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4th rd: Gael Monfils vs Novak Djokovic

ezekiel
06-04-2006, 04:10 PM
Who will win?
I am sure media will play up their match from the last USO :devil:

ASP0315
06-04-2006, 04:12 PM
Who will win?
I am sure media will play up their match from the last USO :devil:
I'll be rooting for Djvokovic. It will be another exciting 5 setter. Monfils played three consecutive 5 setters and must be tired.

Andre♥
06-04-2006, 04:14 PM
I'll be rooting for Djvokovic. It will be another exciting 5 setter. Monfils played three consecutive 5 setters and must be tired.

Monfils is just like Nadal. He never gets tired.

Phunkadelicious
06-04-2006, 04:14 PM
Its a tough one, I like them both a lot. But I think and hope that Novak will pull this one out.

Scotso
06-04-2006, 04:16 PM
Novak has a lot more weapons, and I think he should win... but the crowd could be a factor. Who knows how both will react.

Björki
06-04-2006, 04:26 PM
lets go Nole

ufokart
06-04-2006, 04:30 PM
I'll be supporting Novak all the way.

Rogiman
06-04-2006, 04:42 PM
Novak is by fat the more watchable player in my opinion, I just hope he can handle the crowd (he's been great in away ties in DC).

If he does watch out Nadal.

Corey Feldman
06-04-2006, 04:46 PM
Zis is zee end of zee line for you Gael !!

ezekiel
06-04-2006, 04:51 PM
I am watching nbc coverage now and they already mentioned that USO open match and how Novak "cheated" :D :rolleyes:

ServeAlready81
06-04-2006, 04:58 PM
I am watching nbc coverage now and they already mentioned that USO open match and how Novak "cheated" :D :rolleyes:

He didn't "cheat", but it sure was gamesmanship.

I think Novak will win easily, he's a better player than Gael even though their ranking doesn't suggest it.

uglyamerican
06-04-2006, 05:02 PM
They didn't put it that way.

ezekiel
06-04-2006, 05:28 PM
They didn't put it that way.

The NBC guy whom I can't remember the name but not Mcenroe, said that Novak admitted to cheating the rules . Now I remember that Novak had heat problems and said so after the match. Some went on to interpret it as cheating in zeal to create controversy.

Anyway I just saw the schedule and this match is scheduled at pretty much the same time as Nadal vs Hewitt :rolleyes:

mangoes
06-04-2006, 05:29 PM
I like Monfils, but I think Djokovic will win this and quite easily.

uglyamerican
06-04-2006, 05:32 PM
The NBC guy whom I can't remember the name but not Mcenroe, said that Novak admitted to cheating the rules . Now I remember that Novak had heat problems and said so after the match. Some went on to interpret it as cheating in zeal to create controversy.


I never heard anybody use the word "cheating."

Hope the match will be a good one so we won't have to hear about the last one anymore.

Gasquet and Henman both had incidents as younger players, but they don't get mentioned much any more.

That's all I'll say about it.

Phunkadelicious
06-04-2006, 05:36 PM
Djokovic is my second favorite player, and I still found what he did at the U.S.O. very unsportsmanlike, but I got over it. The problem has been fixed, so it won't happen again anyway, so its done, its in the past, its over. I am sure Monfils has moved on, and it probably won't be on his mind too much when they play.

Jumpman23
06-04-2006, 05:42 PM
I thought Blake would beat Gael convincingly in three or four sets, but somehow Gael grinds out another 5 set victory, and continues to suprise me,

thus I expect Gael to win in another dogfight 5 set match

*julie*
06-04-2006, 06:02 PM
Gael will need a time out if it goes to the 5th set...

Nathaliia
06-04-2006, 06:04 PM
Whoever wins, meet the new #1 in France in ATP ;)

http://www.rolandgarros.com/images/pics/large/b_v_monfils_20060601_gal15.jpg

tennisgal_001
06-04-2006, 06:04 PM
Novak is on a roll... I hope he doesn't let the crowd into his head... although this match will be played on Suzanne Lenglen court.

jole
06-04-2006, 06:08 PM
I still can't get that image of Novak pulling up lame with his hamstring in the fourth set of his match versus Gonzalez, but he seems to have put it behind him?

Phunkadelicious
06-04-2006, 06:16 PM
Whoever wins, meet the new #1 in France in ATP ;)

http://www.rolandgarros.com/images/pics/large/b_v_monfils_20060601_gal15.jpg
Even though I'd prefer Richie in this position again, I am very happy for Monfils :D

DrJules
06-04-2006, 06:24 PM
Slightly favour chances of Novak. Feel Gael too dependent on chasing and returning balls like Nadal. He certainly should serve better.

Nathaliia
06-04-2006, 06:26 PM
Even though I'd prefer Richie in this position again, I am very happy for Monfils :D
I just happen to like this photo and I think it's fun with a knowledge of him being on the top position in France. He's very amusing to me :lol: But yeah Richard has a beautiful tennis and I wouldn't mind if those two 1986s could exchange, while being in top 5 :p I wonder if Gael could ever be in top 5 - I wish him so :)

And to answer the question from the thread's title - I suspect Novak will be the winner because he's less tired... I think :scratch: Gael prove me wrong :cool:

ezekiel
06-04-2006, 06:46 PM
I never heard anybody use the word "cheating."

Hope the match will be a good one so we won't have to hear about the last one anymore.

Gasquet and Henman both had incidents as younger players, but they don't get mentioned much any more.

That's all I'll say about it.

I understand what you are saying. As I watched that match it was clear to me that Gael was the one benefiting from his heat illness but just couldn't capitalize it at the end probably because he plays too defensive and doesn't have a big weapon. Tomorrow is a rematch and should tell us where they both stand

Dan's Racket
06-04-2006, 06:58 PM
I think Novak will win this, but it will be another close one. If you are sitting down to watch this, don't expect to be moving anywhere for about 4 hours.

Bilbo
06-04-2006, 07:00 PM
the winner will be: Gael Monfils :D

Phunkadelicious
06-04-2006, 07:02 PM
I just happen to like this photo and I think it's fun with a knowledge of him being on the top position in France. He's very amusing to me :lol: But yeah Richard has a beautiful tennis and I wouldn't mind if those two 1986s could exchange, while being in top 5 :p I wonder if Gael could ever be in top 5 - I wish him so :)

And to answer the question from the thread's title - I suspect Novak will be the winner because he's less tired... I think :scratch: Gael prove me wrong :cool:
Yeah that is a great picture, and I'm glad Gael chose tennis instead of the NBA :p As far as Gael being in the top5 goes, I would be extremely surprised if he didn't crack the top 5 before the end of his career. Since I envision him winning a major, and within the next 3 years, I also think he'll be in the top 5 sometime within the next 3 years. I know, a VERY BOLD prediction :p

Leo
06-04-2006, 07:04 PM
Monfils is just like Nadal. He never gets tired.

I wouldn't say that at all!

Novak will win again. :)

elroyf
06-04-2006, 07:04 PM
Novak will win this comfortably. 3-0, 3-1. He has looked very good at RG, MUCH better than Monfils.

Leo
06-04-2006, 07:07 PM
WTF is up with RG scheduling? They put this match on Lenglen to be played at perhaps the same time as Nadal/Hewitt. Ugh, so frustrating. :rolleyes:

Nathaliia
06-04-2006, 07:09 PM
Yeah that is a great picture, and I'm glad Gael chose tennis instead of the NBA :p As far as Gael being in the top5 goes, I would be extremely surprised if he didn't crack the top 5 before the end of his career. Since I envision him winning a major, and within the next 3 years, I also think he'll be in the top 5 sometime within the next 3 years. I know, a VERY BOLD prediction :p
:bigclap:
I like your prediction, hopefully you have a visionaire's talent! Gael during his stay in Sopot played not only basketball in the park, but also he played rugby in the street :help: I am so biased I wonder if I ever can be objective about him :shrug: The crowd in here loved him so much that he needed to be escaped by security cos everybody wanted to touch him :rolls:

Which major do you see he can win? I think of any except the Wimbledon, but it wouldn't be easy for him to deal at the US Open. Crowd usually loves him, but I'm not sure if American crowd could love him too :shrug:

Phunkadelicious
06-04-2006, 07:11 PM
Well, I actually think that the U.S. crowd, if properly exposed to him, would as a whole warmly embrace him. He is a showman, he has spiffy hair, and a lot of women will fawn over him :p But I see him doing it first at the Australian maybe. I want to say the French, but predicting a Frenchman to win the FO is perhaps too bold a prediction even for myself :p So I will go out on a limb and say that yes, Gael will win the OZ first.

Nathaliia
06-04-2006, 07:14 PM
I can't imagine him winning against Federer though... now or ever :scared:

Phunkadelicious
06-04-2006, 07:16 PM
I can't imagine him winning against Federer though... now or ever :scared:
Yes this is true, but Federer will have to miss a major here and there, and someone has to win the ones he doesn't :p

Merton
06-04-2006, 07:38 PM
Djokovic.

uglyamerican
06-04-2006, 07:41 PM
Gael will win the OZ first.

Yup. OZ is all about fitness and stamina.

Carito_90
06-04-2006, 07:45 PM
Go Nole. :banana:

muniu
06-04-2006, 08:20 PM
Ajde NOle KICK THIS black ass :o I hate u Gael!!!!!!

bad gambler
06-04-2006, 08:29 PM
A rematch of their infamous US open match last year

Nathaliia
06-04-2006, 08:34 PM
Gael has already won a rematch against Murray :bolt: For my liking, he could win this one too and later take a revenge on Nadal if possible :devil: In the semis - against Ljubo (final in France in 2005), in the final - against Federer for Doha

:rolls:

shotgun
06-04-2006, 08:59 PM
ajde Djokovic

NYCtennisfan
06-04-2006, 10:43 PM
Everything points to a Novak win and he is the favorite going in. The only X-factor is the crowd which could push Monfils over the top. Djokovic is the only player left in the bottom half who could trouble Nadal I think.

NYCtennisfan
06-04-2006, 10:44 PM
Ajde NOle KICK THIS black ass I hate u Gael!!!!!!

Nice. :rolleyes:

scoobs
06-04-2006, 10:51 PM
The form suggests Djoko should sail through - he's played much less tennis, squashed Haas in straight sets while Monfils has had to win 3 in a row in 5 sets and has yet to have a rest day in the last 5.

As long as Novak blots out the crowd, who will undoubtedly try to insert themselves into the proceedings, he has the weapons and the form and the freshness to do it.

I hope he does.

Chocobo
06-04-2006, 10:57 PM
Gael will be too tired to win this one, I think (especially that he has to play two days in a row, unlike Djokovic).

But still Allez Gael!!!

Pixie
06-05-2006, 12:31 AM
I'd pick Monfils. Sorry if I might be seen as biased, but that match with Blake was his best since the beginning of the tournament. Not that surprising as he has recognized being quite stressed in his first two rounds. And even if I do believe like a load of people here that Djokovic is more talented, Monfils is developping an interesting hard-to-play game on clay. Between heavy and smooth strokes, he could embarrass Djokovic. And I reckon he's got one match left in the tank.

That said I picked Djokovic in the PAW.

Scotso
06-05-2006, 01:19 AM
I'm so mad that they put this match on at the same time as Nadal/Hewitt... and wtf is it not on Chatrier but Martin vs. Benneteau is? :eek:

Chloe le Bopper
06-05-2006, 01:34 AM
Yeah that is a great picture, and I'm glad Gael chose tennis instead of the NBA :p As far as Gael being in the top5 goes, I would be extremely surprised if he didn't crack the top 5 before the end of his career. Since I envision him winning a major, and within the next 3 years, I also think he'll be in the top 5 sometime within the next 3 years. I know, a VERY BOLD prediction :p

He's a future top 5 player imo as well... not sure about the timelines and what not, however :p

Scotso
06-05-2006, 01:40 AM
If Gael is going to be in the top 5, he's going to need to develop some weapons.

BlakeorHenman
06-05-2006, 05:24 AM
This is really sad, but when i see two players i like equally end up playing against each other, I always pick the better-looking one. So go, Djokovic!!!