Tennis: Monfils playing some of the best tennis in his career.

link Casper Joined: Nov 8, 2018
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2/14/20, 3:53:58 PM 
He’s into the semi-finals of the ATP Rotterdam 500, after having won in Montpellier last week.

link Chrissy Joined: Nov 13, 2002
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2/14/20, 5:10:33 PM 
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Watched him earlier

link POINT Joined: Jan 1, 2003
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2/14/20, 6:07:00 PM 
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I agree with your assessment , It seems that he has decided to stop his normal Theatrics , and concentrate on play Tennis, rather than being a show boat . .

link imusic Joined: Nov 12, 2002
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2/14/20, 6:13:03 PM 
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Apparently Svitolina has been a positive influence, and he’s had a positive influence on her as well. Her results have improved since they e been together.

She takes her training very seriously. No messing around.

Thankfully Gael is still Gael.......just a little more discipline to his game these days.

link hotarobin Joined: May 30, 2006
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2/14/20, 10:14:50 PM 
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don't be fooled by Monfools....ATP 500 is a warm up tournament....

link Rudeman Joined: Nov 12, 2002
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2/15/20, 9:36:46 AM 
Go Felix

link hotarobin Joined: May 30, 2006
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2/15/20, 11:06:47 AM 
these young fellas ain't ready yet....they all too inconsistent. Super respect to Joka, Nadal and Federer for being so consistent through the years...they are really worlds apart...

link Chrissy Joined: Nov 13, 2002
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2/15/20, 3:34:50 PM 
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Should be a great final.
Will Felix win his first ATP title?

link Chrissy Joined: Nov 13, 2002
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2/15/20, 3:35:37 PM 
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For the record Felix will be 20 in August

link FuzzyWuzzy Joined: May 31, 2005
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2/16/20, 10:54:18 AM 
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Will Felix win his first ATP title?


Not today say Gael big grin

link Chrissy Joined: Nov 13, 2002
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2/16/20, 11:03:44 AM 
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Correct is right

link hotarobin Joined: May 30, 2006
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2/16/20, 2:30:11 PM 
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Yes I know, impressive young fella but still miles away From the Jokas, Nadals and Feds of the tennis world....that was all my point was. So Monfools will win these ATP 500 and 1000 tournaments occasionally once those big three are not really in the mix or not seriously competing....

link jahmekyah Joined: Feb 16, 2003
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2/16/20, 2:43:48 PM 
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"Apparently Svitolina has been a positive influence, and he’s had a positive influence on her as well. Her results have improved since they e been together."


Bang on ... Even had his hair cut

link hotarobin Joined: May 30, 2006
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2/16/20, 2:49:32 PM 
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...it's not wise to waste your emotional energy on Monfools....trust me on that one! wink wink

link Chrissy Joined: Nov 13, 2002
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2/16/20, 4:31:33 PM 
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Huh? What the hell does a haircut have to do with tennis?

link FuzzyWuzzy Joined: May 31, 2005
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2/16/20, 8:28:25 PM 
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Why are you singling out monfils? He is or has been a top 10 player for awhile now. Who else beats the top 3?

link hotarobin Joined: May 30, 2006
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2/16/20, 10:29:48 PM 
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I'm not, the thread is about Monfools, but he is a huge underachiever, has been playing for the crowds for too many years...that guy has the talent to win a slam in my opinion but I have resigned myself to accept that it's not gonna happen in this lifetime cause no matter how ready he may appear to be, he ain't ready...

link FuzzyWuzzy Joined: May 31, 2005
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2/17/20, 11:43:04 AM 
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Better players than he never won a grand slam. e.g. Ferrer. So again why pick on him?

link hotarobin Joined: May 30, 2006
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2/18/20, 8:05:07 AM 
In reply to FuzzyWuzzy

again the thread is about Monfools - what about that can't you comprehend?

link FuzzyWuzzy Joined: May 31, 2005
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2/18/20, 11:19:28 AM 
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And Monfils just win 2 atp titles back to back whilst recording his tenth overall.

link hotarobin Joined: May 30, 2006
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2/18/20, 1:39:12 PM 
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yes and my argument is.....if you were following, that Monfools will just win these kind of warm up nothing tournaments. From 2004 to present Monfools has reached only two semifinals in two majors and seven quarter finals. But normally Monfools gets ousted in the 4th rounds and earlier....all this from a guy who was the junior #1. Lots of promise, immense talent but just hasn't fulfilled his potential in my opinion. You are free to believe that he will go further, I have given up on that. I think he's mostly just a clown of a player...

link FuzzyWuzzy Joined: May 31, 2005
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2/18/20, 5:07:26 PM 
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I don't say he'll go higher but I don't like the way you are denigrating the man.

link hotarobin Joined: May 30, 2006
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2/18/20, 5:15:20 PM 
In reply to FuzzyWuzzy

that's fine, my perception of him would likely not be the same if he were to take the game more seriously more often and stop constantly playing for the crowds...

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