Montpelier QF: Monfils def. Isner 3-6 6-4 6-4

10-29-2010, 03:35 PM
Monfils at his absolute best in that final game. Back to back to back highlight reel points. If only he showed it more often and cut out the brainfarts.

Voo de Mar
10-29-2010, 03:36 PM
Yeah, amazing last game of the match.

10-29-2010, 03:36 PM
Gael was better

10-29-2010, 03:38 PM
bad for the sport.

10-29-2010, 03:39 PM
Yeah, amazing last game of the match.
Great return from Monfils on match point, Isner managed to ace away loads of other break points.

10-29-2010, 03:39 PM
Lame end to last sets two/three for Isner, too many errors and poor shots. Not in good form though, so not as mentally clutch as usual. His first serve was particularly weak today as well, seemed to be struggling to find the big bombs.

Monfils seemed a bit intimidated the opening set, doesn't seem to like the pressure of having to constantly hold.

10-29-2010, 03:40 PM
Good for tennis.:)

Isner is a servemug.

10-29-2010, 03:41 PM
Monfils!! :yeah:

10-29-2010, 04:02 PM
Last game reminded me of the Monfils that owned Nalby in DC semis :worship:
Also, first match between this two that doesn't have a tiebreak.

10-29-2010, 04:28 PM
good job my man in the end:yeah:

10-29-2010, 04:54 PM
Good for tennis.:)

Isner is a servemug.

This. Monfils can at least, very rarely, play good tennis. Watching Isner's game apart from serve is pure comedy. All serve mug indeed.

10-29-2010, 06:25 PM
Yeah, amazing last game of the match.

Yeah,so amazing that even playing like that,he would have lost that game 40-0 against the likes of Murray,Djoker or Nadal......
Monfils is good when it comes to beat the weaker players or players out of form(Nalbandian,Gasquet) but when he plays the top players then his game (and lack of talent) is showed up.

Filo V.
10-29-2010, 10:11 PM
That was a really good last two sets from Monfils, really used the crowd effectively. Served BETTER than Isner did throughout the match, which is somewhat surprising. His return of serve and movement really came through for him today, and put a lot of pressure on Isner. John didn't play that well today. Return was poor, didn't serve as well as usual, and struggled with his range. An entertaining match, a good victory for Monfils over someone who has given him trouble. Should be a great match v Tsonga tomorrow.

The Freak
10-29-2010, 10:16 PM
Any win against against Isner is a good one for Gael :yeah:

10-29-2010, 10:46 PM
good for the paying customers... are the french still striking...?

10-29-2010, 11:30 PM
fantastic match. Almost as good their epic at the AO.

10-30-2010, 01:15 AM
Isner needs to drop some weight like Fish's too tough to haul around a 6'9, 240+ lb body around the court against guys that keep getting the ball back in play like Monfils.

10-30-2010, 11:09 AM
Very good victory for Monfils. Now he has to face Tsonga who has not been playing well lately but that generally speaking feels confortable with Monfils style of playing.