Simon vs Monfils - 71 Shot Rally

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  1. InvisibleSoul

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  2. heninfan99

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    I wonder if Sampras saw this point and was like "WTF?"
     
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    I saw it on the match... won't watch it again unless someone pays me.
     
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    Monfils is the Javale McGee of tennis. He thinks he's a grinder when he's not. You can't outlast Simon.
     
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    Isn't it funny how sometimes pro matches seem to have slower pace than college tennis? I can't really imagine a Division I college tennis point played at that pace. I mean some of the shots were decently hit, but half the rally was pattycaking.
     
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    Simon you waste of space. Did he even want to win that point? That is pushing of the highest degree. Murray could not top that.
     
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    And people wonder why I criticize Simon.
     
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    Looks like they were warming up/practicing.
     
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    The thing is Monfils is so talented... saw this guy at the US Open up close and was in awe. I mean, if he somehow could get his mind right, he would be very very dangerous.
     
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    About as amusing as 8:00 AM lectures
     
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    Out clowning the clown!
     
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    It doesn't seem like he wants to be dangerous.
     
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    sad.

    not much else to say.
     
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    Monfils applied pressure on maybe five shots. Simon applied pressure on just one, I think.
     
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    I've seen more exciting inauguration poets.
     
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    I'm pretty sure they were both dead tired at this point. I think Monfils had blisters on his hands and Simon's legs and knees were shot
     
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    I'd almost rather watch Wozniaki play Wozniaki.
     
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    simon had about two attacking shots, the rest was "putting the ball back in play".

    I mean it's nice to see such a long rally for once but jeez, how boring would it be to see a whole game like this (not even talking about a set or match!)
     
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    Oh, right.

    I hate modern tennis. I hate monfils. "I'm capable of some of the best shotmaking ever, but i'll just push the ball"
     
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    There should be a rule requiring someone to come to net in the first 50 strokes of a rally. If nobody does, they're both disqualified.
     
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    I literally laughed out loud at this. You can't even blame slow courts. At least Nadal and Novak were gunning the ball in the final last year and their defense is unreal. This is the worst pusher garbage ever.
     
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    Such a shame Simon wasn't able to reproduce this productive tennis against Murray. :(
     
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    As someone just said, one long rally out of, say, every 20 points is OK, because it is unexpected. But when you have many long rallies in the same match...you start to get bored quickly.

    Even in the fastest indoor carpets in the 90s, sometimes there were some long rallies (look at Sampras-Becker 1996 WTF final), and they were "great" because they were "rare".
     
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    They were great because they absolutely covered the whole court, and had variety, not "I hit at you, you hit at me".
     
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    That was pathetic. No aggression whatsoever.
     
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    Good one hehehhe.
     
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    Lack of ability to put the point away.. There is NO REASON for a 70 shot rally.. Even today. These guys need to adopt a different strategy for gosh sakes
     
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    On the 7th shot Simon should have taken charge of the rally and ripped it. A low paced slice that didn't bite through the court. He still took it inside the baseline but rolled a softy back across the net. 2 shots later he had a backhand nearly at the service line and did nothing with it. That match was horrible to watch. I fell asleep right quick.
     
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    Summarizes everything wrong with the game today.
     
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    Oops, wrong thread.
     
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    Since nobody is actually paying attention, I'm just going to repeat my last post word for word

    I'm pretty sure they were both dead tired at this point. I think Monfils had blisters on his hands and Simon's legs and knees were shot
     
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    Hahaha that is the PERFECT comparison. Just check the Gael Monclown thread for emphasis.

    For those who don't know the work of Javale.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f69IDWEyBek
     
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  36. Zildite

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    That point was at 6-4, 4-4. Anyway, why prolong the pain?
     
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  38. 90's Clay

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    IF you need a 70 plus shot rally to win a damn point, you aren't ever good
     
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    I don't think speeding up the courts will help in this case...
     
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    True. They would just choke up on their racquets... :)
     
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    Totally agree. Doesn't look like one of them was trying to win it lol.
     
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  42. Raz11

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    The broadcaster in Australia was saying this is how tennis should be played. lol
     
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    I like watching all types of tennis and I enjoy watching those rallies because they are mesmerizing/hypnotic.
     
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    Doesn't Monfils make most of his trick shots in though? Looks like this guy just straight up fails haha
     
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    Worst. Rally. Ever.
    Worst. Match. Ever.
     
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    If you're that tired wouldn't you go try and go for a winner rather than run around forever? esp on those cream puff midcourt balls? This is just the mentality of these 2 guys, waiting for an error rather than hitting the ball.
     
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    Boring match... Ever.
     
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    Here's some of what I posted on the video's comments section: What? No showboating from Gael M????? Somehow Djokovic and Nadal make that look much more exciting. Also seeing how both men were huffing and puffing at the end I can understand why some fans don't like this.
     
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