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Both were really clubbing the ball in the 2nd set.

Titanic tussle at the end. Drama and quality.

Krajinovic with B2B SF's (HC 250+HC 500), also B2B SF losses to Monfils. Career best tennis right now. I see him at that 4R of slams/QF of 500's level now.

Monfils meanwhile with B2B Finals, looking to make it B2B Titles. He's become a bit of a mentally rock solid player.

Monfils was quite unwise to move around his BH at 1st MP and just open up the court for Krajinovic at 5-4.
 
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Really wanted a third set here, too bad Krajinovic choked on that volley at 5-4 in the TB.
 

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Speedy defencebot beat attacking choker, bleh stuff. Disgusting errors by Kruinic in the end, basic volley fail and a backhand that didn't even teach the net, lawl. Please FAA, save this tournament!
 

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Another brilliant and spectacular match featuring Filip, guy is such a good shotmaker and a beast indoors! Gaël being peak defending was the key, almost always letting Filip play the extra shot which was a lot like Djoker's play in great form. On 5-4 Krajinovic serving to level it in the second, Gaël had a couple of MP's that was a truly epic game that went for almost 10 minutes. Then Gaël went to serve and roughly 50 seconds later it was 6-5. That was kinda funny. He became such a good and consistent server these last two years. After that we had an quite easy game by Filip (despite it being 40-30) to set up a Tie-break. The tie-break was epic, very intense and unbelievable how good Gaël's retrieving was. Then a quite easy volley by Filip that went slightly wide and an UE to set up a MP for Monfils. Who hit an ace and that was the end of an amazing match. Now to repeat the final for sure.
 

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Great Match, krajino should have put volley in at 5 4 in the TB but he is great. Like his cat like movement
 

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So many match points wasted. Actually, I wouldn't say wasted, Krajinovic fought back to save them. The last matchpoint was on Monfils' serve so this time he made no mistake.

The drama level from 5-4 in the second set was entertaining.

The point to win the first set was beautiful as well. Someone needs to find the gif.
 

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Both sets were the same story, when it mattered most at the end, Filip was too tight and gifted away crucial points. Haven’t seen him play much but despite his solid baseline game, I now see why he never came close to expectations made when he was younger, too fragile mentally.
 
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