio Caine
02-04-2012, 05:12 PM
I don't understand the problem?

Monfils is beatable. :shrug:

Yes, he is a very talented player, but he is infuriating for anyone to support. He can beat Nadal one day, and then lose to Kukushkin or Fognini on another day, and in a Slam of all events.


As concerns the Davis Cup tie, Raonic certainly has a chance to beat him if he serves as well as usual. That much is a fact. Pospisil won't get much of a chance though, unless Monfils is injured (possible, he was feeling the knees in Montpellier). Dancevic is unlikely to play singles, but if he put in a good performance he'd have a chance against Gael imo...serve-volleyers get under his skin.

Canada is a solid underdog against France, but the threat is there. Raonic is capable of winning one rubber (probably has to be against Monfils), and could run Tsonga close enough to get a chance for two wins. Canadian doubles pairing can threaten Benneteau and Llodra as well.

Dupuis2006
02-04-2012, 05:16 PM
The coach didn't say anything wrong! All he said is that Monfils is beatable which he is! The coach never said he was the soft spot, the reporter did!

Orysbestos
02-05-2012, 08:55 AM
Um...did he lie?

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