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Dennis van Scheppingen d. Gael Monfils 67 64 63

Klaas_nalbandian
02-21-2007, 03:23 PM
Lucky Loser Dutchman Dennis the Great defeated Gael Monfils

Horatio Caine
02-21-2007, 03:24 PM
I thought he had a good chance, but was obviously somewhat sceptical as to whether he could win from a set down.

Great that he is back! :yeah: :bounce:

Snowwy
02-21-2007, 03:25 PM
Terrible result for Monfils, whats going on with him.

Labamba
02-21-2007, 03:26 PM
the Monfils horror show continues in Rotterdam

Gael :(

he totally went off the boil after the first set :shrug:

TMJordan
02-21-2007, 03:27 PM
Soon it is Martin's turn to keep the Dutch magic alive :D

Apemant
02-21-2007, 03:27 PM
Hmm Gael had 3 times more aces, but Dennis had far better % of winning on 1st serve. How come? :eek:

InfiniteSadness
02-21-2007, 03:29 PM
Gael :haha:

pathetic...

Voo de Mar
02-21-2007, 03:32 PM
Good event for the Dutchies so far whereas how lower is their ranking :cool:

2moretogo
02-21-2007, 03:35 PM
Monfils, what the hell happened to you? Another 1st round loss, these are becoming common place. So sad.

zicofirol
02-21-2007, 03:41 PM
MOnflis is a joke and overrated, he plays 15 ft behind the baseline, doesnt really play aggresive and seems to have no idea how to construct a point...

Voo de Mar
02-21-2007, 03:41 PM
Is very upsetting that Dutch tennis has recently so poor players after years of great achievements. Where are the successors of Krajicek, Haarhuis, Siemerink, Schalken and Verkerk? :( It's tough to belive but this week the best Dutchman (Sluiter) is lower in ATP ranking than the best Polish player (Kubot) :shrug: BTW both countries has only two players in Top 200!

Klaas_nalbandian
02-21-2007, 03:44 PM
Is very upsetting that Dutch tennis has recently so poor players after years of great achievements. Where are the successors of Krajicek, Haarhuis, Siemerink, Schalken and Verkerk? :( It's tough to belive but this week the best Dutchman (Sluiter) is lower in ATP ranking than the best Polish player (Kubot) :shrug: BTW both countries has only two players in Top 200!

yeah it is terrible but guys like martin and sjeng are injuried for a long time and raemon is often injuried , martin and sjeng belong in the top 50 , sjeng even top 20 in my opinion but he won't come back. Maybe the future is for Dutch tennis with junior world champ thiemo de bakker and other guys like Robin Haase, Igor Sijsling and Jesse Huta Galung. But you never know it with young players, they have potential

HybridTheory
02-21-2007, 03:44 PM
Dennis :worship:
Great result

Voo de Mar
02-21-2007, 03:46 PM
MOnflis is a joke and overrated, he plays 15 ft behind the baseline, doesnt really play aggresive and seems to have no idea how to construct a point...

I agree...
In spite of common opinion Monfils isn't very fast. He reaches a lot of balls because he has very long arms and legs and he slithers very well :o

marcelwks
02-21-2007, 03:47 PM
van Scheppingen was solid all match , serving really well . His game is very good for indoors . But unfortunatelly he had many injuries .

Klaas_nalbandian
02-21-2007, 03:48 PM
Next Round against Florian Mayer , Dennis leads 2-1

2004 Bucharest
Romania Clay R32 Mayer 6-1 6-1

2002 Freudenstadt
Germany Clay R32 van Scheppingen 6-4 6-4

2001 Eisenach
Germany Clay R32 van Scheppingen 6-3 3-6 6-1

Horatio Caine
02-21-2007, 03:52 PM
I agree...
In spite of common opinion Monfils isn't very fast. He reaches a lot of balls because he has very long arms and legs and he slithers very well :o

He's not a snake :lol:

marcelwks
02-21-2007, 03:55 PM
In first set Geal hited some monster forehands and backhands . And betfair commentator ask "Why he is not in top20" . Now he knows the answer ;)

I like Dennis chances against Mayer but he must be fit like today .

Voo de Mar
02-21-2007, 04:00 PM
He's not a snake :lol:

But he plays like a snake and sometimes bites his opponents with pathetic slice forehands ;)

henree
02-21-2007, 04:02 PM
I am glad this happened. He needs to take as many painful beatings as he can. Until he realizes it isn't healthy being a super tall counterpuncher.:rolleyes:

LK_22
02-21-2007, 04:55 PM
Next Round against Florian Mayer , Dennis leads 2-1
2004 Bucharest
Romania Clay R32 Mayer 6-1 6-1


The last time they played the scoreline speaks for itself
Monfils is overrated and in bad form, Mayer however isn't and I would be very suprised if Dennis would win this one.

Alvarillo
02-21-2007, 04:57 PM
Dennis played awesome, serving and returning!!!!!!
Gael was lost at the end!

*Viva Chile*
02-21-2007, 04:57 PM
:haha:

Klaas_nalbandian
02-21-2007, 05:03 PM
The last time they played the scoreline speaks for itself
Monfils is overrated and in bad form, Mayer however isn't and I would be very suprised if Dennis would win this one.

Well I wouldn't say dennis hasn't go a chance, did you see the match he played very well , monfils wasn't playing very bad he even got around 20 aces. The last match was on gravel it ahoy certainly isn't gravel, Dennis is dangerous on this kind of courts but definitely Mayer is the favourite to win

JMG
02-21-2007, 05:08 PM
van Scheppingen was solid all match , serving really well . His game is very good for indoors . But unfortunatelly he had many injuries .

The Dutch Burgsmüller.

CooCooCachoo
02-21-2007, 05:38 PM
The Dutch Burgsmüller.

:tape:

Dennis plays very differently from Lars. Much less boring too.

Deathless Mortal
02-21-2007, 05:55 PM
He get the last LL spot, and he is in the second round now :lol: Monfils :o

madmanfool
02-21-2007, 06:03 PM
I wish people didn't mention Monfils together with the likes of Nadal, Gasquet, Berdych, Djokovic, Murray, Del Potro,... He doesn't belong there and it was proven yet again today.

Voo de Mar
02-21-2007, 07:09 PM
The Dutch Burgsmüller.

:yeah:

jazar
02-21-2007, 07:11 PM
i'm not a fan of monfils but that is terrible, he had a good chance to go far this week

musefanatic
02-21-2007, 07:33 PM
I can't ever remember hearing this guys name, so well done to him :) Monfils should try and spend more time up on his feet and less on the floor, might play better and have less injuries :rolleyes:

martinatreue
02-21-2007, 07:37 PM
:woohoo:

scoobs
02-21-2007, 08:16 PM
Monfils had a late challenger in Juan Carlos Ferrero, but in the end, he has to be crowned the winner of today's !OH DEAR! award for services to poor results.

RonE
02-21-2007, 08:50 PM
van Scheppingen is still playing tennis??? :eek:

LK_22
02-21-2007, 09:40 PM
Well I wouldn't say dennis hasn't go a chance, did you see the match he played very well , monfils wasn't playing very bad he even got around 20 aces. The last match was on gravel it ahoy certainly isn't gravel, Dennis is dangerous on this kind of courts but definitely Mayer is the favourite to win

I agree, I never said Dennis hasn't got a chance, he's made the most of his LL spot and I think if he can serve well he can definitely trouble Mayer. It's just there's a big difference playing somebody who's in form and somebody who's woefully out of it

ljubicic_
02-21-2007, 11:57 PM
van Scheppingen is still playing tennis??? :eek:


He's 31 if he isn't injured he could play 2 or 3 years more

Sunset of Age
02-22-2007, 01:03 AM
van Scheppingen is still playing tennis??? :eek:

yes, at 31!!! :worship:
And if he continues to play like he did today... well, who knows how far he can still get.

RickDaStick
02-22-2007, 03:03 AM
yes, at 31!!! :worship:
And if he continues to play like he did today... well, who knows how far he can still get.

Dont see him getting past Ljubo in the quarters.

franklibby
02-22-2007, 10:45 PM
I wish people didn't mention Monfils together with the likes of Nadal, Gasquet, Berdych, Djokovic, Murray, Del Potro,... He doesn't belong there and it was proven yet again today.

I fully agree. I could never figure out why he's always lumped in with the real up and comings. The press seems to put him in the spotlight as the next greatest thing on those somewhat rare occasions when he wins, especially ESPN.

UncleZeke
02-23-2007, 03:39 AM
expected more from Monfils.

vincayou
02-23-2007, 09:06 AM
Monfils is going nowhere. He had some potential, but hasn't improved in the last 2 years.

Kolya
02-23-2007, 09:52 AM
Scheppingen has been around for soooo long.

Nice win.

JMG
02-23-2007, 10:00 AM
:tape:

Dennis plays very differently from Lars. Much less boring too.

No.

oz_boz
02-23-2007, 03:13 PM
Monfils going nowhere fast.