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When it comes to play styles they both are very similar.

Both have a lot of talent, big serves, big groundstrokes yet both like to play 3-5ft behind the baseline and cede control of the points to their opponents. They play as if they're a claycourter with no power.

I definitely see the similarities, they are frustrating to watch.

Having said that, Monflis at least won in slams. Zverev can't seem to do that consistently.
 

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No, Kyrgios is Monfils 2.0 for not taking his career seriously, but he took it to another level.
Zverev has a tough moment right now, I think he will jump back sooner or later.
 

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Well- Zverev has 3 masters and a WTF title/ Monfils has not won anything higher than an ATP 500. It is too early to say that Zverev will not do anything at the slams.
 

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Monfils 0.2 more likely
 

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No, ffs I would never compare these two because in some aspects they are the total opposite. Monfils is more the Kyrgios type, he´s talented, has incredible peaks but lacks enough motivation and professionalism.

Zverev has exactly what the others don´t, he can be extremely motivated, he trains a lot but he is not talented enough and that frustrates him to the point of not being able to beat the guys he should at slams. He may find a way to work it out, we´ll see
 

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They aren't similar at all, not even in the way they play passively. Monfils is a pusher 90% of the time and hits some 180 km/h shots occasionally. Similar to Kyrgios who is also a pusher in default mode.
Zverev on the other hand hits the ball much harder on average and mostly at the same pace, but still fairly passive and stands way too far behind the baseline.
 

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Complete actually. All of Zverev's problems come from his poor footwork, while Monfils has amazing movement but just cares more about entertainment than winning.

Zverev has the potential to be a great player, but he needs the right coaching. If he learns how to move properly with his size and body style, he will be able to perform in slams.
 

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Complete actually. All of Zverev's problems come from his poor footwork, while Monfils has amazing movement but just cares more about entertainment than winning.

Zverev has the potential to be a great player, but he needs the right coaching. If he learns how to move properly with his size and body style, he will be able to perform in slams.
Monfils movement is overrated. Hitting a spectacular flashy winner in a match has little to do with movement. It’s how you’re positioned at the shot and after the shot and Monfils is often so out of place at this that he has to improvise to correct his sloppy movement. That’s often why it looks so great. But watch matches against really good movers like djokovic or thiem. He’s completely helpless and is unable to generate any sort of power of his own. Furthermore he produces countless of shanks against players with a good defensive mindset also due to his mediocre footwork. His H2H against those two is 0:20 but it’s really no surprise given their styles
 

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No, Kyrgios is Monfils 2.0 for not taking his career seriously, but he took it to another level.
Zverev has a tough moment right now, I think he will jump back sooner or later.
he's talking about game styles.

there are a few similarities

Monfils movement is overrated. Hitting a spectacular flashy winner in a match has little to do with movement. It’s how you’re positioned at the shot and after the shot and Monfils is often so out of place at this that he has to improvise to correct his sloppy movement. That’s often why it looks so great. But watch matches against really good movers like djokovic or thiem. He’s completely helpless and is unable to generate any sort of power of his own. Furthermore he produces countless of shanks against players with a good defensive mindset also due to his mediocre footwork. His H2H against those two is 0:20 but it’s really no surprise given their styles
His movement isnt overrated. His movement is GOAT.

Footwork not, but even there its not like he's lazy.
 

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lol, of course they are very different.

However, I don't get the Monfils Kyrgios comparison, not just play styles but personality. They are not alike at all.
 

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Not sure why people are shitting on Zverev by comparing him to Monfils. He's only been to the semis twice. He only had the one SF run when he was Zverev's age.


He beat Ljubicic to get there (though he did beat Ferrer in the QFs). The second run was 8 years later. He beat Baghdatis in a very weak section to reach the QFs, and beat a tired Pouille to reach Djokovic.
 

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Y'all wrong and here's why! Zverev is absolutely positively not talented at all. He is boring pusher with height boosted serve that has helped him to make a decent career. Take away serve and he's a nobody, can't even hit decent forehand.
 
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