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02-03-2009 11:41 PM
ichigo
Re: Who Is Better Gael Monfils or Fernando Verdasco?

verdasco of course
02-03-2009 08:54 PM
Erica86
Re: Who Is Better Gael Monfils or Fernando Verdasco?

One thing is for sure: Verdasco is better looking. No question about this.
02-03-2009 08:38 PM
bluefork
Re: Who Is Better Gael Monfils or Fernando Verdasco?

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Originally Posted by vincayou View Post
I don't know the answer, but Verdasco will surely win the poll thanks to a phenomenon called "bandwagonning"
That's for sure. Ask the question when (or if) Monfils gets to another major SF and no doubt the results will be different.

Monfils has incredible athletic ability, but he lacks discipline, mental fortitude, and he's constantly injured. If he ever were able to overcome his brain problems then I could see him winning at least one major. But as it is now, the best I expect from him is the occasional deep run or a few good upsets of higher ranked players.

Verdasco...well who knows at this point? He had one great tournament and if he could continue to play as well as he did there, he'd be a mainstay in the top 10. But everyone thought the same about Gonzalez two years ago and look what he's become. I think the next few tournaments he plays will tell us a lot about whether he's here to stay or just another fluke.
02-03-2009 08:13 PM
jonathancrane
Re: Who Is Better Gael Monfils or Fernando Verdasco?

02-03-2009 08:08 PM
star_of_dusk
Re: Who Is Better Gael Monfils or Fernando Verdasco?

I believe this answers the question:

02-03-2009 07:57 PM
vincayou
Re: Who Is Better Gael Monfils or Fernando Verdasco?

I don't know the answer, but Verdasco will surely win the poll thanks to a phenomenon called "bandwagonning"
02-03-2009 06:17 PM
Pfloyd
Re: Who Is Better Gael Monfils or Fernando Verdasco?

Sure Monfils has to develop more, but that does not mean he will.

Verdasco on the other hand always had lots and lots of talent, all he needed was a decent head on his shoulders.

The Davis Cup has given this to Verdasco, hope it stays.

If it does, I don't think Monfils will reach Verdasco's level, except maybe on the area of speed and volleying.
02-03-2009 05:18 PM
born_on_clay
Re: Who Is Better Gael Monfils or Fernando Verdasco?

Nando of course
02-03-2009 05:00 PM
simplet
Re: Who Is Better Gael Monfils or Fernando Verdasco?

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Originally Posted by HattonWBA View Post
I did not base it on their age, i based it on their career performances to date such as grand slam best, i think they are both exceptional players, and i agree with you that monfils is better in my opinion, i was just wondering what people would say and according to the poll they think the opoposite, but i did not compare them in regards to age, purely based on game.
Yeah don't take me seriously; personnally I believe Monfils will become the better player (and already is to some extent), but I just wanted to respond to the annoying "How dare you even compare your player to my player" type.
02-03-2009 04:54 PM
HattonWBA
Re: Who Is Better Gael Monfils or Fernando Verdasco?

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Originally Posted by simplet View Post
Right. I mean, Verdasco manages one decent tournament, and suddenly you can compare him to a player like Monfils, who's three years younger even?
I did not base it on their age, i based it on their career performances to date such as grand slam best, i think they are both exceptional players, and i agree with you that monfils is better in my opinion, i was just wondering what people would say and according to the poll they think the opoposite, but i did not compare them in regards to age, purely based on game.
02-03-2009 04:43 PM
simplet
Re: Who Is Better Gael Monfils or Fernando Verdasco?

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Originally Posted by meihaditalab View Post
Is this an attempt at making a funny joke?
Right. I mean, Verdasco manages one decent tournament, and suddenly you can compare him to a player like Monfils, who's three years younger even?
02-03-2009 03:54 PM
meihaditalab
Re: Who Is Better Gael Monfils or Fernando Verdasco?

Is this an attempt at making a funny joke?
02-03-2009 03:33 PM
Certinfy
Re: Who Is Better Gael Monfils or Fernando Verdasco?

Verdasco atm!
02-03-2009 03:29 PM
Forehander
Re: Who Is Better Gael Monfils or Fernando Verdasco?

Monfils = a player with no future hope. And I'm not being biased though I hate the arrogant brainless guy. You may ask, why? Let me tell you then. Just look at his tennis strokes. They are possibly the most self-suicidal tennis strokes I've ever seen in my life. Lleyton Hewitt's strokes were horrible enough to stuff up his back and hips, but this piece of arrogant **** brings it to a whole new level. I do not know who the fk taught him these strokes but whoever did must be smoking something good. Sure, it brought him to the spotlight during the junior years due to his athleticism and power. But his swinging technique on the forehand will also be the main thing that brings him down.

180-190km/hr forehands? Impressive, but not without consequences. He virtually dissipates all the power of his follow throughs with his wrist after he swings that forehand. Wrist injury is inevitable with the way he plays and is probably the worst you can ever get with a professional racquet sport player. If he doesn't do something this there's only one word for him: fked.

Comparing him with Verdasco? That's just not on. Not even comparing him with Baghdatis is viable. Compare him with Olivier Rochus would be a bit more suitable. But soon there'll be no one to compare with when he's screwed up his wrist.
02-03-2009 03:13 PM
GlennMirnyi
Re: Who Is Better Gael Monfils or Fernando Verdasco?

You should put that Monfils has no idea of court placement himself, especially when playing outside of clay. Standing 5 meters behind the baseline won't cut the deal.
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