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WWW RG R4: Ferrer vs. Monfils (Match Suspended Monfils 6-4 2-6 7-5 0-2*)

GSMnadal
05-27-2011, 03:44 PM
Could be a cracker!

Ferrer is playing solid tennis, and Monfils seems to have his head in the right place right now (well, sort of, it's still Monfils).

Thinking Ferrer in 4, but I'm hoping Gael in 5! Wouldn't mind Ferrer advancing either...would like to see him fight it out with Roger.

Luinir
05-27-2011, 03:46 PM
Not a cracker. Ferrer in 3.

Audacity
05-27-2011, 03:48 PM
D. Ferrer in 3.

Orka_n
05-27-2011, 03:49 PM
Pics to destroy this pusher and save tennis.

MaxPower
05-27-2011, 03:50 PM
Been looking forward to this meeting since I saw that part of the draw. I say Monfils could be the guy to take out Ferrer this year. He has that X-factor about him when he is healthy + a frenzied french crowd behind him.

But knowing Monfils he will likely have periodic clownfils exhibitions so the scoreline could get a little crazy. Probably gonna gift Ferrer at least one 1-6, 2-6 set but I'd say he comes through in an epic 5 seter.

Sonja1989
05-27-2011, 03:53 PM
Ferrer won his all matches so easily!!!! :D He wins in four sets...

straitup
05-27-2011, 03:54 PM
Ferrer in 4, maybe 5. Gael does have the H2H advantage and has beaten him before, but I'm not sure how his form is comparing to his SF run in 2008. Meanwhile David is at his second peak and looking very difficult to beat.

Davis Cup match last year was still one of my favorites of the year

jcempire
05-27-2011, 03:55 PM
Hope they go to fifth set

The Freak
05-27-2011, 04:14 PM
Good matchup for Monfils. Ferrer doesn't have the firepower to hit through him on clay and will get frustrated and start missing shots he doesn't usually miss. Monf in 4.

misty1
05-27-2011, 04:26 PM
hopefully ferrer

Champion number 1
05-27-2011, 04:43 PM
Girl in 5.

Ad Wim
05-27-2011, 04:49 PM
Depends on Ferrer's form. If he is playing like in the first rounds, he will win in 3 or 4.
ut he tends to have the occasional offday...

romismak
05-27-2011, 04:58 PM
Ferrer in 3, maybe 4- but it won´t even go to 5 sets. Ferrer is playing here pretty good, today he totally destroyed Stakhovsky who is not such bad player how the score looked like. Monfils is good player too, will have crowd behind him, but both guys are great in deffense, but Ferrer is far more experienced clay-courter and Monfils in first 2 round wasn´t impressive, i think he was pretty average, maybe not even that. Ferrer is not kind of player that start to make mistakes, because Gael will give everything back, he is patient, and can run forever just like Monfils, but the edge this season is pretty big on Ferrer´s side.

Hellraiser
05-27-2011, 06:17 PM
Ferrer no doubt

vexxx
05-27-2011, 06:23 PM
Ferrer in 4 imo

GhostUnholy
05-27-2011, 08:36 PM
Ferrer will probably take it but I'll be rooting for Gael

Puschkin
05-27-2011, 09:08 PM
This is the moment where the easy draw so far can turn into a serious disadvantage for Gael. He had no serious opposition so far, Ferrer will be a very different cup of tea, but I hope Gael will rise to the occasion.

vn01
05-27-2011, 09:12 PM
i think ferrer will win in 3. the french crowd will suport monfils a lot, so gael may take a set off, but pics should win.

shiaben
05-27-2011, 09:32 PM
Ferrer normally doesn't go through 5 sets to win matches in slams against tricky customers.

With that said, he'll have to do it in 4. If he goes to 5, he's going to find himself in trouble again.

Ferrer in 4. (hopefully he sends the clown packing in 3)

Satasonic
05-27-2011, 11:49 PM
Ferrer in 4. Monfils DOES have the ability to trouble him defensively though. Ferrer will simply have the motivation to advance further in his favorite slam, a thing which Monfils lacks.

Getta
05-27-2011, 11:51 PM
vamos david :banana:

Clay Death
05-27-2011, 11:54 PM
bye bye monfils.

at least you dont have to go far after the match.

ferru the tiny warrior on a rampage.

lets make this a straight sets deal for ferru.

Okram04
05-28-2011, 12:35 AM
LOL, no one thinks Monfils could take it in straights... I wonder what are the odds for that?

delboy
05-28-2011, 12:42 AM
The Wall in 4.

Infinity
05-28-2011, 06:43 AM
Monfils will take it in 5.

The Magician
05-28-2011, 06:52 AM
This is the kind of match Monfils lives for. Ferrer will still probably win but this one is goign to 5 no matter who wins. I want Monfils to win though, nice to see the joy on Gasquet's face and the crazy crowd that will repeat x10 if Monfils wins :yeah:

born_on_clay
05-28-2011, 08:58 AM
Ferrer in 3

pinkkiwi72
05-28-2011, 09:33 AM
Ferrer in 3, he's here to win and knows he can make clay court finals this year, so he has a lot of confidence. It'll be a tough match though.

nalbyfan
05-28-2011, 11:34 AM
Ferru wil send the clown back to Barnum circus

Elbarto
05-29-2011, 12:38 AM
Monfils in 4 sets, Ferrer will be annoyed by the french crowd and Monfils will raise his level of game

Sunset of Age
05-29-2011, 12:42 AM
Rooting for Pics of course - but I surely hope Monfils will give him a bit of work to do, for obvious reasons. :devil:

Ferrer in four or five.

misty1
05-29-2011, 12:46 AM
sadly monfils will probably win in 4

selyoink
05-29-2011, 01:52 AM
Monfils in front of the home crowd will dismantle Pics in 4 sets.

Mental Giant
05-29-2011, 04:41 PM
Ferrer grinds out in 3

GSMnadal
05-29-2011, 07:30 PM
And a cracker it is!!

Insane level from Monfils, Ferrer very good as well. Monfils leads 2-1 in sets, Ferrer up 2-0 in the fourth though. Who will pull through tomorrow?

Action Jackson
05-29-2011, 07:33 PM
Been an excellent match, too bad about Monfils going over at the end.

One of the rare times where Monfils is playing proper tennis and Ferrer is as relentless as ever.

straitup
05-29-2011, 07:35 PM
Ferrer in 5. Honestly way too hard to predict because we don't know how they'll start off tomorrow, but Ferrer has the break so right now he is the favorite for the 4th set. 5th set is a toss-up depending on Gael's ankle

The Freak
05-29-2011, 07:35 PM
Great tennis out there, Ferrer is such a warrior. :worship:

Should be an interesting finish tomorrow, I suspect it will go 5.

oranges
05-29-2011, 07:37 PM
Epic in the making

GSMnadal
05-29-2011, 07:37 PM
Monfils ankle injury didn't look serious to me, he barely rolled it. And he gave the thumbs up to David straight after that point, so he should be fine tomorrow.

moon language
05-29-2011, 07:39 PM
Would be nice if the title were changed to properly indicate which player is on which side of the score.

Very intense match so far.

Taz Warrior
05-29-2011, 07:40 PM
Ferrer has converted all of his 6 bps :worship:

LleytonMonfils
05-29-2011, 07:43 PM
This is tennis folks. Love the battle! Thumbs up to both players.

out_here_grindin
05-29-2011, 07:44 PM
Loved that match. High quality of play throughout.

Action Jackson
05-29-2011, 07:44 PM
Would be nice if the title were changed to properly indicate which player is on which side of the score.

Very intense match so far.

It's pretty simple Ferrer is serving as the * indicates this. 2 sets to 1 lead is fairly clear.

straitup
05-29-2011, 07:46 PM
It's pretty simple Ferrer is serving as the * indicates this. 2 sets to 1 lead is fairly clear.

I think he's just confused with it saying Ferrer vs. Monfils and then the score reflects Monfils vs. Ferrer since Gael is winning...makes sense though since you said Monfils and then the score

Voo de Mar
05-29-2011, 07:48 PM
Joke decision to start a 4th set in Paris at 9.15 p.m. :o

Johnny Groove
05-29-2011, 07:51 PM
This is tennis.

Quality stuff.

GhostUnholy
05-29-2011, 07:51 PM
Yeah, I cannot fucking believe they didn't suspend play after the 3rd
great match though

guga2120
05-29-2011, 08:20 PM
Great match so far, hopefully Ferru comes back to take it.

shiaben
05-29-2011, 08:44 PM
Why do they allow these problems to exist? They need to have lights, the ability to cover stadiums, and just about everything else for these 4 vital tournaments. In a sense, it just flat out ruins these matches.

Time Violation
05-29-2011, 08:51 PM
Why do they allow these problems to exist? They need to have lights, the ability to cover stadiums, and just about everything else for these 4 vital tournaments. In a sense, it just flat out ruins these matches.

I guess they are keen on nature... natural surface, natural light... :D

helvet empire
05-29-2011, 09:47 PM
I guess they are keen on nature... natural surface, natural light... :D

Actually roland garros is in a rich borrough and these useless pricks don't want night matches to trouble their peaceful evenings, which is why they are blocking about any decision to change things at Roland. What a bunch of f... idiots!

MaxPower
05-29-2011, 09:59 PM
Actually roland garros is in a rich borrough and these useless pricks don't want night matches to trouble their peaceful evenings, which is why they are blocking about any decision to change things at Roland. What a bunch of f... idiots!

Yeah what pain with 50 weeks of peaceful evenings instead of 52 :tennis::hysteric:

oranges
05-29-2011, 10:04 PM
Actually roland garros is in a rich borrough and these useless pricks don't want night matches to trouble their peaceful evenings, which is why they are blocking about any decision to change things at Roland. What a bunch of f... idiots!

Seriously? FFS, it's not played in their backyard and it's not exactly a rock concert, how disturbing could it be :haha:

abraxas21
05-29-2011, 10:20 PM
i wonder why people favoured ferrer so much considering that monfils has beaten ferrer the two times they've played - best-of-five set matches on clay in both ocassions.

oranges
05-29-2011, 10:26 PM
^^ I think mostly based on current form

DrJules
05-29-2011, 10:27 PM
Been an excellent match, too bad about Monfils going over at the end.

One of the rare times where Monfils is playing proper tennis and Ferrer is as relentless as ever.

Ferrer certainly produced a number of clown drop shots.

Sophocles
05-29-2011, 10:32 PM
Had a feeling this would be good. Hard to pick a winner but I felt Monfils was playing better & giving Ferrer a taste of his own medicine by frustrating him into errors.

DrJules
05-29-2011, 10:36 PM
Seriously? FFS, it's not played in their backyard and it's not exactly a rock concert, how disturbing could it be :haha:

An evening match involving Sharapova probably would change your mind.:lol::lol:

Brick Top
05-29-2011, 10:37 PM
Pics in 5, Go David!

oranges
05-29-2011, 10:42 PM
An evening match involving Sharapova probably would change your mind.:lol::lol:

:lol: Maybe, but they can always measure how far it spreads and whether it reaches the nearest households and then schedule the offenders for daytime matches ;)

romismak
05-29-2011, 11:31 PM
Hope DAvid will win this match, but that means it will be 5th setter and even if he want win fast, still one hour at least they will play, 2h 40min. already it takes and it was pretty high level match with intense rallies. Only one who is benefiting from this 2-day match will be definetely Federer, who today demolished Wawrinka pretty quickly and will be well rested for QF and his opponent will be not tired, but at least more exhausted than Roger for sure.

Chiseller
05-29-2011, 11:41 PM
Really enjoyed that one but again screwed by the light or lack thereof. Only 5 more years to go. :facepalm:

ExcaliburII
05-29-2011, 11:45 PM
An evening match involving Sharapova probably would change your mind.:lol::lol:
what about the hotel neighbour to sharapova

pinkkiwi72
05-30-2011, 12:05 AM
Come on Ferrer - win in 5 sets.

KarlyM
05-30-2011, 12:09 AM
I really hope Pics can win this. PLEASE!http://bestsmileys.com/fingers/1.gif

MIMIC
05-30-2011, 12:15 AM
Just looked at their H2H.

1) Didn't know that Monfils is 2-0
2) Didn't know they've only played on clay.

Interesting.

Arkulari
05-30-2011, 12:21 AM
Come on Pics!

Certinfy
05-30-2011, 12:24 AM
From what I saw of this it's definitely the best match I've seen all tournament so far, really deserves to go to 5. Saying that, Monfils in 5.

moon language
05-30-2011, 01:35 AM
I think he's just confused with it saying Ferrer vs. Monfils and then the score reflects Monfils vs. Ferrer since Gael is winning...makes sense though since you said Monfils and then the score

This. Although I guess I missed the Monfils in parens when I read it so it's my bad.

n3gative
05-30-2011, 02:00 AM
Monfils will benefit the most from the break...wins in 5. Sucks for Ferrer really, he was tiring Gael out and would've won the war of attrition.

straitup
05-30-2011, 02:06 AM
Just looked at their H2H.

1) Didn't know that Monfils is 2-0
2) Didn't know they've only played on clay.

Interesting.

One was on clay yes, the other was on a fast indoor hard court in France for Davis Cup

MayerFan
05-30-2011, 03:51 AM
One was on clay yes, the other was on a fast indoor hard court in France for Davis Cup

Not fast. That court was awfully slow.

yesh222
05-30-2011, 03:55 AM
Monfils just matches up perfectly against Ferrer. David can't run him around the court the way he can even do to Nadal a little. But Monfils basically played the match of his life so far and was not beating Ferrer by much. I don't think that Monfils can keep that level up overnight and will lose in five.

abraxas21
05-30-2011, 03:59 AM
hopefully monfils will take this

Tutu
05-30-2011, 07:21 AM
Monfils ankle injury didn't look serious to me, he barely rolled it. And he gave the thumbs up to David straight after that point, so he should be fine tomorrow.
Yup, his injury was similar to Murray's the day before. But though he didn't writhe around on the ground as Murray did, his reaction in playing that dropper and then wincing in pain when they finished and limping off the court, didn't look good.

Topspindoctor
05-30-2011, 07:22 AM
Oh wonderful. The winner of this match, might as well not walk out on court against Olderer. No chance at all.

GSMnadal
05-30-2011, 08:34 AM
Monfils will benefit the most from the break...wins in 5. Sucks for Ferrer really, he was tiring Gael out and would've won the war of attrition.

Not too sure about this, Ferrer actually looked more tired to me than Monfils?

MaxPower
05-30-2011, 08:41 AM
Not too sure about this, Ferrer actually looked more tired to me than Monfils?

Agree with this. Ferrer looked unusually tired at times. Guess Monfils style of play and defense is taxing even on Ferrer. Until the injury I was very sure of a Monfils victory and honestly he totally threw away the 2nd set as well (wasted BPs, failed to defend 2 30-40 situations with very sloppy play on the single BP). I wouldn't be surprised if Monfils comes out today and gets himself back in it and wraps it up in 4. But if the injury is bad Ferrer will surely take it.

finishingmove
05-30-2011, 09:21 AM
good chance for ferrer to take it now

monfils could come out brainless today. hope it's not the case though

cfenton463
05-30-2011, 09:52 AM
Think Ferrer could take this now, can't see Monfils playing as well two days in a row....

cardio
05-30-2011, 11:33 AM
Monfils to come out full of painkillers and outhit Ferru in 4th. Then he pulls out of QF because of his ankle and we have empty QF day...