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Estoril QF : Montañes def Simon 5-7 6-4 7-6(4)

Action Jackson
05-08-2009, 06:41 PM
Great stuff Albert, good for the game this result.

Chiakifug
05-08-2009, 06:43 PM
Masterclass of serving from both. :D

Sapeod
05-08-2009, 06:44 PM
Glad that Sipusher lost :D
Go Monty. Beat Crapdevil and then beat Blake the Flake or Donkey :D

Mint Chip
05-08-2009, 06:44 PM
Had match point and 4-1 and loses to this prick.Unexpected result :sad:

gaitare
05-08-2009, 06:49 PM
Great stuff Albert, good for the game this result.

No, it's not :) Gilles still caught between his old game and his new game, as if he read GM too often and didn't want to be labeled "pusher" anymore, goes for his shots way too early for his standards for a few months now, and just has too many ideas at the moment, which makes his basic game suffer. But he'll resurrect his tennis sooner than later.

roberthenman
05-08-2009, 06:52 PM
Great Victory Albert :worship:
you should top 30 sure ;) :p
GL in semis , match open :devil:

Voo de Mar
05-08-2009, 06:52 PM
Simon has turned from mental-giant into mental midget lately. Montanes is boring but definitely he isn't a choker. I don't know a single ATP match where he lost after wasting MP, maybe he's a record holder in this department because he has already played more than 150 ATP tournaments.

rocketassist
05-08-2009, 06:53 PM
Expected result on clay...Simon looks like a gimp on this surface.

rhinooooo
05-08-2009, 06:54 PM
Very funny match. The first four times Monty broke Simon, he got broken straight back. Was serving for the set at *5-4, had 5 sp's, got broken then lost the set 7-5. Fought to break in the first set, only to get broken back again. Eventually took it 6-4. Simon 4-1* up in the third, and had one MP on Monty's serve at *5-6 but couldn't get it done. Alot of momentum shifts.

Gretchen.
05-08-2009, 07:00 PM
Gillou :ras:

Sapeod
05-08-2009, 07:02 PM
Very funny match. The first four times Monty broke Simon, he got broken straight back. Was serving for the set at *5-4, had 5 sp's, got broken then lost the set 7-5. Fought to break in the first set, only to get broken back again. Eventually took it 6-4. Simon 4-1* up in the third, and had one MP on Monty's serve at *5-6 but couldn't get it done. Alot of momentum shifts.
I noticed that. Very topsy turvy for both :o

Horatio Caine
05-08-2009, 07:02 PM
Simon :o

richie21
05-08-2009, 07:05 PM
Not a surprising result.
The pushers-counter attackers(Simon,Murray,Hewitt) can't prosper on that surface

cocrcici
05-08-2009, 07:09 PM
Simon has turned from mental-giant into mental midget lately. Montanes is boring but definitely he isn't a choker. I don't know a single ATP match where he lost after wasting MP, maybe he's a record holder in this department because he has already played more than 150 ATP tournaments.

pressure:shrug:

rocketassist
05-08-2009, 07:10 PM
Not a surprising result.
The pushers-counter attackers(Simon,Murray,Hewitt) can't prosper on that surface

Nadal? :confused:

betowiec
05-08-2009, 07:15 PM
nice choke simon

Guy Haines
05-08-2009, 07:20 PM
No, it's not :) Gilles still caught between his old game and his new game, as if he read GM too often and didn't want to be labeled "pusher" anymore, goes for his shots way too early for his standards for a few months now, and just has too many ideas at the moment, which makes his basic game suffer. But he'll resurrect his tennis sooner than later.

:) Good post. Simple better describes the MTF view of Simon's game. I agree with you completely -- he's a thoughtful player, but he's over-thinking and pushing too hard (to hit winners :D) of late.

Doggy, you better have a special punishment in store for him for squandering this one. :o

GlennMirnyi
05-08-2009, 07:21 PM
Nadal? :confused:

Different stuff.

Moonballers ≠ pushers.

MalwareDie
05-08-2009, 07:37 PM
Expected result. Simon has always been a mug, especially on clay.

rocketassist
05-08-2009, 08:02 PM
Different stuff.

Moonballers ≠ pushers.

Suppose but it's still winning on the basis of a barrage of UEs by the man on the other side of the net.

Nadal could hit 0 winners in a clay event and still dish out bagels and breadsticks.

GlennMirnyi
05-08-2009, 08:05 PM
Suppose but it's still winning on the basis of a barrage of UEs by the man on the other side of the net.

Nadal could hit 0 winners in a clay event and still dish out bagels and breadsticks.

Flat pushing shots have no kick, it's not like they're going to encourage someone to go for too much like moonballs do.

Laba
05-08-2009, 09:10 PM
Simon. :help:

scarecrows
05-08-2009, 09:27 PM
well done Albert

tennisfan444
05-08-2009, 09:28 PM
:(

Nichele Hull
05-08-2009, 11:31 PM
Simon's worst loss of the year by a long shot :o

Sapeod
05-08-2009, 11:40 PM
Simon's worst loss of the year by a long shot :o
Albert isn't that bad :o He's a very good player on clay. Simon just had a bad day and he hasn't been in particularly good form. Simon's worst loss was definately the one to Zverev in Rome.

Nichele Hull
05-09-2009, 12:00 AM
Albert can't serve his way out of a paper bag and he was serving better than Simon!I would be embrassed :o hes another Spanish monnballer :(

malisha
05-09-2009, 12:03 AM
good for the game this result.

always good to see versatile player beat one dimensional
Monty:yeah:

Doggy
05-09-2009, 12:44 AM
BOO! you whore. :secret: but i would still tap you

Pfloyd
05-09-2009, 01:13 AM
Simon :rolleyes:

And he said he was best at clay.

I hope he can play well in Madrid so he can have a decent French Open.

miura
05-09-2009, 01:19 AM
Gilles :ras:

Smoke944
05-09-2009, 04:22 AM
Yessss awesome stuff Albert, now beat Capdeville :yeah:

Machiavelli
05-09-2009, 08:15 AM
Expected result, the way better player won this match...

Go home Simon and learn how to hit a winner...

His game is read like an open book, give him back an easy ball and let him go for the winner, no way you can lose to Simon then, the guy can't hit a winner to save his life...

Minotaur
05-09-2009, 08:32 AM
Personally i don't think it's a choke by all means.

Remember i saw remarks of people who commented on Simon's match versus Fognini and stated that Gilles's game is still very bad.

I watched him versus Zvereve in Rome and should say that he hits too many errors and his confidence is low.

Here in a hard way consolidated 41 lead in the 3rd set but playing ugly he couldn't win. And actually the player who seems to be playing better actually won.

Montanes like a spaniard on clay fights for every point and he seems to be in a good form.

Generally Simon is indeed a better player but poor form contributed to his loss.

It should be mentioned that Simon's bad run continues since the beginning of the year. He played that bad even in Marseille but now he ran out of luck and gets losses like this.

It's a matter of time he will get into form.

Merton
05-09-2009, 10:22 AM
Excellent stuff from Montanes, but not surprising on clay.