Monfils V Nieminen -- Final - Stockholm Open 2011

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  1. Love Game

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    Both finalists saw their opponents off in 3 sets today, and I have a feeling it will be more of the same tomorrow.

    Jarkko Nieminen isn't seeded, but has a loyal group of fans; and Gaël Monfils is the top seed, also has a lot of eurofans!

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    Who will take it?
    (they both can use a championship)
     
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  2. stringertom

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    I had a hunch Jarko would edge JB but this time I'm doubtful the lefty/"home" court advantage will be enough. That is, if the accent stays on the last two syllables of "Clowncrobat". Monfils in straights
     
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  3. Tammo

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    I'm rooting for Nieminen, BTW is Monfils with Leconte or is that next year?
     
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    Monfils better win though Nieminen does need to finally win here for once.
     
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  5. Roberto

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    Go Jarkko ! Jarkko in two.
     
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    Go Gael M!!!!! (Perhaps he'll do backflips across the court if he wins? Ha ha ha ha!) Glad to see that Jarko N is still around.
     
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  7. chrischris

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    Monfils.
    He is a tough customer and my guess is :
    a. he has fresher legs
    b. Qualification for the the London ATP Championships in his focus and grasp.
    c.a style of play that doesnt suit Nieminen at all.
     
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  8. sdont

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    Next year, maybe.
     
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    Oh my goodness. I laughed wholeheartedly for a long time upon reading your signature.

    Amazing stuff. :)
     
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  10. gavna

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    Leconte has already started working with LaMonf but will be with him full time starting next week in Valencia and then at Bercy. If all goes well it could go longer.
     
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  11. Fate Archer

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    Sid, can't believe you haven't checked my thread on our friend around that time.

    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=397016

    Well, unfortunately Fed didn't win 17 for us Fed fans, but at least we were granted some really good laughs at the end of the tournament. :)
     
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  12. norbac

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    Come on Gael!
     
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    Okay, this is a wonderful break from doing physics problems. I fell off my chair laughing at those quotes.

    BullZi11a's presence on this forum is just a major inconvience for tennis fans. Have you seen the Nadal news thread? He has scarred that thread with the presence of 20 useless vestigial pages.
     
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  14. Smasher08

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    Monf over Niems in a blowout.
     
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  15. gavna

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    LaMonf in two - also possible Les Bleu's pull it out over the Kiwis in a few hours (but I'm not that conifdent).
     
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    Actually, the noted sage's absence is a major inconvenience for me...I must search far too hard for a source of side-splitting laughter. (Bullz1lla please come home! We all miss you so much.)
     
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    Oh yeah, I'm just realizing now how funny this story actually is... instead of using his usual ways for creating multiple personas (see the most recent nadalwon2012, for example), he actually had the guts to message Spencer, the guy responsible for looking for double accounts here, asking him "How he can change his username" because supposedly, he was tired of using parenthesis on all his posts and didn't want to put to waste the effort of putting parenthesis on all posts of that account (LOL), so as a solution they deleted his bullz1lla account so he could create his new, revamped, and finally parenthesis free bullz1lla2.0 account and consequently (and perhaps accidentally, though some may even contend it was not) scarr the most sacred thread for Nadal fans in this forum.

    That's right, asking a mod to change his username... THAT coming from one of the most infamous multiple accounters in this forum... :lol: :lol:

    With his new whimsical wish he essentially:

    1. Trolled the mods of this forum. Hard.
    2. Trolled a whole 600 plus page thread and all its fandom by adding phantom pages that turn the navigation in that thread a lot more difficult from now on.
    3. And finally created a new account for even more trolling purposes, now with seemingly the mods consent.

    Hope he's really happy about his new account and puts it to "good" use, because that's one of the most stupid and hilarious things I have ever seen around these forums... I guess that was all the price of getting free from his parenthesis jail. :lol:
     
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  18. niff

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    Good luck Jarkko, me and Sweden will be cheering so hard for yooooou.
     
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    FA: True Nad fans love a "hard navigation" of threads...it slows down the pace of posting to match their idol's pace of play. I'm sure Bullz1lla had a towel handy next to his keyboard to wipe the excessive sweat he must have generated by his thoughtful prose.
     
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  20. Fedace

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    This is tough one to pick. Monifils seem to have injured his knee when he fell. Not sure if it will affect his movement in the final.
     
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  21. rofl_copter3

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    Monfils is not very consistant, you don't know what you're gonna get from point to point. He's obviously the better player but not sure that he'll win
     
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    Congrats to Janko on second title.
     
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    Even though they're breaking each other too often, this match is so entertaining!! :D

    Great shotmaking :)
     
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  24. vernonbc

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    Why hasn't Nieminen had more success on the tour? I like his game.
     
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  25. Fedace

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    Niemenan plays just like that other dude lefty in the tour. Other dude has done little better than him like ranked in 20's or so. because i think Niemenan had some injury issues and his backhand isn't that good.
     
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    I've heard announcers talk about this same thing, and they have said it is because he has no real weapon.
     
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  27. niff

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    :( I'm sad. Nemo gave us hope at the start of the third set but I guess he just ran out of gas. <3 never mind.

    'grats Gael...
     
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  28. Fedace

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    Who is Better ? Jergen Meltzer or J Niemanen,,,talent wise. I think if Niemanen could have stayed injury free during his career, he could have just as good of career as Jergan, i think.
     
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  29. Mainad

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    Monfils' win means that all top 10 players have now won at least one title this year.

    Gael seems to have settled down and finally starting to play some good tennis befitting for a top ten player for a change!
     
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  30. flyinghippos101

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    Maybe he stopped eating gluten?
     
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    Congrats to Mssr. Monfils, also to IndoPak Express and Tipsy in Moscow for second title this Fall! There's still great tennis w/o the elites.
     
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  32. jdubbs

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    If you think monfils is "great tennis," i really have to question your thoughts there.

    There is a huge gulf between the very top of the rankings and what i see from monfils.
     
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  33. nadalwon2012

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    Djokovic and Monfils share the same physical DNA.
     
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  34. jdubbs

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    No, they don't. Monfils has a special "clown" DNA that allows him to try an in between the legs shot that fails on break point.

    Rafa has no such gene.
     
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    Anyone surprised by his injuries?
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    It was the 10th-ranked Monfils’ fourth career ATP Tour crown. The 25-year-old Frenchman had been hampered by a knee injury.

    “After Bangkok I haven’t practiced that much, mostly been in rehab for my knee,” he told local news agency TT after the game. “The key today was that I managed to keep up my concentration.”
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    It finally got to his head he needs to serve and volley more and he won.
     
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  36. stringertom

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    By "great tennis" I was referring to the amount of highly competitive matches during the entire tourney, matches that were worth the price of admission. I realize the elites would probably have feasted on the draw and it's a shame for Swedish fans present didn't have the luxury of any of the top 9 compete (for various reasons). Still, it doesn't take away much from the week as it evolved...the Raonic & Niemenen runs kept me looking for match results. It was "great tennis" IMO.
     
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    Nice to see Monfils win something-proves he's not just a show-off.
     
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  38. stringertom

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    Another veteran lefty on a bit of a bounceback is Muller. He's back in the 40's or so IIRC.
     
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    He was very lucky the whole week(well his matches) i was there, very on and off, not impressed at all, brainless ball bashing and seemed very unmotivated... :(
     
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    Has any tennis player, pro or otherwise, "luck" their way through a whole tournament?
     
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    I think if he stopped showing off so much he'd be much better! I think he fell 5 times within a few minutes on one of the previous matches I saw him play. Yeah it's cool when he makes an awesome get, but it won't be cool when he gets injured.

    He's already such an athletic guy, I don't see why he has to go the extra mile on things.
     
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