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05-06-2010 07:32 PM
Keijan
Re: Estoril 2010

My take on this is that he probably needed a real break from tennis -and while he could have continued to physically work even with an injured hand, he might have told Rasheed to go home to spend some time "chilling" like he says, playing poker, seeing his friends and gf, being on holidays... the hand was a good pretext because it was real et c'est arrivé à point nommé.
They also mentionned (was it in l'équipe ? can't remember) that he was also mentally down because one of his best friends is going through a very bad illness (and we all know what Gaël is like, if something happens to his loved ones, he loses all focus and stability.)

It's probably a mix of everything, his injury, his need for a break, his personal problems. I mean, I definitely get that life can happen outside of the job and interfere with it, and in Gaël's case it probably affects him more than any other players (ok Richard excepted, maybe )

It's not that worrisome, it would be if it was about anyother player than him, but once again, he's so special... let's wait and see. He defies all logic rules, and the longer he's out before RG, the further he goes in the tournament, so let's go for a Rafa final this time
05-06-2010 07:01 PM
Truc
Re: Estoril 2010

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Originally Posted by Keijan View Post
I'm saving my rage for the day where he pulls out of Roland Garros because of a broken nail.
Yes, it is a very unfortunate coincidence, after the whole "prevarication" of last week, then the extremely late arrival in Estoril... And he has already played after a bad night, since he's prone to stomach bugs.
I hope he was aware he isn't ready at all yet (I can understand he preferred not to play then), but he's already pulled himself together and it's only a matter of time now. I'm worried too, though.

I can believe the issue with his hand was more serious than it seemed at the beginning, but there must be other exercises he could do to at least stay in shape. And it's been a little while now he says he doesn't feel pain anymore.
05-06-2010 06:27 PM
Puschkin
Re: Estoril 2010

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Ah well, who cares about Estoril.
While this is true, things are indeed getting weird recently. But who knows what is really going on, from an outside perspective it seems, as if he is losing himself.
05-06-2010 05:21 PM
Keijan
Re: Estoril 2010

(mon oeil, Puschkin )
Ah well, who cares about Estoril. I'm saving my rage for the day where he pulls out of Roland Garros because of a broken nail.
05-06-2010 03:30 PM
real_995
Re: Estoril 2010

im going to kill my self
05-06-2010 03:24 PM
KeiNishikoriCro
Re: Estoril 2010

I just knowed that something will happen wrong..Hope he will be back for Madrid!
05-06-2010 12:48 PM
Puschkin
Re: Estoril 2010

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He's out with stomach problems if you want details about his night here http://www.estorilopen.net/News/Tenn...-Pull-Out.aspx
mon oeuil.
05-06-2010 11:23 AM
soulage
Re: Estoril 2010

He's out with stomach problems if you want details about his night here http://www.estorilopen.net/News/Tenn...-Pull-Out.aspx
Quote:
“I have been sick overnight as a result of eating some bad food,” said Monfils, the World No. 18.

“I don’t have any energy, my head feels heavy, my nose is blocked up and I was sick three or four times. I probably got about one hour’s sleep last night.”

Monfils has been sidelined due to a hand injury since competing at the BNP Paribas Masters in Indian Wells.

“The past couple of months have been more than bad luck. All journalists know I like playing on clay courts and wanted to have good preparation for Roland Garros. I hope I’ll be back on the court soon.”
05-06-2010 06:35 AM
Truc
Re: Estoril 2010

There are news in L'Equipe today (http://www.gaelmonfils.com/forum/vie...=1&t=245#p5762) and his form sounds very, very average. He admits he has basically done nothing since the Davis Cup. He says his hand was preventing him not only from playing, but also from doing work-out for his upper body because he couldn't do push-ups, lift weights, etc. So he has lost a lot of muscular mass. And his game is looking accordingly, the journalist says Marrero gave him a very hard time in training yesterday.
Rasheed confirms it, but says that at least the long break was good for the knee.
05-02-2010 04:18 PM
julia_gu
Re: Estoril 2010

Allez~
05-02-2010 02:09 PM
real_995
Estoril 2010

1 FEDERER, Roger SUI
2 BYE
3 QUALIFIER
4 PHAU, Bjorn GER

5 KUNITSYN, Igor RUS
6 CLEMENT, Arnaud FRA
7 FALLA, Alejandro COL
8 CHELA, Juan Ignacio ARG

9 MONTANES, Albert ESP
10 BYE
11 LAPENTTI, Nicolas ECU
12 GIMENO-TRAVER, Daniel ESP

13 GRANOLLERS, Marcel ESP
14 HERNANDEZ, Oscar ESP
15 QUALIFIER
16 CUEVAS, Pablo

17 GARCIA-LOPEZ, Guillermo ESP
18 MALISSE, Xavier BEL
19 TAVARES, Leonardo POR
20 MELLO, Ricardo BRA

21 QUALIFIER
22 QUALIFIER
23 BYE
24 MONFILS, Gael FRA [3]

25 MAYER, Florian GER
26 GIL, Frederico POR
27 DARCIS, Steve BEL
28 GIRALDO, Santiago COL

29 MASSU, Nicolas CHI
30 MACHADO, Rui POR
31 BYE
32 LJUBICIC, Ivan[2]

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