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WWW RG QF: Federer vs. Monfils

nsidhan
05-30-2011, 05:36 PM
Fed lost to Monfils last time they played...in Paris...after having 5 MPs.

I say Fed takes this in straights.

finishingmove
05-30-2011, 05:42 PM
my son

Orka_n
05-30-2011, 05:43 PM
Fed in 3 or 4.

Sanya
05-30-2011, 05:47 PM
It would be very easy for Roger. He hits with high power than Ferrer and serve too. I can`t imagine current Monfils so good in defense to create comething special. 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 - something like that.

shiaben
05-30-2011, 05:48 PM
I think in 3 close sets.

Angled Backhand
05-30-2011, 05:56 PM
Fed should have no problems with Gael. I hope the clownishness of Monfils isn't contagious, Rog has done a great job of concentrating so far. Monfils can be dangerous if he decides to attack. But I think and hope he'll grind and finally go for impossible shots.

FedererXPress
05-30-2011, 06:01 PM
Fed in 4. Monfils will take a set to appease the home crowd, but Roger is too good in a 5 set match.

SERBINATOR
05-30-2011, 06:03 PM
Their Last match was EPIC

but i want Federer to play against Nole....it could be a tight affair and a nice warmup for Nole before the eventual MAULING of the Bull in the final :devil:

guga2120
05-30-2011, 06:16 PM
Federer in 3, but his beatdown is coming after that.

vn01
05-30-2011, 06:22 PM
my son

:haha: Mon fils :D

seriously, fed's gonna win in 3. he is playing very well. roger can win the title, imo :(

ballbasher101
05-30-2011, 06:24 PM
The Fed in 4. Monfils tires easily which is funny considering the way he plays the game. If Monfils plays six feet behind the baseline the Fed will create angles and run Frenchman to his doom.

tennismaster1978
05-30-2011, 06:24 PM
I say fed in 3.. Monfils doesnt have the belief to beat fed in a 5 setter. I also believe that fed has a real shot against nole. Should be an awesome match if fed gets through monfils!

hipolymer
05-30-2011, 06:31 PM
Clownfils will be happy with his quarterfinal appearance and so Fed in straights.

MIMIC
05-30-2011, 06:37 PM
I'm going for the upset. Monfils in 4. If Melzer can win on clay against Fed, an inspired Monfils certainly can.

Most likely scenario is Fed in straights tho. But I'll stick with my upset prediction. :)

guga2120
05-30-2011, 06:48 PM
I'm going for the upset. Monfils in 4. If Melzer can win on clay against Fed, an inspired Monfils certainly can.


It would be great to see, but I think the conditions in Monte Carlo are slightly different than what Roland Garros is playing like right now.

joplin
05-30-2011, 06:58 PM
if monfils took federer out in indoor paris, he can do it again on clay. this year conditions suit him well, so if gets straight seted, that will be a disappointment

MalwareDie
05-30-2011, 07:00 PM
Federer in will take out this clown in 3 sets. Mugfils is exhausted from the match against Ferrer.

yuri27
05-30-2011, 07:11 PM
If Monfils hadn't had that marathon match against Ferrer then i would have picked Federer in 5 or even a Monfils win.
Monfils has typically the sort of game to frustrate Roger on clay.
But he'll be exhausted so i pick Federer in 3.

Jaz
05-30-2011, 07:13 PM
NOOOO..

I voted for Monfils in 3, I didn't read the poll :/ I hope this is not an omen.

Bilbo
05-30-2011, 07:16 PM
R. Federer in 5

LleytonMonfils
05-30-2011, 07:18 PM
Monfils in 5 why not?

RagingLamb
05-30-2011, 07:21 PM
Papa Goat in 3.

Bigselber
05-30-2011, 07:25 PM
I hope Roger gets it done i 3. I'm scared he will try to "save" energy for the Djokovic match

solowyn
05-30-2011, 07:30 PM
I hope Roger gets it done i 3. I'm scared he will try to "save" energy for the Djokovic match
That was Super Saturday panic :p

Fed in 3.

Nadull_tard
05-30-2011, 07:30 PM
What a shitload of delusional predictions we have here.
Federer will routine Monfils in straights, Gael barely won against dead tired Federer in Paris, saving couple of mp in process.
Now Roger is looking really good, comparing this form to his embarrassing appearances in Monte Carlo and Rome.
Maybe it's not a form which can give him a win against Nole, yet it's more than enough for Mugfils.

MaxPower
05-30-2011, 07:34 PM
La Monf has much better chances than Ferrer would have had. That's for sure. Monfils got that crazy x-factor that could make it close and if Federror shows up Monfils got excellent defense. If Mugfils/Clownfils shows up...well then 3 easy sets for the GOAT

DorianGray7
05-30-2011, 07:34 PM
Monfils destroyed Federer at Bercy ATP Paris which is indoor fast court. Actually the fastest tournament on tour.

Fed has no chance here. Djokovic has already won the title.

Clay Death
05-30-2011, 07:38 PM
fed in straight sets.

bye bye monfils.

iriraz
05-30-2011, 07:42 PM
La Monf has much better chances than Ferrer would have had. That's for sure. Monfils got that crazy x-factor that could make it close and if Federror shows up Monfils got excellent defense. If Mugfils/Clownfils shows up...well then 3 easy sets for the GOAT

Monfils has more chances to beat Federer then Ferrer but he is also more likely to loose like 7-5 6-2 6-1.I think if Monfils doesn`t win the first set the match will be done.

DrJules
05-30-2011, 07:42 PM
Their Last match was EPIC

but i want Federer to play against Nole....it could be a tight affair and a nice warmup for Nole before the eventual MAULING of the Bull in the final :devil:

Do you not mean the Serbian Bull goring the Spanish Matador.

Sapeod
05-30-2011, 07:43 PM
Clownfils can definitely win. Whether he will or not is another question. Federer in 4, like in 2008.

Clay Death
05-30-2011, 07:44 PM
negative little highlander.

monfils has ZERO chance in this one.

FedererSlam
05-30-2011, 07:48 PM
Some of the responses in here...

Of course Fed is going to win in 3 (4 max). Monfils has won this matchup once on a polar opposite surface in 3 tie-breakers when Fed was pretty tired. Otherwise it has been pretty one-sided including two dates here at Roland Garros. This time Monfils is tired - exhausted even - after his epic with Ferrer. Having finished just this afternoon he will have to be ready to go again in 24 hours.

Whatsmore people have been ignoring Roger's form thus far which has been superb. No sets dropped and serving like a monster with consistently good winner-error ratios.

Nothing bar a miracle is stopping Fed from meeting Djoko in the semi's (where he will likely get whooped).

Super Djoker
05-30-2011, 07:49 PM
Monfils just lacks something to Challenge Fed! The fact he says Oley, When he wins a point really irritates me! Fed will Flatten Monfils like a pancake!:crazy:

Alex999
05-30-2011, 07:50 PM
Fed in 3 or 4.

TheRafaelNadal
05-30-2011, 07:51 PM
Having seen Mofils against Ferrer he has no chance. Federer makes far quicker returns and can also dictate the pace and angles of shots that Ferrer couldn't. Ferrer also won more game than Mofils and did better in rallies almost every time. Federer is going to have to make a ridiculous amount of UE to even gift Mofils a set. East 3 set win for Federer.

Javier Bardem
05-30-2011, 08:15 PM
Fed will take this in 3 imo

ZaZoo)
05-30-2011, 08:23 PM
Fedex in 3 easy sets.

Sophocles
05-30-2011, 08:32 PM
If Monfils is tired, he has no chance. Otherwise he'd have a decent shot against the Federer who showed up in Rome. Against the Federer we have so far seen at R.G.? Fed will get short returns he'll just eat up all day, & as soon as Monfils misses a few 1st serves, that'll be the break.

star
05-30-2011, 08:44 PM
I reported you for Racism.

Thank you, but now you've preserved the post here.

Horrible stuff.

steveo2810
05-30-2011, 08:46 PM
Cant see anything but a straight sets victory for Fed here.

Sonja1989
05-30-2011, 08:54 PM
Federer should win in three.

LinkMage
05-30-2011, 10:05 PM
Monfils in 5. :sad:

delboy
05-30-2011, 10:15 PM
Fedster in 3

yuri27
05-30-2011, 10:49 PM
Some of the responses in here...

Of course Fed is going to win in 3 (4 max). Monfils has won this matchup once on a polar opposite surface in 3 tie-breakers when Fed was pretty tired. Otherwise it has been pretty one-sided including two dates here at Roland Garros. This time Monfils is tired - exhausted even - after his epic with Ferrer. Having finished just this afternoon he will have to be ready to go again in 24 hours.

Whatsmore people have been ignoring Roger's form thus far which has been superb. No sets dropped and serving like a monster with consistently good winner-error ratios.

Nothing bar a miracle is stopping Fed from meeting Djoko in the semi's (where he will likely get whooped).

You have to consider the guys he faced......
Monfils(if he is not too exhausted) will be a big step up from the guys he's faced so far.

KarlyM
05-30-2011, 11:33 PM
Fed in 4 - drops 1st set.

alfonsojose
05-30-2011, 11:41 PM
My son :lol: in 4. Roger only cares about his QF streak :p

ApproachShot
05-30-2011, 11:42 PM
Federer should win but Monfils when 'in the zone' has the type of game to cause him problems. So with that in mind (and factoring in that Federer will probably have a mini lapse in one of his service games), I think the 3rd seed will take this in 3 sets.

It would be interesting to see how the crowd react to Federer's errors.

Sunset of Age
05-30-2011, 11:45 PM
Fed should be able to win this in straights, perhaps in four. Note the key word: SHOULD.
So far, his alter ego Wogie Mc. Shankerer hasn't yet made an appearance on court at RG, which kind of - positively - surprises me. Hopefully he'll stay away for at least this match, too.

barbadosan
05-30-2011, 11:46 PM
Federer should win but Monfils when 'in the zone' has the type of game to cause him problems. So with that in mind (and factoring in that Federer will probably have a mini lapse in one of his service games), I think the 3rd seed will take this in 3 sets.

It would be interesting to see how the crowd react to Federer's errors.

I suspect it will be a situation similar to WTF against Murray, where the crowd is surprisingly fairly evenly split in their support, even though he's playing a hometown boy

Sunset of Age
05-30-2011, 11:53 PM
I suspect it will be a situation similar to WTF against Murray, where the crowd is surprisingly fairly evenly split in their support, even though he's playing a hometown boy

Even more, the home crowd even boo'ed Simon during the second set in his match against Söderling today, as he started yapping against the umpire because of him disputing a call (in which case he should have stopped playing, which he didn't, so he had no business yapping whatsoever, but that's besides the point here).
The French crowd certainly isn't as partisan as is often suggested.

abraxas21
05-30-2011, 11:54 PM
hopefully gael in 3... just for the lulz

out_here_grindin
05-31-2011, 12:22 AM
Monfils in 5.

He needs to come out sharp and ready like he did vs Ferrer. He was cracking to go in that match. But he also cannot afford the 2nd and 4 set lulls.

The Freak
05-31-2011, 12:45 AM
Federer in 3 or 4 probably. I hope soooo much that Monfils can take this though.

Orka_n
05-31-2011, 01:17 AM
Even more, the home crowd even boo'ed Simon during the second set in his match against Söderling today, as he started yapping against the umpire because of him disputing a call (in which case he should have stopped playing, which he didn't, so he had no business yapping whatsoever, but that's besides the point here).
The French crowd certainly isn't as partisan as is often suggested.Gotta disagree here Karin. :) I think the complete silence for the first 2 sets of the Robin - Simon match today spoke volumes. You could here a pin drop.
I also think the crowd will be clearly behind Monfils tomorrow. (But it still won't be as quiet as it was today if it doesn't go the Frenchman's way - they do like Roger too after all.)

cajuntennis
05-31-2011, 01:22 AM
Monfils with the upset in 4

Sunset of Age
05-31-2011, 01:27 AM
Gotta disagree here Karin. :) I think the complete silence for the first 2 sets of the Robin - Simon match today spoke volumes. You could here a pin drop.

Of course they wanted Simon to win, that's obvious. But at least they didn't show themselves as daft as they could have when Simon started his :stupid: tirade against the ump. :)

I also think the crowd will be clearly behind Monfils tomorrow. (But it still won't be as quiet as it was today if it doesn't go the Frenchman's way - they do like Roger too after all.)

They will be behind Monfils, but they won't show any adversity towards Federer either. Pretty sure they'll show their appreciation towards the winner, whoever it will be. Which is how it should be, imho.

paseo
05-31-2011, 02:17 AM
Sorry Fed, but I gotta root for Monfils here.

The best pure athlete the game has ever seen will win in 5.

TheBaker
05-31-2011, 04:23 AM
Clown pushes Fed to 5 in an epic.

Fedexpress#11
05-31-2011, 04:57 AM
With the way Federer has been playing I say, Fed in straight sets

castle007
05-31-2011, 05:02 AM
Hopefully Federer will win it in three!! I want to see a Djokovic Federer SF!!

hemanthjava
05-31-2011, 05:24 AM
Watch Roger Federer vs Gael Monfils live online on Sportsbun. Roger Federer, in what looks like a challening match, will meet Gael Monfils in the quarters of the 2011 French Open on Tuesday.

http://www.sportsbun.com/watch-2011-french-open-live-stream-online-tennis/

The Magician
05-31-2011, 05:52 AM
Had a dream that Fed had lost to Wawrinka in straights last night :sobbing: Since that didn't actually happen Fed in 3 :cool:

.-Federers_Mate-.
05-31-2011, 05:55 AM
Monfils in 4 tough sets. all it's all down hill for roger. It's all down hill for his fans. I hope this finally sinks the facts through their thick skulls. Monfils needs to do this for the good of the game. He needs to do it for Roger.\

7-5 3-6 7-5 6-1. GSM Gael Monfils. He is riding a wave right now. Roger is just going to be the incompetent swimmer who gets caught under it. Thats how far he has fallen

Turquoise
05-31-2011, 08:26 AM
Monfils has such effortless talent, power and athleticism, yet he doesn't know how to exploit his strengths. Most times, when he's being passive, he seems to be waiting for a spark to ignite him into action. With the partisan French crowd, he can usually find that spark except that against Federer, he will not be the crowd favourite. His stamina is surprisingly suspect, and I can't see him winning the longer the match goes.

Infinity
05-31-2011, 09:01 AM
Fed in 3.

Commander Data
05-31-2011, 09:09 AM
Monfils was spent yesterday. Fed knows his shit in Slams. Fed in 3. NID.

Commander Data
05-31-2011, 09:13 AM
negative little highlander.

monfils has ZERO chance in this one.

This. One must be quite deluded to think Monclown will trouble the GOAT here.

iriraz
05-31-2011, 09:40 AM
It`s tough to forget after he beat Federer in Bercy in a tough match he was completely done the next day.Now he is in a similar situation,but even tougher as it`s best of 5 sets format.
If Monfils doesn`t get a good start,the match could be done before it even started in less then 2 hours

Puschkin
05-31-2011, 12:44 PM
Monfils is always dangerous in Paris, and Roger was not tested so far, could be a tight one for him.

Deivid23
05-31-2011, 12:56 PM
Federer in 5 sets imo

TheBaker
05-31-2011, 01:31 PM
Now we have to wait for some wta chick to choke away a match before this one starts.

GSMnadal
05-31-2011, 01:34 PM
Now we have to wait for some wta chick to choke away a match before this one starts.

I was getting excited at 6-1 4-1, should have known better :o

Orka_n
05-31-2011, 01:35 PM
Monfils in 4 tough sets. all it's all down hill for roger. It's all down hill for his fans. I hope this finally sinks the facts through their thick skulls. Monfils needs to do this for the good of the game. He needs to do it for Roger.\

7-5 3-6 7-5 6-1. GSM Gael Monfils. He is riding a wave right now. Roger is just going to be the incompetent swimmer who gets caught under it. Thats how far he has fallen:lol:

TheBaker
05-31-2011, 01:42 PM
I was getting excited at 6-1 4-1, should have known better :o

Yeah, the bigger the lead the longer the choke takes.