USO Rd. 2: Monfils d. Korolev 6-2, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4. [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

USO Rd. 2: Monfils d. Korolev 6-2, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4.

The Freak
08-28-2008, 11:23 PM
Korolev can be a tricky opponent so a good win for Gael, It's nice to see him finding some consistency, he's on a roll lately :yeah:

He faces Nalbandian next that should be a firecracker. :cool:

shotgun
08-28-2008, 11:25 PM
Clownish celebration from Monfils. First he high-fives three or four people in the crowd before shaking Korolev's hand, and then he goes to the center of the court and starts some weird dance.

Albop
08-28-2008, 11:27 PM
What a disgrace this Monfils, all serve pusher.

Chipping FH returns all the time :o

Korolev has the stokes but he is too damn irregular

Also monfils showing the clown that he is at the celebration.

HeretiC
08-28-2008, 11:37 PM
Clown or not, he is in the 3rd round and he will have a decent chance against Nalbandian who could not even break him once in Beijing 2 weeks ago. There is no doubt that it will be a tight scoreline match.

bambelbitz
08-28-2008, 11:39 PM
The desired rematch of those two. Monfils won it at the Olympic Games. Let's see if he can make it two in a row against Nalbandian!

Albop
08-28-2008, 11:40 PM
Clown or not, he is in the 3rd round and he will have a decent chance against Nalbandian who could not even break him once in Beijing 2 weeks ago. There is no doubt that it will be a tight scoreline match.

Hopefully Monfils can repeat that result.

vincayou
08-28-2008, 11:59 PM
First time I had a proper look at Korolev. Tursunov is a poet next to him. Ball bashing stripped from any subtlety.

The Freak
08-29-2008, 01:20 AM
Clownish celebration from Monfils. First he high-fives three or four people in the crowd before shaking Korolev's hand, and then he goes to the center of the court and starts some weird dance.

The people he high-fived were his coaches etc..
As for the dance, that's Gael for you :lol:

ReturnWinner
08-29-2008, 01:23 AM
Clown or not, he is in the 3rd round and he will have a decent chance against Nalbandian who could not even break him once in Beijing 2 weeks ago. There is no doubt that it will be a tight scoreline match.

Nalbandian broke Monfils once in the first set.

~*BGT*~
08-29-2008, 02:35 AM
Zhenya :sad: Well, I got to see 5 seconds of it thanks to Ivanovic and commercial for Chuck :o But good fight anyway. :hug:

Rafa = Fed Killa
08-29-2008, 02:43 AM
Nice work Monfils.

Next year top ten.

selyoink
08-29-2008, 02:53 AM
Monfils beginning to come good with some consistent results. If he can take Nalbandian down a spot in the QFs beckons.

~Maya~
08-29-2008, 04:13 AM
I didn't see the match but I am so happy he won it. I really like this guy.

IAMlegend
08-29-2008, 08:01 AM
Just shake the other player's hand before getting into all the nonsense. That's all I'm asking. With a win over FD, he'll show that his recent ascension is for real.

HeretiC
08-29-2008, 08:09 AM
Nalbandian broke Monfils once in the first set.

Actually you are right :yeah:, he did break him once in the first set, but in the second he didn't even had a BP chance.

Truc
08-29-2008, 08:35 AM
The people he high-fived were his coaches etc..
As for the dance, that's Gael for you :lol:I didn't pay so much attention to the high-five thing at the end, but he already did it during the match with some kids supporting him in that corner, so maybe that's why he did it again? Big deal anyway.

(Edit: I saw it again, it wasn't with the kids, but it didn't look like his coaches either. However, it took about 3 seconds, it's not like Korolev was waiting for ever at the net.)

I thought he was really trying to focus and not put on too much of a show during good parts of the match, which is the most important thing to me.

Truc
08-29-2008, 08:37 AM
As for the match, that really was some brainless tennis from Korolev!
I knew it was his style of game and still, I was pretty shocked.

drf716
08-29-2008, 08:41 AM
korolev :(

Deivid23
08-29-2008, 10:19 AM
Expected, Korolev always loses against such a players. Zhenya, it´s about time you wake the fuck up, start thinking a bit and stop being this brainless on court, u tool :o