Australian Open R3: Wawrinka vs. Monfils

01-19-2011, 05:33 PM
An interesting match-up. I think Stan wins it

01-19-2011, 05:41 PM
I hope Stan wins it. It would be his first time past R3 at AO though.

01-19-2011, 05:42 PM
Big Stan.

01-19-2011, 05:43 PM
Tough 1, I'm going with Monfils in 5.

01-19-2011, 06:13 PM
Will be 5 sets, I don't know who will win. Maybe Monfils.

01-19-2011, 07:47 PM
Their last two matches were won by Monfils. In Tokyo in 2009 he was outplayed but curiously won by serve-and-volleying, in Valence last year he completely crushed Wawrinka, actually playing some very good offence.

I'd say Monfils but he's playing pretty strangely at the moment.

01-19-2011, 07:57 PM
:scratch: Tough call. Wawa looks in better form from the first 2 rounds but was uber passive against Dimitrov for the most part so maybe if Gael decides to come out swinging..

01-19-2011, 08:07 PM
Monfils in 4 sets

01-19-2011, 10:10 PM
Monfils in epic.

01-19-2011, 10:13 PM
Monfils should have been sent packing in R1 the form he's in, so Wawrinka in 4. Hoping for Monfils to snatch it though.

01-19-2011, 10:14 PM
Monfils in epic.

I agree with this call. Wawrinka has played almost as well as he ever has since the start of 2011, but Monfils will be very tough to beat. We've had our fair share of 5 set matches in the AO so far already (not to forget the match that Monfils himself was involved in) but if it goes to a decider, I would pick Gael to win.

01-19-2011, 10:56 PM
I pick the man who has at least one weapon over the man who has no weapons.

01-20-2011, 12:45 AM
if Monfils plays the way he played in R1 he will be out in 3 if not it will be Wawa in 5

01-20-2011, 12:48 AM
Going with Stan here, however if they both start mugging, I have no doubt Gael will emerge a winner from that one :lol:

01-20-2011, 06:41 AM
Wawa please take this Monfils out...

01-20-2011, 06:47 AM
Wawrinka is one of my favorite complete players. Monfils is one of my most hated clowns.

Normally if Monfils is healthy, I can see why some players have trouble with him, even Federer.

Might be because of his serve and his athleticism.

Regardless, Wawrinka has no excuses. He's a much better player, and Wawrinka is playing against an injured Monfils, not one that's healthy. With that said, Wawrinka should take this.

Going with STAN THE MAN, in 4 sets.

01-20-2011, 07:12 AM
Hoping Stan the man will win, dunno how many sets though.

01-20-2011, 11:21 AM
5 setter

01-20-2011, 11:23 AM
It would be so good to watch wawa win this one.
By the way, Federer is already in QF and the clown has zero chance to reach semis.

01-20-2011, 11:28 AM
I think they're very close friends on the tour. Will be interesting.

01-20-2011, 11:35 AM
Interesting match and very likely to be along one. Too close to call, though my heart is with Gael.

01-20-2011, 12:57 PM
Remembering that Gael showed signs of an injury I say Wawrinka. I hope it's an entertaining game. Hate for it to be one sided after all the hype.

01-20-2011, 12:59 PM
Stan in 4.

01-20-2011, 07:57 PM
Oh please Stan!!

Tennis needs it.

The Freak
01-20-2011, 09:13 PM
If Gael can beat Wawa playing serve-and-volley tennis, he can beat him any time ever at any place. La Monf in 4.

bad gambler
01-20-2011, 09:35 PM
Monfils should clinch it

01-20-2011, 09:38 PM
I think Monfils is going to win it. I hope Stan though..

Nontheless, it's an interesting match up. Should be a good match!:yeah:

leng jai
01-20-2011, 09:41 PM
Monfils will probably win since Wawrinka is a GS clown.

01-21-2011, 04:34 AM
Monfils should clinch it

This guy has hadly got one right all tournament, GSM Wawrinka.