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Monfils Will Upset Blake

SixPack
05-07-2007, 03:59 AM
I can understand why Blake is the favorite because he's a better all around player but Monfils is better on clay as evidence that Monfils beat Blake last year at the French Open. Look for Monfils to go deep in Rome to give himself some energy heading into the French.

RickDaStick
05-07-2007, 04:00 AM
Are we talking about the same Monfils who couldnt win one freaking game vs the clay king Radek Stepanek?

SixPack
05-07-2007, 04:02 AM
Are we talking about the same Monfils who couldnt win one freaking game vs the clay king Radek Stepanek?

Wasn't Monfils injured. The scoreline says 0-6 0-2 so I'm assuming he wasn't full strength and was saving his energy.

ChinoRios4Ever
05-07-2007, 04:13 AM
upset?

Monfils reached the SF last year in Rome...

SixPack
05-07-2007, 04:26 AM
upset?

Monfils reached the SF last year in Rome...

Blake is favored to win. If we bet Monfils, we'll make some cash $$$.

RagingLamb
05-07-2007, 04:46 AM
too unpredictable to call

SixPack
05-07-2007, 05:01 AM
too unpredictable to call

Well if its 50/50 and were getting great odds with Monfils, shoulnd't we take a chance and cash out?

RagingLamb
05-07-2007, 05:17 AM
Well if its 50/50 and were getting great odds with Monfils, shoulnd't we take a chance and cash out?

I don't know if we will cash out with those kinds of odds. That's why it's 50-50, flip of a coin. Pay out with Monflis is better, but no reason to pick him over Blake.

Xristos
05-07-2007, 07:00 AM
I got Monfils winning this.

jazar
05-07-2007, 07:44 AM
i think he will upset blake by jumping around the court like a released mental patient. but other than that blake will have plain sailing

Horatio Caine
05-07-2007, 07:46 AM
Only person Monfils will upset is himself, and his camp.

Horatio Caine
05-07-2007, 07:47 AM
As for the match-up...it is possible he wins, but Blake's game style is dangerous for him, more so because Monfils is not in-form, and the courts play quite fast.

vamosnadal
05-07-2007, 09:30 AM
Monfils is a shadow of the player he was last year and his confidence has been shattered. He wasn't badly injured in the Stepanek game - at least not in the first set. Whilst he has the shots and speed to hurt anyone if it comes together and Blake is no clay-master, I wouldn't put my money on Monfils as he's just too unpredictable these days. I'll bet on him when I see him capable of winning big matches again, but for now I think he's in the middle of a bit of a crisis in his game. Wouldn't totally surprise me if he beat Blake, but I think it's unlikely.

Loremaster
05-07-2007, 09:44 AM
Monfils is useless these days but James is uselsess on clay, so it is 50/50 , but I would favour Blake he played some solid matches recently and he can trouble Monfils with his powerfull strokes considering how fast this clay is , of course it is still clay but Blake showed some great play last year against Almagro and match with Monfils was quite close Gael won 6-2 6-7 7-6 5-7 6-4 and now clay is faster, Monfils much weaker so I would pick James

Tnn74
05-07-2007, 09:59 AM
:rolleyes: Anybody can upset Blake now-a-days...

oz_boz
05-07-2007, 10:06 AM
"Upset"? Coin toss if you ask me, Blake isn't a clay courter and Monfils is just way off.

Tnn74, you are still missing Wilander in your sig. Wilander, Becker and Borg are the only ones that can match Nadal at a similar age. Sampras, Agassi, Lendl and Connors are kind of misplaced, as they had most of their success later in their career.

Tnn74
05-07-2007, 10:13 AM
"Upset"? Coin toss if you ask me, Blake isn't a clay courter and Monfils is just way off.

Tnn74, you are still missing Wilander in your sig. Wilander, Becker and Borg are the only ones that can match Nadal at a similar age. Sampras, Agassi, Lendl and Connors are kind of misplaced, as they had most of their success later in their career.

:wavey: I know right...? but I copied that from the sports writer's website,
I knew they forgot some other names, like Mats, but It did include Becker; 2 slams, 12 titles
:shrug: I'll need to edit it :yeah:

oz_boz
05-07-2007, 11:36 AM
:wavey: I know right...? but I copied that from the sports writer's website,
I knew they forgot some other names, like Mats, but It did include Becker; 2 slams, 12 titles
:shrug: I'll need to edit it :yeah:

:wavey: If you forgot Wilander no problem, someone who writes about sports should know better though :lol:

Sunset of Age
05-07-2007, 11:43 AM
Blake needs a good spanking for critizing Fed and Raf on their MC press conference... so, GO MONFILS!!!

(heheh. only kidding. I have no idea who will win this, as both seem to genuinely SUCK lately.)

cmurray
05-07-2007, 11:45 AM
Blake needs a good spanking for critizing Fed and Raf on their MC press conference... so, GO MONFILS!!!

(heheh. only kidding. I have no idea who will win this, as both seem to genuinely SUCK lately.)

Wait. What did I miss? What did Blake say? :confused:

Sunset of Age
05-07-2007, 11:49 AM
Wait. What did I miss? What did Blake say? :confused:

Here: http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=5303053&postcount=62 - generally he has critized Fed and Rafa for speaking out in public about their troubles with Mr. Disney's future plans - and now he does exactly the same thing! :rolleyes:

Tnn74
05-07-2007, 12:12 PM
:rolleyes: Blake... 2 years at Harvard and he still has no use for his brain...
this explains why he doesn't know how to use it on the court either :o

Loremaster
05-07-2007, 12:16 PM
Monfils is joke I hope he will have his ass kicked and SF points will be lost

Tnn74
05-07-2007, 12:31 PM
Monfils is joke I hope he will have his ass kicked and SF points will be lost

...either way, it won't be by BLAKE :wavey:

richie21
05-07-2007, 12:44 PM
Monfils is a shadow of the player he was last year and his confidence has been shattered. He wasn't badly injured in the Stepanek game - at least not in the first set. Whilst he has the shots and speed to hurt anyone if it comes together and Blake is no clay-master, I wouldn't put my money on Monfils as he's just too unpredictable these days. I'll bet on him when I see him capable of winning big matches again, but for now I think he's in the middle of a bit of a crisis in his game. Wouldn't totally surprise me if he beat Blake, but I think it's unlikely.

like he was any good last year.....:o

GlennMirnyi
05-07-2007, 12:45 PM
Are we talking about the same Monfils who couldnt win one freaking game vs the clay king Radek Stepanek?

:haha:

upset?

Monfils reached the SF last year in Rome...

Nobody knows how.

i think he will upset blake by jumping around the court like a released mental patient. but other than that blake will have plain sailing

:haha:

...either way, it won't be by BLAKE :wavey:

Coming from a Boredo-fan. :rolleyes:

gillian
05-07-2007, 01:23 PM
Would that really count as an upset?

Tnn74
05-07-2007, 01:25 PM
Would that really count as an upset?

:haha: :haha: :)

yomike
05-07-2007, 01:40 PM
Monfils was and will always be the better clay player, his game is nowhere right now but if he plays near his best he would win this handily.

Burrow
05-07-2007, 02:02 PM
Nah, Blake has this one.

Byrd
05-07-2007, 03:37 PM
If upset means to you losing horribly whilst at the same time probably injuring yourself jumping around like a dick, than your right.

danton
05-07-2007, 03:43 PM
I hope so it's about time Monfils won a game and Blakes in Murray's way in the top 10.

kyleskywalker007
05-07-2007, 04:46 PM
Nobody upsets Blake on clay! He is the one that can cause upsets on clay........what doesn´t mean that he actually does:rolleyes:

Merton
05-07-2007, 11:54 PM
This is a match that I wouldn't even try predicting at this point. Too much ambiguity.

LaTenista
05-08-2007, 02:19 AM
:rolls: This thread has made me laugh so much I'm crying. :sobbing:

+alonso
05-08-2007, 03:12 AM
:lol:

RickDaStick
05-08-2007, 03:13 AM
I got Monfils winning this.

Thanks for the tip. $1000 on Blake for me.

El Legenda
05-08-2007, 03:16 AM
Only Chuck Norris beats Blake on clay
and even Chuck will need a 3rd TB to win.

GlennMirnyi
05-08-2007, 03:25 AM
Only Chuck Norris beats Blake on clay
and even Chuck will need a 3rd TB to win.

Wrong. The only way Chuck beats Blake on clay is in a fifth set.

ChinoRios4Ever
05-08-2007, 03:37 AM
Wrong. The only way Chuck beats Blake on clay is in a fifth set.

:haha: :haha: :p :angel: