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Respect for Monfils on the decline....

Xristos
06-04-2006, 03:04 PM
Has anyone here lost some respect for Monfils due to his behavior? I sure have and at the end of the match with Blake he was carrying on like a brat. Get this guy out of my face...

El Legenda
06-04-2006, 03:05 PM
he is nothing worst then Nadal

nhissan
06-04-2006, 03:07 PM
it's hard to play in France with our special crowd :D

Xristos
06-04-2006, 03:07 PM
I think he is. At the end of his matches he has been doin dances and being disrespectful of his oppisition.

betterthanhenman
06-04-2006, 03:07 PM
Everytime he and Mathieu win a point, they are thumping their chests madly as if to say 'Look how much heart I have.'

Irritates me slightly and am not a big fan of either guy.

Billabong
06-04-2006, 03:08 PM
Both Gael and Rafael are incredibly annoying on court with their exaggerating reaction;) It's their personality I guess:o

Vivaciousvibes
06-04-2006, 03:08 PM
Allez!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

connectolove
06-04-2006, 03:08 PM
You got to be kidding, Monfils acts like a redneck, black version, and he sure is. His fav food is fast food, he has no manners and he is really annoying!

Nadal is a nobleman compared to this trasho-French wanna be.

Andre♥
06-04-2006, 03:08 PM
Blake pretty much did the same thing in US Open last year...

Tennis Fool
06-04-2006, 03:09 PM
The Spider will soon have his own defeat thread. That's when you know he's arrived ;)

Xristos
06-04-2006, 03:11 PM
Blake pretty much did the same thing in US Open last year...
Give me a break. Blake never shown disrespect towards his oppisition.

MariaV
06-04-2006, 03:13 PM
The Spider will soon have his own defeat thread. That's when you know he's arrived ;)
At least there's someone else to trash besides poor Rafa. :lol:

Castafiore
06-04-2006, 03:14 PM
Everytime he and Mathieu win a point, they are thumping their chests madly as if to say 'Look how much heart I have.'

I usually love this sort of behaviour. Every time Mathieu made a great point, he gave Rafa quite a stare to let him know that PHM was not going to be intimidated by Nadal and each time Rafa made a point, he lets you share in his joy over it.
I like that. I really don't see why some find that annoying but...les goûts, įa ne se discute pas (I think that you could translate that as: to each their own)


Monfils acts like a redneck, black version
:confused:
Care to explain that?

mangoes
06-04-2006, 03:16 PM
You got to be kidding, Monfils acts like a redneck, black version, and he sure is. His fav food is fast food, he has no manners and he is really annoying!

Nadal is a nobleman compared to this trasho-French wanna be.

The stuff you write :rolleyes: :rolleyes: Posters are talking about his actions during a match. I personally don't have a problem with them because I think Monfils is a sweet kid. But you have to talk about "redneck, black version" and Nadal being better than Monfils???......................STFU

Xristos
06-04-2006, 03:16 PM
What the!!??


http://youtube.com/watch?v=8Qqx_EMj_oA&search=monfils

star
06-04-2006, 03:17 PM
Give me a break. Blake never shown disrespect towards his oppisition.

Ok. Maybe not. But some people think the Nadal's leaps are disrespectful, and Blake has done the same thing.

I think it' s just in the way you interpret things.

Blake was arguing with the umpire after the match, and saying some things I thought were disrespectful to the umpire. It's not the first time Blake has had these sort of arguments with the umpire after the match. I don't like that particularly. It's not like he's the only one who has done it, but I think it would be better to pick up your bags and walk off the court becasue for sure if he had won, he wouldn't be qvetching with the umpire.

Xristos
06-04-2006, 03:17 PM
HMMMMMM????

http://youtube.com/watch?v=SVNJv38AeLo&search=monfils

celia
06-04-2006, 03:19 PM
wow. Gael already attracting haters. that's a good sign of future potential. :worship:

Xristos
06-04-2006, 03:19 PM
Ok. Maybe not. But some people think the Nadal's leaps are disrespectful, and Blake has done the same thing.

I think it' s just in the way you interpret things.

Blake was arguing with the umpire after the match, and saying some things I thought were disrespectful to the umpire. It's not the first time Blake has had these sort of arguments with the umpire after the match. I don't like that particularly. It's not like he's the only one who has done it, but I think it would be better to pick up your bags and walk off the court becasue for sure if he had won, he wouldn't be qvetching with the umpire.
Like Blake himself said, he hardly argues with the umpire but when he does he has a valid point. Take it for what its worth.

Alan
06-04-2006, 03:20 PM
Give me a break. Blake never shown disrespect towards his oppisition.

TRUE and he leaves the court (win or lose) with dignity :drive: .. better than winning it and acting like a :tape:

:hatoff: hats off to my man for doing his best at FO '06... he did his best... i hope he does better during the grass and hard court seasons

star
06-04-2006, 03:21 PM
TRUE and he leaves the court (win or lose) with dignity :drive: .. better tyhan winning it acting like a :tape: :drive:



He didn't exactly leave the court with dignity today.

celia
06-04-2006, 03:21 PM
HMMMMMM????

http://youtube.com/watch?v=SVNJv38AeLo&search=monfils
ha ha. nice dance. The Sexy Sizzle!

thanks for sharing, even tho' your intentions sucked.

gusman890
06-04-2006, 03:22 PM
monfils is cool, he is the new wave of tennis

star
06-04-2006, 03:23 PM
Like Blake himself said, he hardly argues with the umpire but when he does he has a valid point. Take it for what its worth.

In his opinion, he has a valid point. But, in arguing he also sought to denigrate the umpire by saying "have you ever played tennis at a high level?" and kept repeating that point. "you've never played tennis at a high level" As if the umpire were clueless.

It's not a major point and I don't think Blake is a complete ass for what he did, but it's not dignified and he wouldn't have been arguing if he had won the match.

Xristos
06-04-2006, 03:23 PM
ha ha. nice dance. The Sexy Sizzle!

thanks for sharing, even tho' your intentions sucked.
As long as you liked it, thats the main thing.

celia
06-04-2006, 03:24 PM
In his opinion, he has a valid point. But, in arguing he also sought to denigrate the umpire by saying "have you ever played tennis at a high level?" and kept repeating that point. "you've never played tennis at a high level" As if the umpire were clueless.

It's not a major point and I don't think Blake is a complete ass for what he did, but it's not dignified and he wouldn't have been arguing if he had won the match.
a voice of reason :worship:

celia
06-04-2006, 03:25 PM
As long as you liked it, thats the main thing.
i love it!!!! i think he looks so funny. i know you're a hater but thanks anyway.

now go lick your wounds. silly boy for taking this all so seriously. :devil:

admiralpye
06-04-2006, 03:25 PM
Blake pretty much did the same thing in US Open last year...

Exactly. He can be annoying as hell, too sometimes. (although all in all his on-court menners are good)

Players are entitled to their own way of celebrating. Can be a bit annoying at times (forme, it's Hewitt's COMAAAAWWNs that riles me up), but hey, they worked hard for it, they deserve their moment in the sun.

Xristos
06-04-2006, 03:27 PM
Im not a hater. I support Monfils it just in the past few matches I have been loseing respect due to his disrespect towars his opponet. Dang theres alot of respects in this paragraph.

Alan
06-04-2006, 03:28 PM
In his opinion, he has a valid point. But, in arguing he also sought to denigrate the umpire by saying "have you ever played tennis at a high level?" and kept repeating that point. "you've never played tennis at a high level" As if the umpire were clueless.

It's not a major point and I don't think Blake is a complete ass for what he did, but it's not dignified and he wouldn't have been arguing if he had won the match.

you have a point, but we never would have known if he would have done the same IF he had won the match. at least he waited for the match to end before raising his argument, rather than acting like a brat in the middle of the match... or what do i know huh? :wavey:

admiralpye
06-04-2006, 03:29 PM
Ok. Maybe not. But some people think the Nadal's leaps are disrespectful, and Blake has done the same thing.

I think it' s just in the way you interpret things.

Blake was arguing with the umpire after the match, and saying some things I thought were disrespectful to the umpire. It's not the first time Blake has had these sort of arguments with the umpire after the match. I don't like that particularly. It's not like he's the only one who has done it, but I think it would be better to pick up your bags and walk off the court becasue for sure if he had won, he wouldn't be qvetching with the umpire.

Plus, a player loses his right to contest something if he chooses to keep playing and doesn't bring it up immediately.

Regarding Rafa's vamoses and kicks -- he doesn't do them in the face of the opponent, unlike Hewitt. He turns his back or looks to the side, never directly at the other player. It's directed to himself (self-affirmation), really.

celia
06-04-2006, 03:29 PM
Im not a hater. I support Monfils it just in the past few matches I have been loseing respect due to his disrespect towars his opponet. Dang theres alot of respects in this paragraph.
show me a tennis player who has not been disrespectful under the pressure and i will show you someone who will never make it on the tour. it's not a garden party with pinkies up. they're playing for big bucks and under lots of fan pressure out there. the most gentlemanly of them behave like assholes at some point. get over it.

connectolove
06-04-2006, 03:30 PM
Mangoes, sorry if I bothered you with my comment. I just can not believe that Monfils and Nadal are compared to each other. Monfils really irritates me because he displays a behavior that I have seen before in the US, particularly rednecks, you know; no manners, bad taste... I just can not believe that anybody can compare them to each other because they are really NIGHT AND DAY!!!!thatīs all! :)

I guess a lot of people that donīt like Nadal will take any opportunity to make comparisons of him with any annoying player that comes along. :rolleyes:

Xristos
06-04-2006, 03:30 PM
You get over the fact Blake is a better person and player. Period.
Does Federer ring a bell. When has been been an ass?

star
06-04-2006, 03:31 PM
you have a point, but we never would have known if he would have done the same IF he had won the match. at keast he waitred for the match to end before raising his argument, rather than acting like a brat in the middle of the match... or what do i know huh? :wavey:

I would say that getting someone from the stands to check a mark might be considered bratty by some. or... what do I know huh? :lol:

MissMoJo
06-04-2006, 03:32 PM
You got to be kidding, Monfils acts like a redneck, black version, and he sure is. His fav food is fast food, he has no manners and he is really annoying!

Nadal is a nobleman compared to this trasho-French wanna be.
You inferred all this from some fist pumping and chest thumping? :rolleyes: Please just stick to posting 'vamos rafa!!!!' and about hot/sexy he is, your skills don't lie in giving thoughtful opinions about other players

Alan
06-04-2006, 03:34 PM
I would say that getting someone from the stands to check a mark might be considered bratty by some. or... what do I know huh? :lol:

what do we know? i guess not much, we've never competed "at a high level" that's why.. teheheeeheeee ;)

anyway, i thought monfils had quite an attitude, that's all.

connectolove
06-04-2006, 03:35 PM
MissMOjo, I will give my opinion any time Iīd like, whether you like it or not, ok?

How can anybody dare compare these two personalities and how can anybody dare tell me where can I post or not, you stupid azz!

star
06-04-2006, 03:35 PM
Plus, a player loses his right to contest something if he chooses to keep playing and doesn't bring it up immediately.

Regarding Rafa's vamoses and kicks -- he doesn't do them in the face of the opponent, unlike Hewitt. He turns his back or looks to the side, never directly at the other player. It's directed to himself (self-affirmation), really.

I don't have a problem with either Hewit or Nadal.

I don't have a problem with the beating on the chest.

I have a little problem with glaring over the net at an opponent, but every player is going to give an opponent "the look" at sometime or the other.

celia
06-04-2006, 03:36 PM
MissMOjo, I will give my opinion any time Iīd like, whether you like it or not, ok?

How can anybody dare compare these two personalities and how can anybody dare tell me where can I post or not, you stupid azz!
she didn't say you couldn't post. she just recommended that you stick to your typical mindless drivel and not try to go analytic. good recommendation IMHO.

star
06-04-2006, 03:37 PM
what do we know? i guess not much, we've never competed "at a high level" that's why.. teheheeeheeee ;)



:lol: :lol:

Alan
06-04-2006, 03:40 PM
:lol: :lol:

ok ok.. i concede. our faves act like brats sometimes.... sigh :smash: :sport:

FrenchY52
06-04-2006, 03:41 PM
Yep congrats Gael !

NYCtennisfan
06-04-2006, 03:43 PM
Welcome to the big time Monfils--you have haters. For some reason, I find this thread amusingly piquant knowing who the thread starter is.

MissMoJo
06-04-2006, 03:44 PM
MissMOjo, I will give my opinion any time Iīd like, whether you like it or not, ok?

How can anybody dare compare these two personalities and how can anybody dare tell me where can I post or not, you stupid azz!
By the same right that lets you post your opinions, however ridiculous. I wasn't telling you where post, just that pointing out deep objective thoughts aren't your strength, thanks for confirming that with this post :)

~EMiLiTA~
06-04-2006, 03:45 PM
i lose respect for people who can't spell "losing"

connectolove
06-04-2006, 03:46 PM
To Celia ... I guess Iīve touched some "redneck" fibers with my comment... sorry guys, if you get insulted by this comment, which obviously was not directed to any of you bc I donīt know you, it is bc you feel a little "redneicksh" yourselves. You have no idea how bad I feel about it... he, he ... I was not aware of the amount of rednecks on this board. Iīll be more careful in the future, SURE!!!!

Anyway, I am with Almiralpie: Regarding Rafa's vamoses and kicks -- he doesn't do them in the face of the opponent, unlike Hewitt. He turns his back or looks to the side, never directly at the other player. It's directed to himself (self-affirmation), really."

Phunkadelicious
06-04-2006, 03:51 PM
I think he is. At the end of his matches he has been doin dances and being disrespectful of his oppisition.
Wow, I hate when people dance, and have a good time, and celebrate. How rude.

Bilbo
06-04-2006, 03:51 PM
there is no good or bad behaviour as long as you win your matches. this is what counts on court.

Scotso
06-04-2006, 03:51 PM
Gael always looks angry, but I don't think it's on purpose.

Phunkadelicious
06-04-2006, 03:52 PM
i lose respect for people who can't spell "losing"
But Xristos commands respect on MTF! He is full of legitimacy and knowledge and tennis skillz!

mangoes
06-04-2006, 03:53 PM
Mangoes, sorry if I bothered you with my comment. I just can not believe that Monfils and Nadal are compared to each other. Monfils really irritates me because he displays a behavior that I have seen before in the US, particularly rednecks, you know; no manners, bad taste... I just can not believe that anybody can compare them to each other because they are really NIGHT AND DAY!!!!thatīs all! :)

I guess a lot of people that donīt like Nadal will take any opportunity to make comparisons of him with any annoying player that comes along. :rolleyes:


How is Monfils and Nadal different?? If anything, they are quite similar. I think they are both nice guys who have on court personalities that appeal to some and lack appeal to others. The posters in this thread were discussing Monfil's on court personality, yet your post attacked Monfil's on a personal level. Do you know Monfils personally?? What do you know about his personal taste? He has always come across in interviews as charming.

Since Monfils reminds you of behavior you have seen in the US, allow me to tell you what you remind me of.............someone who doesn't understand that all men are equal and someone who is still caught up in the "class" system.

Furthermore, I think you are lower than the rednecks I personally know because those I know would never call one man a nobleman and use a description for the black man that equals scum. This is not the first post in which you have used such stereotyping. The other day, you wrote in a post that only poor people cheat...........

Funny, the guy who you also involved in your BS, Nadal, seems to be a good friend of Monfils and even if he were not, I think Nadal would be simply disgusted by your post.

I'm finished having this discussion with you. You are taking away, from my pleasure, of Roger's match.

garylanders
06-04-2006, 03:55 PM
You got to be kidding, Monfils acts like a redneck, black version, and he sure is. His fav food is fast food, he has no manners and he is really annoying!

Nadal is a nobleman compared to this trasho-French wanna be.


correct

Fisico
06-04-2006, 04:14 PM
What the!!??


http://youtube.com/watch?v=8Qqx_EMj_oA&search=monfils

:haha:

aaahhh i cant get enough of that video...

anyway, to answer your question, no i havent lost respect for Monfils...
if anything i have gained respect for him for the way hes fought to victory in 3 consecutive 5 setters.
i really enjoy watching his matches cos he is full of emotion and he shows it, compared to most of the tennis pros who are like robots!
i can kind of see how some people would see it as disrespect, but you also have to remember Monfils is only 19 years old. hes still a kid, and with time he will mature and calm down a bit... but for now you just gotta enjoy the character that is Gael Monfils ;)

Xristos
06-04-2006, 04:17 PM
Welcome to the big time Monfils--you have haters. For some reason, I find this thread amusingly piquant knowing who the thread starter is.
Can you somehow justify your comments?

Xristos
06-04-2006, 04:19 PM
But Xristos commands respect on MTF! He is full of legitimacy and knowledge and tennis skillz!
No doubt. No doubt in my mind...

bandabou
06-04-2006, 04:24 PM
Hmmm...well sometimes they were VERY big important points. So, I can understand it. his last matches were all 5-setters, sooo...

NYCtennisfan
06-04-2006, 04:29 PM
Can you somehow justify your comments?

Justify the piquancy aroused by a thread titled "Loseing(sic) respect..." started by Xristos? Is that possible? To justify my piquancy?

In any case, surely you see the delicious irony, don't you?

joeb_uk
06-04-2006, 04:32 PM
His robocop style dances are hugely over the top, I just want to smack the guy when he celebrates by acting like a robot trying to be a breakdancer. That is the only behaviour that annoys me though :lol:

Leo
06-04-2006, 04:32 PM
Everytime he and Mathieu win a point, they are thumping their chests madly as if to say 'Look how much heart I have.'

Irritates me slightly and am not a big fan of either guy.

Wait, aren't you a fan of Nadal?

Monfils is a big brat. I hate his behavior.

Xristos
06-04-2006, 04:33 PM
Thank you Leo. My thought exactly...

WF4EVER
06-04-2006, 04:33 PM
Even though I didn't give say it here I didn't give Gael a snowball's chance in hell against James. I was so wrong.

In all honesty from what I was able to see of this match since yesterday he played better than in his first two rounds. For whatever it's worth, good luck, Gael, in your next round.

*Ljubica*
06-04-2006, 04:34 PM
As I said in a similar thread on Nadal recently - I personally don't like all this in-your-face, aggressive stuff, and because of that I don't take to the behaviour of Monfils, Nadal, Hewitt - or any of these guys who are a little too "over-the-top" on court. I hate Monfils' "celebrations" at the end of the match - they're more like a goal scorer in the World Cup Final than a tennis player :rolleyes: and seem totally inappropriate. And like betterthanhenman said earlier - I loathe all this heart-thumping stuff. Having said that, Monfils is a young guy - and will probably calm down a little in time. I have met him off court, and he always appears respectful, quiet and almost shy (as Rafa does) - so I guess he just gets a little carried away with the emotion of the moment on court because he is young, and he may well calm down with age and maturity.

admiralpye
06-04-2006, 04:37 PM
You get over the fact Blake is a better person and player. Period.
Does Federer ring a bell. When has been been an ass?

Seen Fed doing his own version of fist-pumps and "Allez!" -- quite a lot of it this year as well, during Aussie Open, Monte Carlo and Rome. He's entitled to it just as much as the next player. :)

Phunkadelicious
06-04-2006, 04:37 PM
Thank you Leo. My thought exactly...
I didn't realize you had those.

LoveFifteen
06-04-2006, 04:38 PM
What the!!??


http://youtube.com/watch?v=8Qqx_EMj_oA&search=monfils

:haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:

Anyone who says that Rafa celebrates just like Monfils is crazy! I never realized Monfils was such a retard.

joeb_uk
06-04-2006, 04:38 PM
As I said in a similar thread on Nadal recently - I personally don't like all this in-your-face, aggressive stuff, and because of that I don't take to the behaviour of Monfils, Nadal, Hewitt - or any of these guys who are a little too "over-the-top" on court. I hate Monfils' "celebrations" at the end of the match - they're more like a goal scorer in the World Cup Final than a tennis player :rolleyes: and seem totally inappropriate. And like betterthanhenman said earlier - I loathe all this heart-thumping stuff. Having said that, Monfils is a young guy - and will probably calm down a little in time. I have met him off court, and he always appears respectful, quiet and almost shy (as Rafa does) - so I guess he just gets a little carried away with the emotion of the moment on court because he is young, and he may well calm down with age and maturity.

He looks so arrogant and confident on court, but when you see him off court he is like a mouse. He looks as if he is too shy to even speak :lol: He has such a hard face on court, but his facial expression is actually very soft off court too.

star
06-04-2006, 04:39 PM
Seen Fed doing his own version of fist-pumps and "Allez!" -- quite a lot of it this year as well, during Aussie Open, Monte Carlo and Rome. He's entitled to it just as much as the next player. :)

Ditto.

I've even seen Roger do a fist pump and shout Allez on an opponent's error. Doesn't make him an ass, but just means everyone does it.

Xristos
06-04-2006, 04:40 PM
I didn't realize you had those.
Well in that case you were wrong.


Why no good reps? I have performed well today with my link etc etc.....

Phunkadelicious
06-04-2006, 04:41 PM
Why no good reps? I have performed well today with my link etc etc.....
:awww: That is just too cute.

NYCtennisfan
06-04-2006, 04:43 PM
I can see both sides here. Yeah, antics like these can be quite annoying since it is a one-on-one sport--everyone knows who is being shown up. Growing up playing the sport from a very young age, it was always instilled in me by whoever was instructing me to not show up your opponent as it goes against the mores of tennis.

At the same time, it's probably good for the sport to have that type of demonstrative behavior on court as it will probably attract new fans and help keep the sport growing into new markets. I also tend to give the benefit of the doubt to young kids, which is what these guys are, who are playing in front of 15,000 fans and millions around the world. They get excited, they are in the moment, their adrenaline rushes...I can see how someone can get in the moment, especially if they are an emotional person. One caveat, it is obviously no OK if the emotions turn into direct insults at your opponent.

njnetswill
06-04-2006, 04:45 PM
One minute people are complaining that Federer is too boring, next minute it is Nadal/Monfils are too emotional. What exactly are you people looking for? :o

star
06-04-2006, 04:46 PM
Why no good reps? I have performed well today with my link etc etc.....

Maybe you should reevaluate. :lol:

Raquel
06-04-2006, 04:46 PM
What the!!??


http://youtube.com/watch?v=8Qqx_EMj_oA&search=monfils
:lol: :tape:

Beating the president of Paddle Tennis. Might have been more impressive if the president was not about 50 :p

Xristos
06-04-2006, 04:47 PM
:awww: That is just too cute.
Thank you... :rolleyes:

Xristos
06-04-2006, 04:49 PM
Maybe you should reevaluate. :lol:
No, I have done well but no rewards as of yet..

Phunkadelicious
06-04-2006, 04:50 PM
No, I have done well but no rewards as of yet..
It is beyond my why someone who should be striving for tennis perfection is wondering why they haven't gotten any reps today on a fucking online forum.

WF4EVER
06-04-2006, 04:52 PM
One minute people are complaining that Federer is too boring, next minute it is Nadal/Monfils are too emotional. What exactly are you people looking for? :o

Personally, I don't like all this in-your-face behaviour and Nadal's on-court attitude turned me off from the get-go. Frankly I think Gael is over the top but I like him in spite of it and I hope he grows out of it. It's too much, even Nadal has calmed down a tad.

I think fans want a remote control to players emotions so that they can decide how they should react on court.

Like them for who they are or hate them for who they are but don't fora minute think you're gonna change them.

Xristos
06-04-2006, 04:53 PM
It is beyond my why someone who should be striving for tennis perfection is wondering why they haven't gotten any reps today on a fucking online forum.
Funnt you say that because I was hitting balls for 3 and 1/2 hours today....

Phunkadelicious
06-04-2006, 04:54 PM
Funnt you say that because I was hitting balls for 3 and 1/2 hours today....
:shrug: I hit balls all the time too. Doesn't mean I'm going to go turn pro tomorrow. Or come home and bitch about my lack of reps either.

star
06-04-2006, 04:57 PM
No, I have done well but no rewards as of yet..

Evidently others disagree.

Xristos
06-04-2006, 04:58 PM
I never said I will turn pro tomorow but never the less, pro I will turn.

Xristos
06-04-2006, 04:58 PM
Evidently others disagree.
Say it isnt so....

Phunkadelicious
06-04-2006, 04:59 PM
I never said I will turn pro tomorow but never the less, pro I will turn.
Have you tried tapping your pretty red slippers together?

Xristos
06-04-2006, 05:00 PM
Sorry I cant understand. Can you go into more detail...

Corey Feldman
06-04-2006, 05:02 PM
I think alot of Monfils annoying behaviour during this French Open is him playing up to the equally as annoying french fans.

he'll get his soon enough

star
06-04-2006, 05:03 PM
I never said I will turn pro tomorow but never the less, pro I will turn.

That's a good goal,

Do you mind if I ask how old you are?

Xristos
06-04-2006, 05:07 PM
If you know nothing about me I may suggest to go the the "ME" thread in Chit chat.

Phunkadelicious
06-04-2006, 05:07 PM
If you know nothing about me I may suggest to go the the "ME" thread in Chit chat.
:spit: You use that thread as self-promotion!? :haha:

Xristos
06-04-2006, 05:08 PM
star needs to start somewhere....

almouchie
06-04-2006, 05:10 PM
he sure does exaggerate sometimes
as for PHM he came in the match with the attitude i am going in his (rafa) face, he doesnt intimidate me,
PHM even said after he needed to show that he was up for it & could beat him
mentally he was tought out there

rafa fist pumping doesnt bother me, other players react differntly
hewitt did stuff that didnt please other players

Corey Feldman
06-04-2006, 05:15 PM
Everytime he and Mathieu win a point, they are thumping their chests madly as if to say 'Look how much heart I have.'

i hate that particular celebration after winning a point.

i feel all french players are shit scared of the fans :lol:
always needing to almost prove themself worthy before they get whistled, boo'd and slow clapped when they lose and fail the mighty nation of Napoleon.

Monteque
06-04-2006, 05:15 PM
NICE DANCES MONFILS.....OUCHHHHH IT'S SOOOOOOOO FUNNY N' ENTERTAIN!!!
EAT ALIVE NOVAK IN THE next ROUND.

Anyway thx for the video. Before this, i have no attention at all to this guy but everything changes after it. Hillarious.... :worship:

Xristos
06-04-2006, 05:16 PM
Yeah I posted the link to the video. ME!

vincayou
06-04-2006, 05:37 PM
I find him rather amusing. He's not using gamemanship to disturb his opponents. He's just a showman.

Nadal and Monfils have no problem with the other players, and that's enough to prove that they are not that irritating.

Nathaliia
06-04-2006, 05:37 PM
Yeah I posted the link to the video. ME!
This forum is allergic to the words going together Xristos + Me + Video. You are whining the most in here about Gael while regarding your situation you are perhaps the least legitimated to do this.

Xristos
06-04-2006, 05:40 PM
Thanks for the support Nathaliia. :)

The video will come...

Fee
06-04-2006, 05:41 PM
This forum is allergic to the words going together Xristos + Me + Video. You are whining the most in here about Gael while regarding your situation you are perhaps the least legitimated to do this.

Hi Nathalia! :wavey:

The absolute irony of this thread is killing me.

Xristos
06-04-2006, 05:44 PM
Well if its killing you...leave :)

Phunkadelicious
06-04-2006, 05:45 PM
The video will come...
I believe Jesus and the Four Horsemen of the Apocolypse will come before this video of yours does.

Xristos
06-04-2006, 05:48 PM
Doubt it. It should be here Tueday or Wednesday. Depending on Dave.

Fee
06-04-2006, 05:48 PM
Well if its killing you...leave :)

And miss all the fun of you absolutely begging people to good rep you? Afraid the red army is going to return just on your behalf?

Besides, I don't take suggestions/directions from liars. :)

MariaV
06-04-2006, 05:49 PM
I agree with Fee, it's just too good to leave. :wavey:

Xristos
06-04-2006, 05:50 PM
Well hop in and enjoy the ride. Life is full of haters like youself who did not achive what they wanted to in life so they want to stop others from achieving their dreams.

Nathaliia
06-04-2006, 05:52 PM
Hi Nathalia! :wavey:

The absolute irony of this thread is killing me.
I really didn't have intentions to post on MTF these days but you know that Gael has always been one of my top fave players and when I happened to read this how ironic thread ... how could I not react :shrug:

Well, as for my support for Gael, he's an extremely nice person of the court, totally down to Earth... childish all the way including his admiration towards McDonald's, he's shy as it has been pointed, he always talks to his fans, plays basketball with the journalists. As about this dancing stuff, I wonder if he's ever done this before winning his ATP title, because the journalists begged him to dance and he did after winning the final.

All those impulsive reactions and his tennis are really showing he's still a kid and as somebody wrote with sense, he'll probably calm down when getting older, it can be either liked or disliked, but I don't think he deserves so harsh words he's getting.

Nathaliia
06-04-2006, 05:53 PM
Well hop in and enjoy the ride. Life is full of haters like youself who did not achive what they wanted to in life so they want to stop others from achieving their dreams.
= Gael, way to the title is yours. Don't mind the doubters.

Fee
06-04-2006, 05:54 PM
Well hop in and enjoy the ride. Life is full of haters like youself who did not achive what they wanted to in life so they want to stop others from achieving their dreams.

:haha: :haha: :haha:

That's funny (I'm guessing its directed at me?) I'm not a hater, and I'm not stopping you from doing anything (I'm just a name on a messageboard, a million miles away). You are such a victim.

This isn't fun anymore, its just a repeat of the silliness in the 'Me' thread. I'm going to make a cup of tea.

Xristos
06-04-2006, 05:54 PM
Very well put. Your words are gold.

Xristos
06-04-2006, 05:55 PM
:haha: :haha: :haha:

That's funny (I'm guessing its directed at me?) I'm not a hater, and I'm not stopping you from doing anything (I'm just a name on a messageboard, a million miles away). You are such a victim.

This isn't fun anymore, its just a repeat of the silliness in the 'Me' thread. I'm going to make a cup of tea.
You know what? I hope you come and watch me bag my first ATP title. I really do. :worship:

Fee
06-04-2006, 05:57 PM
:spit:


Nathi, take a look at the Yuba City Qualy draw and tell me if there are any interesting players in there. I'll miss the first set of matches, but I'm heading up there to see Horia play and might watch a little bit of the other guys.

Xristos
06-04-2006, 05:59 PM
No dont run away when the going gets tough miss. I want you to be there. You are very motivational to me because I try just that much harder when I think of all you putdown. Please come to the final when I play. I want you to.

mangoes
06-04-2006, 06:01 PM
I'm watching the Monfils match, and I don't see what Monfils did to warrant the starting of this thread :shrug:

Black Adam
06-04-2006, 06:03 PM
People have different opinions and it's better that way, imagine if we all had the same opinions, it would be hell. Personally as long as Monfils manages to motivate himself and win matches I am happy for him.

Nathaliia
06-04-2006, 06:05 PM
:spit:


Nathi, take a look at the Yuba City Qualy draw and tell me if there are any interesting players in there. I'll miss the first set of matches, but I'm heading up there to see Horia play and might watch a little bit of the other guys.
I see Piero Luisi (a promising guy from VEN born in 1987), Eduardo Schwank (ex #2 ITF born in 1986), Mashishka Washington is always fun to watch and if you like Matej Bocko, well, he's there too.

athina7
06-04-2006, 06:13 PM
I'm watching the Monfils match, and I don't see what Monfils did to warrant the starting of this thread :shrug:
Me neither:shrug:

Xristos
06-04-2006, 06:15 PM
I see Piero Luisi (a promising guy from VEN born in 1987), Eduardo Schwank (ex #2 ITF born in 1986), Mashishka Washington is always fun to watch and if you like Matej Bocko, well, he's there too.
Keep that hateing up, its only making me stronger.

Nathaliia
06-04-2006, 06:18 PM
Keep that hateing up, its only making me stronger.
I only said Luisi, Schwank, Washington and Bocko were going to compete in Yuba quallies, I answered Fee's question in the thread about Monfils, did I even write anything about you in that post? :eek: :bolt:

MissMoJo
06-04-2006, 06:19 PM
I'm watching the Monfils match, and I don't see what Monfils did to warrant the starting of this thread :shrug:
I know, he was more subdued during this match than previous. James was complaining to umpire about the crowd making noise as he was about to serve, not about Gael's behavior

Fee
06-04-2006, 06:19 PM
I see Piero Luisi (a promising guy from VEN born in 1987), Eduardo Schwank (ex #2 ITF born in 1986), Mashishka Washington is always fun to watch and if you like Matej Bocko, well, he's there too.

Thank you. :) I better get going...

mangoes
06-04-2006, 06:26 PM
I know, he was more subdued during this match than previous. James was complaining to umpire about the crowd making noise as he was about to serve, not about Gael's behavior


I know. I was expecting some big show from Gael. We've seen other players do more than Monfils. But, watching the match, I could feel his excitement. This was a big moment in his career. He was given the chance to go to the 2nd week of a GS, and of all slams, the FO.

celia
06-04-2006, 06:30 PM
To Celia ... I guess Iīve touched some "redneck" fibers with my comment... sorry guys, if you get insulted by this comment, which obviously was not directed to any of you bc I donīt know you, it is bc you feel a little "redneicksh" yourselves. You have no idea how bad I feel about it... he, he ... I was not aware of the amount of rednecks on this board. Iīll be more careful in the future, SURE!!!!

Anyway, I am with Almiralpie:
your stupid comment didn't offend me personally. it just made it clear that you're a moron with internet access.

celia
06-04-2006, 06:32 PM
It is beyond my why someone who should be striving for tennis perfection is wondering why they haven't gotten any reps today on a fucking online forum.
:worship: :worship: :worship:

DrJules
06-04-2006, 07:08 PM
How is Monfils and Nadal different?? If anything, they are quite similar. I think they are both nice guys who have on court personalities that appeal to some and lack appeal to others. The posters in this thread were discussing Monfil's on court personality, yet your post attacked Monfil's on a personal level. Do you know Monfils personally?? What do you know about his personal taste? He has always come across in interviews as charming.

Since Monfils reminds you of behavior you have seen in the US, allow me to tell you what you remind me of.............someone who doesn't understand that all men are equal and someone who is still caught up in the "class" system.

Furthermore, I think you are lower than the rednecks I personally know because those I know would never call one man a nobleman and use a description for the black man that equals scum. This is not the first post in which you have used such stereotyping. The other day, you wrote in a post that only poor people cheat...........

Funny, the guy who you also involved in your BS, Nadal, seems to be a good friend of Monfils and even if he were not, I think Nadal would be simply disgusted by your post.

I'm finished having this discussion with you. You are taking away, from my pleasure, of Roger's match.

What about women. :lol: :lol: :lol:

mangoes
06-04-2006, 07:46 PM
What about women. :lol: :lol: :lol:

We DOMINATE darling:banana: .......a step above men :lol: :lol: :lol:

LLeytonRules
06-04-2006, 07:54 PM
I like Monfils's game but his forehand is too long, he needs to make it shorter.His ranking will go up with wins like this.

Phunkadelicious
06-04-2006, 08:04 PM
I like Monfils's game but his forehand is too long, he needs to make it shorter.His ranking will go up with wins like this.
I'm not exactly sure what you mean by too long. Are you talking about his forehand motion? Perhaps saying it is too loopy? Or are you saying that his forehand flies long on him too often? Where do babies come from? Am I asking too many questions?

LLeytonRules
06-04-2006, 08:07 PM
Its too mechanical.Thats what i mean, loopy yes, if he can do that, he will get more zip on it.

BlakeJamitis
06-04-2006, 08:10 PM
You're right about that Lleyton. I also wish he would shorten it. He could really improve further.

Wannabeknowitall
06-04-2006, 10:40 PM
Ok. Maybe not. But some people think the Nadal's leaps are disrespectful, and Blake has done the same thing.

I think it' s just in the way you interpret things.

Blake was arguing with the umpire after the match, and saying some things I thought were disrespectful to the umpire. It's not the first time Blake has had these sort of arguments with the umpire after the match. I don't like that particularly. It's not like he's the only one who has done it, but I think it would be better to pick up your bags and walk off the court becasue for sure if he had won, he wouldn't be qvetching with the umpire.
I agree. It's a home field advantage. Blake did not say much when it came to the crowd at the US Open against Nadal last year. They were terrible. They were calling Nadal anything to distract him, faggot, bitch, etc. I don't think he has much right to say anything if the same happens here. The French crowd was pretty reserved for most of the match. It was actually oddly quiet. Blake is nitpicking and should work on his mental toughness in 5 set matches, point blank.

Julio1974
06-04-2006, 10:44 PM
What do you expect from him? He has just won the thrid match on a row in 5 sets in front of his crowd. Let him celebrate in peace. Each one has its own way of expressing emotions.

miss strokes
06-04-2006, 11:49 PM
whats wrong with some ppl,why does it offend you if a player celebrates winning,this is whats wrong with tennis,too many stuck up ppl protesting players have no personality then when they show it there shot down for it.

chicky841
06-05-2006, 02:17 AM
Actually quite the opposite for me, I like how much hes fought. All his matches this tourney have been quite tough, I like that he doesnt give up. I think most players on the tour like him, hes a very friendly guy and down to earth.

dmit424
06-05-2006, 02:22 AM
I love Monfil's style. Kid knows how to have fun and it's genuine. I just dream that one day, after winning a big match, Roger will go out and do some headstands and breakdancing in front of the entire crowd... I would just tape it and watch it over a million times laughing mad.

Bagelicious
06-05-2006, 02:28 AM
I love Monfil's style. Kid knows how to have fun and it's genuine. I just dream that one day, after winning a big match, Roger will go out and do some headstands and breakdancing in front of the entire crowd... I would just tape it and watch it over a million times laughing mad.


He prefers to cry...

dmit424
06-05-2006, 02:33 AM
He prefers to cry...

I know. Federer justifies a possible marketing move of showing tennis on the Lifetime Channel (In the U.S., a channel exclusively for drama movies directed at females).

G_Hughes
06-05-2006, 02:37 AM
You got to be kidding, Monfils acts like a redneck, black version, and he sure is. His fav food is fast food, he has no manners and he is really annoying!

Nadal is a nobleman compared to this trasho-French wanna be.


:hatoff:

ChloeLove
06-05-2006, 02:38 AM
I love the way Monfils celebrates, he's hillarious. Why someone would have a problem with it is beyond me. Please. Stop being so stuck up, and conservative about tennis.

Johnny Groove
06-05-2006, 02:43 AM
Personally, I love the way that Gael and Rafa play. Their emotions and dances and whatnot are great. If the other players dont like it, then make them shut up by beating them. If you destroy Nadal, he cant get a fistpump in edgewise.

Also, why does every thread that Xristos posts in get turned into a repeat of the "Me" thread? We already know that Xristos is an idiot, a liar, a cocky punk, a tool, and sucks terribly at tennis and will never make the big time. Admittedly, this new "begging for good reps" is hilarious, but it is really beating a dead horse. Xristos is hated, no one likes him, he's an idiot, he can't spell, and is a tool, we know this already. :wavey: and by the way, ALLEZ GAEL!!!

G_Hughes
06-05-2006, 02:59 AM
He showed no respect at all for D.Norman in his previous match too. He was behaving like a jackass before shaking hands with his opponent after a 4 hours battle.Kid education and manners ?? Ever heard about ?? . I donīt think so.
Great spirit, amazing athlete but he urgently needs to learn how to win .
Here are some rules
1) Always shake your opponentīs hands before celebrating while he waits after a 5 hours battle . Respect in a victory is more important than when you lose.
2) Donīt celebrate your rivals mistakes while staring at them. Thatīs rude and unnecessary.
I guess he will learn , those are youth sins but right here, right now he has lost all my respect as a player. You canīt behave like that on a tennis court.
Concerning french crowd what can I say..... Booing Nadal after his amazing match against P.H.Mathieu..... What did the guy do ?? They canīt stand that french guys arenīt the ones winning in Paris. Nadal did nothing wrong in that match but jealousy itīs a very common disease. Iīve never seen a crowd like the french but it gets worse each year given the fact that no frenchman is even close of winning the title. I guess frustation and bad education always come together

betterthanhenman
06-05-2006, 09:51 PM
http://teamtennis.com.au/New%20Draw%20Sheets/18_singles.xls

Respect for Chris 'Xristos' Stoikoudis on the rise. :)

alfonsojose
06-05-2006, 09:54 PM
Nadal is a nobleman compared to this trasho-French wanna be.
:haha: :haha: :haha:

"Xristos" and "respect" in the same sentence ... :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:

for-sure
06-05-2006, 09:55 PM
What??? A tennis player actually caring about a tennis match and showing some emotion?????????!!!!!!!!!

for-sure
06-05-2006, 09:55 PM
I love the way Monfils celebrates, he's hillarious. Why someone would have a problem with it is beyond me. Please. Stop being so stuck up, and conservative about tennis.
:worship: :worship: true!

supersexynadal
06-05-2006, 10:05 PM
Is it just me or am i the only one who loves players who cheer themselves and i also love the calm version like federer/verdasco style!!!

supersexynadal
06-05-2006, 10:16 PM
:worship: :worship: true!
Yea i just find it hilarious!! Now everytime i look at the guy i laugh!!!