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Montpellier Final: Berdych vs Monfils

Stronga23
02-04-2012, 04:35 PM
Great matchup between two of the most talented players on the tour. Who ever serves the best will win this match. Allez La Monf!!! Two finals in your first three events.

Sham Kay
02-04-2012, 04:42 PM
I was wondering what your name was about.. I get it now.. I get it.

Monfils has put on the miles and should be overwhelmed here. Berdych is getting consistently clinical against guys below around 5 in the world.

Clay Death
02-04-2012, 04:43 PM
berdych in 3.

Horatio Caine
02-04-2012, 05:00 PM
The court is playing perfectly for Berdych imo. Any chance he gets he will crush the ball, and Monfils will be diving everywhere just to keep up.

Gael has to come out, serve hard, and play aggressively from the beginning. That isn't his natural gameplan, and he soon retreats into passive/defensive mode, which is unlikely to be enough against Berdych unless his timing is off.

RoddickFan88
02-04-2012, 05:09 PM
Berdych in 2.

MuzzahLovah
02-04-2012, 05:15 PM
:cheerleader: http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lykftcQWrP1r6kgffo1_500.png :cheerleader:

IvŠn
02-04-2012, 05:38 PM
Monfils looks VERY motivated this week but its a tough call

gulzhan
02-04-2012, 06:19 PM
Should be easy for Berdych.

Sunset of Age
02-04-2012, 06:37 PM
Should be easy for Berdych.

Yep. Needing three sets to dispatch of Simon-Version-2012 is not a good sign for Monfils. Still, with Monfils, you just never know for sure and it isn't that Berdych is playing lights-out quality tennis right now.

ImmzB
02-04-2012, 06:39 PM
Monfils in 3.

Allez Monfils, take the title!! :yeah:

Mongoose
02-04-2012, 08:09 PM
who SHOULD win it? Berdych.

who WILL win it? Berdych.

Sonja1989
02-04-2012, 09:06 PM
I think Berdych should be able to win this match though Monfils has his French crowd.. :scratch: Voted for Berdych in three, he serves too good for Monfils. :worship:

Monfils
02-04-2012, 09:26 PM
GaŽl isn't defensive no more, i think you didn't watch GaŽl for a while. He's agressive, even in backhand this year, he really improved. But he still has a knee pain and doesn't move as he wants. He has to be careful with Davis Cup next week.

If he serves well he could take the title but it will be difficult. I would say Gael in 3.

Seingeist
02-04-2012, 09:27 PM
Haven't seen much of this tournament, but if Berdy is still cruising on any of his AO form, this should be two easy sets for the Czech.

Monfils
02-04-2012, 09:46 PM
We're in indoor and GaŽl stroke 18 aces today, Berdych will have to return well ...

Sonja1989
02-04-2012, 09:48 PM
GaŽl isn't defensive no more, i think you didn't watch GaŽl for a while. He's agressive, even in backhand this year, he really improved. But he still has a knee pain and doesn't move as he wants. He has to be careful with Davis Cup next week.

If he serves well he could take the title but it will be difficult. I would say Gael in 3.

Yes, it's true but look... Berdych didn't lose a point from his first serve :eek:

Gillouthe best
02-04-2012, 09:59 PM
Monf is a clown in finals, so i say Berdych in 2 tight sets, altough i will be rooting for Gael.

selyoink
02-04-2012, 10:05 PM
Since its a final Monfils will almost certainly lose.

Stronga23
02-04-2012, 10:08 PM
Since its a final Monfils will almost certainly lose.

Make or break match for Gael if he wins this match I see him taking home a Masters title and finishing in the Top 8 at the end of the year.

FlameOn
02-04-2012, 10:56 PM
Tomas :cheerleader:.

Poetik
02-04-2012, 10:58 PM
7-5, 7-5 Berdych or Monfils in three

BroTree123
02-04-2012, 11:02 PM
Jason should have the final say

Stronga23
02-05-2012, 12:00 AM
Looking at the Memphis and San Jose player fields. If Gael wins tomorrow I could see him winning three titles in a row because Roddick and Raonic are the only other tough opponents for him. Then add on the fact the he has no points to defend at IW/Miami. Gael should be in the Top 8 by the clay-court season and could even make a run at the Top 5 if he continues his strong aggressive play.

SaFed2005
02-05-2012, 12:09 AM
We're in indoor and GaŽl stroke 18 aces today, Berdych will have to return well ...

Unfortunately, Berdych himself plays pretty damn well indoors. On top of that this is a FINAL we are talking about. Monfils doesn't really win those much. :o

GasquetFan
02-05-2012, 01:14 AM
:cheerleader: http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lykftcQWrP1r6kgffo1_500.png :cheerleader:

This.

MuzzahLovah
02-05-2012, 03:48 AM
Unfortunately, Berdych himself plays pretty damn well indoors. On top of that this is a FINAL we are talking about. Monfils doesn't really win those much. :o

Also, outside of Djokovic and Murray, and perhaps Ferrer, Berdych is probably the best, and definitely the biggest returner in the top 10, especially when he's in form. I'll never forget Berdych in Beijing returning all of Tsonga's serves at or near the baseline, hitting return winner after return winner. It was magnificent.

rocketassist
02-05-2012, 04:20 AM
Berdman's got this one.

Fast court favours the guy with the weapons.

julia_gu
02-05-2012, 09:21 AM
hope monfils' knee is better

alter ego
02-05-2012, 09:28 AM
Berdman's got this one.

Fast court favours the guy with the weapons.

If Monfils comes to play he has more weapons than Birdshit.:wavey:

Allez
02-05-2012, 09:35 AM
It's time for Tomas to step up. He wins in 2.

Hian-GOAT
02-05-2012, 09:42 AM
Go Thomas!

Lucilla
02-05-2012, 12:29 PM
Tomas in 3 :)

delboy
02-05-2012, 12:41 PM
Would like to see le monf win but berdman will win in 2.