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Who will win Monte Carlo 2010 ?

alter ego
04-09-2010, 02:44 PM
The draw will come out tomorrow, play starts Sunday.

Johnny Groove
04-09-2010, 02:52 PM
For the sanity of everyone on MTF and for the sake of the board as a whole, Nadal needs to win the title and try to keep something resembling peace and order.

vn01
04-09-2010, 02:54 PM
NADAL
Does the play really start Sunday? It will be great.

paseo
04-09-2010, 02:55 PM
Nadal. But, if Djokovic manages to get to the final, then Djokovic. Yes, Djokovic will beat Nadal if they face each other here.

alter ego
04-09-2010, 02:58 PM
NADAL
Does the play really start Sunday? It will be great.

Day Time Round
Sunday, 11 from 11h00 Singles, 1st Round
Monday, 12 from 10h30 Singles, 1st Round
Doubles, 1st Round
Tuesday, 13 from 10h30 Singles, 1st Round
Doubles, 1st Round
Wednesday, 14 from 10h30 Singles, 2nd Round
Doubles, 2nd Round
Thursday, 15 from 10h30 Singles, 1/8 finals
Doubles, 1/8 finals
Friday, 16 from 10h30 Singles, 1/4 finals
Double, 1/4 finals
Saturday, 17 from 11h30 Singles, 1/2 finals
Doubles, 1/4 finals
Sunday, 18 from 14h15 Presentation of the finalists
from 14h30 Singles Final (Best of 3 sets)
Followed by Doubles Final (Best of 3 sets)

samanosuke
04-09-2010, 02:58 PM
Cilic

duong
04-09-2010, 03:10 PM
Will a Spanish player be able once for all to play great against Nadal without failing ?

I would like Ferrer to win one big tournament in his life.

But of course the expected winner is known by everybody ;)

Commander Data
04-09-2010, 03:13 PM
I go out on a limb here and say Murray!

oranges
04-09-2010, 03:27 PM
I go out on a limb here and say Murray!

Given the surface AND the form of late, that's an understatement. You pretty much jumped into an abyss here. :lol:

pica_pica
04-09-2010, 03:32 PM
I go out on a limb here and say Murray!
Why don't you cast your vote then? :p

Selby
04-09-2010, 03:39 PM
If Nadal doesn't win this, I'll start to believe he really is finished.

Arkulari
04-09-2010, 03:43 PM
Rafa :)

M4RC
04-09-2010, 03:43 PM
Rafita for the good of tennis.

bhathiya9999
04-09-2010, 03:53 PM
Who else Nadal. You can see the results of the poll

ImmzB
04-09-2010, 03:56 PM
R.Nadal

Start da Game
04-09-2010, 04:22 PM
the spartan warrior.......

Sonja1989
04-09-2010, 04:23 PM
Nadal, Ferrer or Ferrero.

Johnny_Bravo
04-09-2010, 04:33 PM
why is murray not seeded,instead he got a wild card?

duong
04-09-2010, 04:39 PM
why is murray not seeded,instead he got a wild card?

he's seeded 3

Roamed
04-09-2010, 04:42 PM
Choice #1 Nadal
Choice #2 Some randomer

Funny how despite so many people deriding Rafa's allegedly 'poor' semifinal finishes at IW/Miami, they don't seem to have dissuaded people from picking him to win here..

Corey Feldman
04-09-2010, 04:44 PM
some Catalan named Nadal

Johnny_Bravo
04-09-2010, 04:50 PM
he's seeded 3

i've read today that he got a wc

http://www.monte-carlorolexmasters.com/News/Tennis/2010/Pretournament/Murray-Wild-Card.aspx

oranges
04-09-2010, 04:54 PM
i've read today that he got a wc

http://www.monte-carlorolexmasters.com/News/Tennis/2010/Pretournament/Murray-Wild-Card.aspx

WCs are seeded if warranted

Persimmon
04-09-2010, 05:06 PM
Djokovic :scared::tape::o

Dyraise
04-09-2010, 05:07 PM
the spartan warrior.......

Federer is out....

Nadal 10-0

Start da Game
04-09-2010, 05:09 PM
Federer is out....

Nadal 10-0

makes no difference........i would have preferred nole skipping it instead of fed........

Corey Feldman
04-09-2010, 05:11 PM
so even though this is not a manditory event its still a TMS (or 1,000 as they say) ?

Federer's reason "i dont need to play there because its not manditory" is just :o

sheer pathetic, 5 TMS events passed for him now with 3 match wins

Topspin Forehand
04-09-2010, 05:12 PM
Djokovic :scared::tape::o
That guy is what wore Nadal down for last year and tested Nadal's knee to the extreme. I hope he doesn't pull this again this year.

mashamaniac
04-09-2010, 05:27 PM
Nadal, without a shadow of a doubt...

Pirata.
04-09-2010, 05:52 PM
Nadal, but I voted for Ferrer.

DualMedia
04-09-2010, 06:55 PM
cilic is doing very good.

Fed=ATPTourkilla
04-09-2010, 06:58 PM
Federer needs to play Monte Carlo, to try and stop Nadal. At the moment Nadal is low on confidence and Fed might have a chance - which could dent his confidence further.

This tournament is going to be too easy for Rafa. Djokovic is sucking, no Del Potro, no Davydenko, no Soderling. An easy confidence booster. And if he gets his confidence back then unfortunately Roger is going down in later clay tournaments.

duong
04-09-2010, 07:15 PM
nearly as much suspense as before French Open last year :lol:

RIboy
04-09-2010, 07:19 PM
cilic :haha: :haha:

Eden
04-09-2010, 08:45 PM
Federer needs to play Monte Carlo, to try and stop Nadal. At the moment Nadal is low on confidence and Fed might have a chance - which could dent his confidence further.

I don't understand Roger's decision to skip Monte Carlo either - he did quite well in the tournament in the past years -, but his performances since the AO weren't really convincing to say the least. So it would have been a bit unlikely maybe that he would have reached the final in MC to play against Rafa, let alone win ;)


This tournament is going to be too easy for Rafa. Djokovic is sucking, no Del Potro, no Davydenko, no Soderling. An easy confidence booster. And if he gets his confidence back then unfortunately Roger is going down in later clay tournaments.

Even if JMDP and Kolya would been in the field it would have been their first tournament since their injury breaks and it would have been to see how far they would go in the tournament and if they actually would have played against Rafa.

Based on his achievements on clay in the past years Rafa would have been the favourite for the title in Monte Carlo anyway, no matter if Roger, JMDP or Kolya would have been in the field. He is the best clay court player of this generation.

People make way to much fuss about a crisis of Rafa and the fact that he hasn't won a title for a while.

r2473
04-09-2010, 08:47 PM
Safin

Mlad
04-09-2010, 08:50 PM
David NALBANDIAN

duong
04-09-2010, 08:56 PM
I don't understand Roger's decision to skip Monte Carlo either - he did quite well in the tournament in the past years

He had decided it for long and had his good reasons (too early, not ready, saving for long part of the season inc Wimbledon) :shrug:

Certinfy
04-09-2010, 09:09 PM
Other :lol:

tennisfaNo1
04-09-2010, 09:11 PM
Other :lol:
does other means Federer?

born_on_clay
04-09-2010, 09:35 PM
If Nadal doesn't win this, I'll start to believe he really is finished.

+1 :confused:

andy neyer
04-09-2010, 09:56 PM
Nadal back to his beloved clay... He'll take this.

Certinfy
04-09-2010, 10:19 PM
does other means Federer?No :)

DualMedia
04-09-2010, 10:25 PM
No :)

NO, other means berdych, but right now I really think cilic can win this

Stelle
04-09-2010, 10:27 PM
Darkhorse: GULBIS :)

DualMedia
04-09-2010, 10:31 PM
gulbis could win in the cutest player to play , but not the real thing

Fed=ATPTourkilla
04-09-2010, 10:33 PM
I don't understand Roger's decision to skip Monte Carlo either - he did quite well in the tournament in the past years -, but his performances since the AO weren't really convincing to say the least. So it would have been a bit unlikely maybe that he would have reached the final in MC to play against Rafa, let alone win ;)



Even if JMDP and Kolya would been in the field it would have been their first tournament since their injury breaks and it would have been to see how far they would go in the tournament and if they actually would have played against Rafa.

Based on his achievements on clay in the past years Rafa would have been the favourite for the title in Monte Carlo anyway, no matter if Roger, JMDP or Kolya would have been in the field. He is the best clay court player of this generation.

People make way to much fuss about a crisis of Rafa and the fact that he hasn't won a title for a while.

I agree Rafa would have been the favourite anyway, even with everyone in the field. But some of the guys I listed beat him on hardcourts. So you do wonder what might happen if he came up against a few of them in succession. But in this tournament there aren't even any hardcourt Rafa-killers playing (except for Djokovic who is sucking badly at the moment). Just a load of clay mugs who are going to get crushed, giving him a free confidence boost.

Having said that, Djokovic beats Rafa easily on hardcourts and, despite being repeatedly talked up as a Rafa-killer on clay, his record stands at a less than impressive 0-9.

.-Federers_Mate-.
04-09-2010, 10:59 PM
nadal

Eden
04-10-2010, 03:11 PM
He had decided it for long and had his good reasons (too early, not ready, saving for long part of the season inc Wimbledon) :shrug:

Yes, I know all that, but Rome, Estoril and Madrid are back-to-back tournaments and it would have made a bit more sense to play Monte Carlo and to skip Estoril instead.

I agree Rafa would have been the favourite anyway, even with everyone in the field. But some of the guys I listed beat him on hardcourts. So you do wonder what might happen if he came up against a few of them in succession. But in this tournament there aren't even any hardcourt Rafa-killers playing (except for Djokovic who is sucking badly at the moment). Just a load of clay mugs who are going to get crushed, giving him a free confidence boost.

Beating Rafa on HC and on clay are 2 different pair of shoes. As already said Davydenko's and Del Potro's form would have been questionable after their injury break and let's not forget that Söderling got a beating from Rafa a few weeks before RG last year on clay. I don't think that Robin's victory against Rafa at the French Open was a fluke - he reached the final -, but I guess Rafa would have been extra motivated in a match against Robin on clay.

Monaco and Ferrero for example, who are in Rafa's draw in MC, are no mugs on clay. When Rafa is a little of they might have a chance to make the match close, but I don't expect it. Rafa said that he was satisfied with the level of play he has shown in the tournaments this year so far. Now his favourite season is starting and he knows that this is the best chance of him in the year to win tournaments.

Aaric
04-10-2010, 03:14 PM
Monaco in the poll :spit:

Start da Game
04-10-2010, 05:19 PM
what a poll really! i don't think we can have such a poll result for a tournament on any other surface........

the one who is the heavy favorite has 78 votes and his biggest rival on the surface has 18 votes........phenomenal........

duong
04-10-2010, 06:18 PM
Yes, I know all that, but Rome, Estoril and Madrid are back-to-back tournaments and it would have made a bit more sense to play Monte Carlo and to skip Estoril instead.



Don't you think he and his team know better than us sincerely ? :lol:

duong
04-10-2010, 06:19 PM
what a poll really! i don't think we can have such a poll result for a tournament on any other surface........

the one who is the heavy favorite has 78 votes and his biggest rival on the surface has 18 votes........phenomenal........

yes pretty much like last year's French Open :lol:

Corey Feldman
04-10-2010, 06:20 PM
what a poll really! i don't think we can have such a poll result for a tournament on any other surface........

the one who is the heavy favorite has 78 votes and his biggest rival on the surface has 18 votes........phenomenal........his biggest rival isnt playing here

lucky one for Rafa

Corey Feldman
04-10-2010, 06:21 PM
how can Murray have 0 votes

Tennis-Engineer
04-10-2010, 06:25 PM
Rafa :)

Has Youzhny who is in this poll ever won a title on clay ?

oranges
04-10-2010, 06:28 PM
Has Youzhny who is in this poll ever won a title on clay ?

Yes, the only surface where he doesn't have a title is grass

andy neyer
04-10-2010, 06:30 PM
Nadal will win but for the enjoyment of this forum, it would be kind of cool if he doesn't. MTFers get a hard-on every time Nadal loses.

roberthenman
04-10-2010, 07:30 PM
Murray ..

DualMedia
04-10-2010, 07:33 PM
Murray ..

murray isn't very good on clay and would probaly get beat in the 3rd round

MIMIC
04-10-2010, 07:38 PM
If anything needs to happen in the world in the next few weeks, it's Nadal winning Monte Carlo.

Has Nadal ever had this kind of pressure before? Needing to win a non-mandatory clay tournament? It's almost like he needs to prove that he's the clay GOAT (even though he arguably already is) after an 11-month title drought.

Also, does anyone think that Nadal himself even views this tournament as a must win? The tennis world of course does, but if Nadal doesn't then that changes things. Of course regaining the RG crown is his #1 priority but just wondering if he feels that winning the first clay tournament he enters is a prerequisite to winning RG again.

EDIT: On a personal note, I really want Djokovic to beat Nadal in the final :devil: , just for Novak's sake. With so many devastating loses to Nadal (clay mostly), it would be such a tremendous boost to Novak's confidence. Then, I wouldn't mind if Nadal beat Djokovic in the RG final :)

(this is, of course, assuming that Novak can even reach the MC final)

DrJules
04-10-2010, 08:59 PM
Nadal and hard to see anybody else winning.

Possibly without losing set.

Persimmon
04-10-2010, 10:38 PM
just wondering if he feels that winning the first clay tournament he enters is a prerequisite to winning RG again.


Why should he? Last year he won Monte Carlo but still no RG. The winner of Monte Carlo does not always win RG in the same year. We saw it with Rafa in 2009. He won Monte Carlo, Barcelona and Roma but not the big prize. His #1 priority should be winning RG. Nobody remembers who won the tuneups. Only the slams.

Aaric
04-10-2010, 10:54 PM
If anything needs to happen in the world in the next few weeks, it's Nadal winning Monte Carlo.

Has Nadal ever had this kind of pressure before? Needing to win a non-mandatory clay tournament? It's almost like he needs to prove that he's the clay GOAT (even though he arguably already is) after an 11-month title drought.

Also, does anyone think that Nadal himself even views this tournament as a must win? The tennis world of course does, but if Nadal doesn't then that changes things. Of course regaining the RG crown is his #1 priority but just wondering if he feels that winning the first clay tournament he enters is a prerequisite to winning RG again.

EDIT: On a personal note, I really want Djokovic to beat Nadal in the final :devil: , just for Novak's sake. With so many devastating loses to Nadal (clay mostly), it would be such a tremendous boost to Novak's confidence. Then, I wouldn't mind if Nadal beat Djokovic in the RG final :)

(this is, of course, assuming that Novak can even reach the MC final)

Dont worry Nole wont lose to Nadal in the final.He wont get that far :o

LinkMage
04-10-2010, 11:31 PM
Nadull would win with his eyes closed. Just hand the trophy to Rafito and save the utter boredom. :zzz:

federernadalfan
04-11-2010, 01:33 PM
clay monster hopefully

Eden
04-12-2010, 05:49 PM
Don't you think he and his team know better than us sincerely ? :lol:

That's for sure, yes ;)

alter ego
04-14-2010, 05:32 PM
Out of 163 votes just 1 was for Murray. I must say this is sign of a strong MTF era.

Elena.
04-15-2010, 05:36 PM
Final Djokovic-Nadal,Djokovic wins.

christallh24
04-15-2010, 05:47 PM
(this is, of course, assuming that Novak can even reach the MC final)

I don't see how he wouldn't.

Why should he? Last year he won Monte Carlo but still no RG. The winner of Monte Carlo does not always win RG in the same year. We saw it with Rafa in 2009. He won Monte Carlo, Barcelona and Roma but not the big prize. His #1 priority should be winning RG. Nobody remembers who won the tuneups. Only the slams.

:shrug: It might be based on that he had done it four years in row up until last year.

And there were plenty of people that thought that when Roger beat Rafa in MC or Rome '07, (I forget which) that he'd go on to beat Rafa in the final. And that didn't happen.

Rafa is my favorite player, but until he shows me something, I'm not going to predict him winning anything. My money is on my second fave, Nole.

Start da Game
04-15-2010, 06:56 PM
the final could turn out to be a tough one to watch for djodal fans.......both players need the win very badly and once again the better player might come on top, i don't seem to like it for some reason......djokovic doesn't deserve to be trailing 0-10 on clay vs rafa.......

Roger FF
04-15-2010, 07:17 PM
I see Mugboar fans has become more active since the dust season and that tiny MC event had started.:lol::zzz:

Start da Game
04-15-2010, 07:19 PM
I see Mugboar fans has become more active since the dust season and that tiny MC event had started.:lol::zzz:

malware die?

Roger FF
04-15-2010, 07:22 PM
malware die?
Is he banned?:tears:

Persimmon
04-15-2010, 07:53 PM
Final Djokovic-Nadal,Djokovic wins.

If that happens, people will say Rafa is finito and rightly so:o:eek:

the final could turn out to be a tough one to watch for djodal fans.......both players need the win very badly and once again the better player might come on top, i don't seem to like it for some reason......djokovic doesn't deserve to be trailing 0-10 on clay vs rafa.......

Disagree. Nadal needs this win more than Nole. Rafa has not won a title in almost a year:eek: After Rafa won Rome, Nole won: Serbia, China, Bercy, Dubai. So in the past year Nole won 4 titles vs Rafa's ZERO titles. Rafa needs the win more than Nole since it appears Rafa can't win titles on HC anymore, unlike Nole. :wavey:

Fedicilous
04-15-2010, 07:55 PM
After analyzing current draw, I make a conclusion that Montanes will take this title.
He is young, talented, and he has abilities to win over either Djokovic and Nadal.

Roger FF
04-15-2010, 08:04 PM
After analyzing current draw, I make a conclusion that Montanes will take this title.
He is young, talented, and he has abilities to win over either Djokovic and Nadal.
May I offer you a job at TENNIS.com? They already have, but still do need more analysts like you.:yeah:

Fedicilous
04-15-2010, 08:06 PM
Hehe, thanks for the offer, but I have already a job in Madagascar's Eurosport.

Roger FF
04-15-2010, 08:14 PM
Hehe, thanks for the offer, but I have already a job in Madagascar's Eurosport.
:eek: Nice to meet you. I'm yours Zimbabwe's EUROsport colleague!:hatoff:

Fedicilous
04-15-2010, 08:15 PM
Nice to meet you, too.

laurie-1
04-15-2010, 09:48 PM
Even though Rafa hasn't won a title for 11 months, it would be a huge surprise if he didn't win this event.

Rafa would want to win this event to really get his confidence back.

andy neyer
04-18-2010, 08:20 PM
Congratulations, MTF.

ossie
04-18-2010, 08:53 PM
how can Murray have 0 votes

how indeed