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(6) Gael Monfils (FRA) def (4) Dominik Hrbaty (SVK) 7-6(1) 1-6 6-2

Viken01
10-08-2005, 04:26 PM
COME ON gael win this title ! :bigclap:

ClaycourtaZzZz.
10-08-2005, 04:27 PM
:yeah:

silverwhite
10-08-2005, 04:28 PM
Good luck in the final. :)

I♥PsY@Mus!c
10-08-2005, 04:30 PM
You type so fast! :haha: I'm sure you expect Gael has won. :p
Congrats to him but I will cheer for Ivan more tomorrow! ;)

Black Adam
10-08-2005, 04:30 PM
:yeah: :bounce: Good luck tomorrow.
The only previous time he made it past Quaters he won the tourney so here :aplot: :rocker2:

Viken01
10-08-2005, 04:31 PM
You type so fast! :haha: I'm sure you expect Gael has won. :p
Congrats to him but I will cheer for Ivan more tomorrow! ;)

:haha: yeah you are right

Clara Bow
10-08-2005, 04:39 PM
Congrats Gael! Really wish that I could see the final between he and Ivan- should be fun.

For anyone who watched the match- how did he play?

Nathaliia
10-08-2005, 04:41 PM
OMG Gaeeeeeeeeeel :banana:
tomorrow against Ivan... small chances... but still :yeah:

vincayou
10-08-2005, 04:44 PM
Congrats Gael! Really wish that I could see the final between he and Ivan- should be fun.

For anyone who watched the match- how did he play?

The first set, he played well and Hrbaty as well. From there, he played too defensively and it was Hrbaty who was dictating the play. The difference between the 2nd and the 3rd was the amount of Ues from Hrbaty.

I have seen both semi final and Ljubo has been more impressive, but Gael is a bit of a rollercoster. It would be better for him if he was attacking more (because he's successful when he does that) by going more at the net by instance. Sometimes, he doesn't capitalize on some good shots.

Horatio Caine
10-08-2005, 04:45 PM
Unless Ljubo chokes, I think it is his for the taking. Gael will get his chance some other time.

delsa
10-08-2005, 04:46 PM
Congrats Gael! Really wish that I could see the final between he and Ivan- should be fun.

For anyone who watched the match- how did he play?
Well but Hrbaty made some mistakes too: Hrbaty in the DC mode would have won... ;)
Fantastic FH, always putting the ball back in court, running to defend and sliding as always even in the most desperate situations, forced Hrbaty to always hit a shot more and it paid off many times...
When his serve was on he couldn't be broken. Not often...He wasted his energy and in the last two sets Hrbaty was dominating from the baseline. But the "defend everything" tactic, the crowd and heart he showed plus a little more attacking approach than the one he had recently :rolleyes: helped him win but it's far from being enough. Too defensive!
He made Hrbaty volley a lot and Hrbaty missed too.
He will be tired tomorrow. I hope he'll still fight to make it tight for a while. Seeing how Ljubo is playing now he won't rob anybody if he wins the title... ;)

C3PO
10-08-2005, 04:47 PM
Congrats Gael! Really wish that I could see the final between he and Ivan- should be fun.

For anyone who watched the match- how did he play?
I only saw the third set on Paris-Première.. He played ok but he was better yesterday against Richard... In this 3rd set, his first serve was not efficient like yesterday (I didn't see him serve any ace) though Hrbaty is a good returner.. But Gael is a warrior and he fought hard, running like a madman to all Hrbaty's shots. I've seen part of his matches yesterday and today and I'm happy to notice he's making progress, his backhand is now a steady shot and he can even create some opportunities with it. And his forehand is becoming more and more a killer weapon :devil:
At the end of the match he said he was a bit tired but I'm sure he'll be ready tomorrow.. :)

amierin
10-08-2005, 04:48 PM
Best of luck in the final Gael.

vincayou
10-08-2005, 04:49 PM
He will be tired tomorrow. I hope he'll still fight to make it tight for a while.

As optimistic as ever for your favourites I can see. :rolleyes:

delsa
10-08-2005, 04:51 PM
As optimistic as ever for your favourites I can see. :rolleyes:
Well, you saw how he was after that match as i did, no? He's tired you can't deny it. And Ljubicic is the favorite. So these two factors make it justified to only hope for a tight match at least. ;)
He's not my favorite for this particular match. I don't care who wins this title tomorrow.

Chloe le Bopper
10-08-2005, 04:52 PM
Where's evanzo? :devil:

Scotso
10-08-2005, 04:52 PM
pfffff Dominik :mad:

vincayou
10-08-2005, 04:57 PM
Well, you saw how he was after that match as i did, no? He's tired you can't deny it. And Ljubicic is the favorite. So these two factors make it justified to only hope for a tight match at least. ;)

Come on, after the second set today, you were saying lines like "my only hope is that he doesn't get bagelled in the 3rd". Ljubo is the favourite, but tiredness, please, the guy is 19, and matchs against Ljubo are usually not full of long rallies.

vincayou
10-08-2005, 04:58 PM
Where's evanzo? :devil:

scratching his head in front of the ATP entry ranking rules.

delsa
10-08-2005, 05:02 PM
Come on, after the second set today, you were saying lines like "my only hope is that he doesn't get bagelled in the 3rd". Ljubo is the favourite, but tiredness, please, the guy is 19, and matchs against Ljubo are usually not full of long rallies.
Don't lie, please...:awww:
What i was saying exactly was: "I hope he fights in the third set at least and if he does that i'll be happy" I didn't even mention a bagel...Don't exagerate, please. Go see the scores thread if you're not sure. ;)

I won't say a word ont this final. Wait and see.

delsa
10-08-2005, 05:02 PM
scratching his head in front of the ATP entry ranking rules.
:lol: :yeah:

vincayou
10-08-2005, 05:08 PM
Don't lie, please...:awww:
What i was saying exactly was: "I hope he fights in the third set at least and if he does that i'll be happy" I didn't even mention a bagel...Don't exagerate, please. Go see the scores thread if you're not sure. ;)

I won't say a word ont this final. Wait and see.

I'd just like you to be a bit more confident for you favourites. :)
Unless you don't want to jinx them. In that case, I can understand.

Chloe le Bopper
10-08-2005, 05:08 PM
scratching his head in front of the ATP entry ranking rules.
I suppose that Monfils is going to struggle to stay in the top 70 now :sad:

mickymouse
10-08-2005, 05:10 PM
First Gasquet, now Hrbaty. Is Monfils finally going to fulfil his potential and live up to the hype?
That said, I still doubt he'll be able to beat Ljubicic but I'm looking forward to an upset.

fenomeno2111
10-08-2005, 05:11 PM
Good Luck tomorrow Gael...GO FOR IT!

vincayou
10-08-2005, 05:11 PM
I suppose that Monfils is going to struggle to stay in the top 70 now :sad:

Do you think that Murray can catch up Nadal in the ranking before the end of the year?

Chloe le Bopper
10-08-2005, 05:15 PM
Do you think that Murray can catch up Nadal in the ranking before the end of the year?
I think that there is a very good possibility. Afterall, Nadal won't be able to defend his 2 points. That leaves Murray quite a bit of room.

Phunkadelicious
10-08-2005, 05:20 PM
I think that there is a very good possibility. Afterall, Nadal won't be able to defend his 2 points. That leaves Murray quite a bit of room.

:haha:

and maybe scoville jenkins can still finish the year at #1

vincayou
10-08-2005, 05:24 PM
I think that there is a very good possibility. Afterall, Nadal won't be able to defend his 2 points. That leaves Murray quite a bit of room.

I think that as well. Nevertheless, it's too late now to catch Federer. I think. I'm not sure.

Excuse me, I must come back and take a look at the ATP entry ranking rules to be totally sure.

I think that Djokovic will fall out of the top 500. Maybe not this month but the next one for sure.

Chloe le Bopper
10-08-2005, 05:26 PM
I think that as well. Nevertheless, it's too late now to catch Federer. I think. I'm not sure.

Excuse me, I must come back and take a look at the ATP entry ranking rules to be totally sure.

I think that Djokovic will fall out of the top 500. Maybe not this month but the next one for sure.
For sure.

Only Scoville can catch Federer now, right Blowe?

It's only a matter of time before Djokovic has no ranking at all. There are people at my local club that are more special than him.

NYCtennisfan
10-08-2005, 05:33 PM
Great win Gael! Tommorrow is going to be quite tough for him.

vincayou
10-08-2005, 05:34 PM
For sure.

Only Scoville can catch Federer now, right Blowe?

It's only a matter of time before Djokovic has no ranking at all. There are people at my local club that are more special than him.

Tennis player from Poland should not be allowed a ranking.

Chloe le Bopper
10-08-2005, 05:36 PM
Tennis player from Poland should not be allowed a ranking.
The ATP gives them pity points for coming from a worthless nation.

vincayou
10-08-2005, 05:38 PM
The ATP gives them pity points for coming from a worthless nation.

I'm against positive discrimination. These slovenian players are useless anyway.

Action Jackson
10-08-2005, 05:40 PM
I'm against positive discrimination. These slovenian players are useless anyway.

They are still better than the Norwegian ones.

Phunkadelicious
10-08-2005, 06:12 PM
For sure.

Only Scoville can catch Federer now, right Blowe?

It's only a matter of time before Djokovic has no ranking at all. There are people at my local club that are more special than him.


no wait, don't forget about Arvind Parmar, some good results and he will challenge Fed for the top ranking this year for sure!
Oh yeah, and my three legged blind dog could beat Djokovic,and he could do it without a racket. :rolleyes:

PaulieM
10-08-2005, 06:49 PM
i sure hope gael wins the final, if not his ranking might just go into free fall :scared:

musefanatic
10-08-2005, 07:36 PM
Wow, great win, didn't know he had it in hime. Well done Monfils!

Nathaliia
10-08-2005, 07:53 PM
i hope that your conversation about Poland as worthless nation was only a stupid joke.
i am very fragile when it comes to nation matters and can get angry easily.

delsa
10-08-2005, 09:43 PM
i hope that your conversation about Poland as worthless nation was only a stupid joke.
i am very fragile when it comes to nation matters and can get angry easily.
I think it was. And i understand. That was stupid...
I immediately thought about you reading this, thinking "i hope Nathaliaa won't look at this thread...:unsure: ".
:hug:

Nathaliia
10-08-2005, 10:23 PM
I think it was. And i understand. That was stupid...
I immediately thought about you reading this, thinking "i hope Nathaliaa won't look at this thread...:unsure: ".
:hug:
it's OK ;) i try to take this kind of things as calm as possible ;) i know our best ranked player is around 150th position and he lost to Rainer Eitzinger (owner of a chaming daddy) in Vienna Q - as long as it's related to tennis

but if it's to nations... i could give couples of examples how much those people are wrong and how much i am right, but i just don't want to fire any argument (whoever is ready for it, be sure i'm enough historical educated).

Madagascar rulez ;) Dally R. ;)

Chloe le Bopper
10-08-2005, 10:25 PM
I was totally waiting for somebody humourless to take that comment at face value :retard:

Nathaliia
10-08-2005, 10:28 PM
I was totally waiting for somebody humourless to take that comment at face value :retard:
:yeah: but don't try against anyone from the Eastern side on a drunk, like me at this moment ;)

i know you're laughing out at evanzo :hug:



edit: got a goodrep from Chloe ;)
nooo evanzo called Serbia a worthless nation????
i'm still historical educated enough to defend Serbia ;) just if you need an expert in this case feel free to PM me ;)

delsa
10-08-2005, 10:43 PM
Madagascar rulez ;) Dally R. ;)
Er...Not the best exemple...:unsure: (a friend of mine saw her "make" her club the TC Paris loose a few week ago in Grenoble for the club championships...And she was defeated by Dechy on the tour recently and is low in the ranking... :mad: But she's a nice girl! ;) )
Our Makis XV rulez!!!!!! :rocker2: Air Madagascar's former slogan: "We don't have any palace but our nature is five stars"...How true! :yeah:
And Poland will qualify for the football WC and are European women volleyball champs (even if i don't really care about the last discipline...lol) !!! :worship:

delsa
10-08-2005, 10:47 PM
I was totally waiting for somebody humourless to take that comment at face value :retard:
I didn't but since Nathaliia showed some doubts i rushed to say i understood and i did. It could be ambiguous. You see i'm one of those who send a fax before making a (bad usually) joke to be sure everybody will understand it as such...:lol:
:o

Nathaliia
10-08-2005, 10:48 PM
Er...Not the best exemple...:unsure: (a friend of mine saw her "make" her club the TC Paris loose a few week ago in Grenoble for the club championships...And she was defeated by Dechy on the tour recently and is low in the ranking... :mad: But she's a nice girl! ;) )
Our Makis XV rulez!!!!!! :rocker2: Air Madagascar's former slogan: "We don't have any palace but our nature is five stars"...How true! :yeah:
And Poland will qualify for the football WC and are European women volleyball champs (even if i don't really care about the last discipline...lol) !!! :worship:
Poland is already into football WC ;) (thank you, Hooland!!!!) wow how come you knew who's the European champs in volleyball :eek: ???
and I will come to Madagascar one day... I've seen so many programmes about the nature over there... just gotta save up... It would cost around 6000 PLN I guess, what should make about 1500 Euro right?
I'll try to manage before my studies end.

*julie*
10-08-2005, 11:00 PM
I only saw the first set and it was pretty tight. Then, I heard on the radio Hrabty won the 2nd 6-1 and I was like "ok bye bye Gael" :o
Well done Gael! Great fight! Good luck for the final :worship:

mangoes
10-09-2005, 12:40 AM
I love Ljubicic, but I'm cheering for you Monfils.......................

bad gambler
10-09-2005, 01:48 AM
good luck in the final monfils :lol:

Rafa = Fed Killa
10-09-2005, 01:53 AM
Go Monfils :bigclap: