I was a little nervous for gael when I knew he would face acasuso who himself beat robredo but well gael is not like every one else.
great job gael for your first ig finale this year,hoping you'll take it.
He's choking! One set and one break down already, he's really developing a problem with finals.
It's not like Almagro is playing out of his mind, at least since I've been watching.
Rasheed is there - with a superb tan, I think he has enjoyed the little trip to Acapulco.
The return is poor, the BH nothing special, the movement not as good as it can be...
Hard to call that "a great achievement", it would have been a really poor performance to lose to the guys he's played on his road to the final.
People say Almagro was great, but Gaël really wasn't pressuring him at all, the very few times he did Almagro wasn't looking that safe imo.
So frustrating to see Gaël crumble like that in finals, I don't get it, the Pörtschach and the Vienna finals were so poor too - not one single set won against Monaco, Petzschner and Almagro! He says it himself: World number 10 Monfils was disappointed with his performance.
"When I get to the final I have a hard time," he said. "Today in particular I didn't handle it well. I wasn't aggressive enough but it's something I will work on and hopefully get better at. http://uk.reuters.com/article/tennis...56851520090301
He will arrive in France on Monday morning and leave for Ostrava in the afternoon so he can start practicing on Tuesday with the others.
But it sounds like he will be the 5th man anyway. He needed to win Acapulco to be back in the race.