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Monfils def. Enqvist 1-6 6-4 6-3!

-wokkel-
11-01-2004, 06:29 PM
Well done Gaelle! :worship:

henree
11-01-2004, 06:45 PM
This kid looks as if he has real potential. He is just flying through the rankings. I hope he has a good run. Enquist is always a tough opponent.

Tennis Fool
11-01-2004, 06:46 PM
Last I saw GM (Wimbledon final), he was still playing junior-looking tennis. What's going on?

loeliepoelie
11-01-2004, 07:24 PM
Well done Gael! :worship:

Next round is Potato, right?

maratski
11-01-2004, 07:39 PM
I seems that he can do well on indoor surfaces. I'm interested to see how he'll do next season.

GermanBoy
11-01-2004, 07:42 PM
Thomas :(

Jogy
11-01-2004, 07:44 PM
Monfils!!!!!!!! :bigclap:

Old players fade, new players take their place.

Chloe le Bopper
11-01-2004, 08:01 PM
Last I saw GM (Wimbledon final), he was still playing junior-looking tennis. What's going on?
To be fair, most of the people who were making those comments about him don't exactly scout juniors very often and probably didn't *really* know what they were talking about. Some of them probably did, but I wouldn't read too much into what was said about his boys Wimbledon tournament.

Anyways, good for him. Glad to hear that he's doing so well :yeah:


EDIT : Erm, when you said GM I guess you meant HIM and not "general messages". My mistake. In that case, well... do you scout juniors often? I certainly don't ;) I wouldn't read too much into how he plays other juniors and assume that he can't do more than that ;)

Rick V
11-01-2004, 08:28 PM
Monfils is one ugly-ass mofo.

Jogy
11-01-2004, 08:31 PM
Monfils is one ugly-ass mofo.
You needs not have to kiss him and go to bed with him.... :ras: :ras: Watch him plays tennis! :devil:

Crazy_Fool
11-01-2004, 08:38 PM
Yeh! Got to see the match, didn't play well the first set and a half, but managed to up his game later on. Really got the crowd involved as well, hit some amazing shots :eek: Love his attitude as well :D

Raquel
11-01-2004, 08:55 PM
Gael's service action is a total replica of Andy Roddick's. The commentators seemed to suggest this was deliberate or did I hear that wrong? He looks really loose hitting the groundstrokes - it all looks really flowing and easy. He did very well after losing that first set but Enqvist had points for 5-5 in the second and he should have won at least one of them on a volley but missed. It just shows how certain points can swing a match totally. His legs are very skinny from the knee down but given a couple of years when he fills out a bit more and gets a bit more overall power and he'll be near the top, no doubt.

I did want Enqvist to win today though. Some of his hitting in the first set was like watching him 5 years ago again.

star
11-01-2004, 08:59 PM
Monfils is one ugly-ass mofo.

You think so?

He has a long loose-limbed quality that is appealing, I think. :)

star
11-01-2004, 09:01 PM
His legs are very skinny from the knee down but given a couple of years when he fills out a bit more and gets a bit more overall power and he'll be near the top, no doubt.
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Something I have noticed is all the top players have extremely well developed calf muscles no matter how skinny they might be elsewhere. Guga has calves that look like small tree trunks. It will be interesting to me to see how Monfils fills out. :)

Aleksa's Laydee
11-01-2004, 09:12 PM
Tompa...:rolleyes:

Raquel
11-01-2004, 09:14 PM
Something I have noticed is all the top players have extremely well developed calf muscles no matter how skinny they might be elsewhere. Guga has calves that look like small tree trunks. It will be interesting to me to see how Monfils fills out. :)
You're right and that's why Monfils legs looked even skinnier - because even slim tennis players have strong calves, like you say.

I was really impressed though. To come back from a 0-6 against a veteran in a noisy, filled arena in his homeland showed real character and maturity and he did not panic at all.

Black Adam
11-01-2004, 09:30 PM
i wish him to the best against potato tomorrow...........this guy is really climbing through the rankings. i love his serena williams attitude and all those "c'mons "or "allez." i like the boy :banana:

Purple Rainbow
11-01-2004, 10:16 PM
Well done, Gael! :yeah:
Good luck in the second round!

jeanie_sin
11-02-2004, 01:26 AM
i've never seen someone with a service motion that looks SO much like roddick.....

Billabong
11-02-2004, 02:50 AM
:eek:

lizabeth..*
11-02-2004, 04:47 AM
:woohoo: Gael!!!!!!

Zetlandsk
11-02-2004, 05:02 AM
Great win Gael and he must have watched the Roddick service videos quite a lot, but he gets around the court much better than Andy.

Good luck against the Potato.

Daniel
11-02-2004, 07:05 AM
Thomas :sad: :sad:

ataptc
11-02-2004, 09:53 AM
impressive win! i enjoyed watching him :yeah: ;)

federer_roar
11-02-2004, 11:57 AM
i've never seen someone with a service motion that looks SO much like roddick.....

Yeah, especially he bends over and sticks out the buttocks. duckman2. :D

joeb_uk
11-02-2004, 02:00 PM
Nice win gael, his results are really surprising me since he has started playing challengers and atp events (instead of futures).
Looking forward to seeing him play against hewitt, i always like to see the new talent (players from juniors) play, even if i am not a fan of them. Just reminds me of another very arrogant french african (The footballer henry)