2017 Monte-Carlo Masters - General Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Pro Match Results and Discussion' started by Adv. Edberg, Apr 10, 2017.

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Who will triumph?

Poll closed Apr 17, 2017.
  1. Andy Murray

    4.9%
  2. Novak Djokovic

    26.8%
  3. Stan Wawrinka

    15.9%
  4. Milosh Raonic

    1.2%
  5. Rafael Nadal

    39.0%
  6. Dominic Thiem

    9.8%
  7. JW Tsonga

    1.2%
  8. Gael Monfils

    1.2%
  1. Meles

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    If he wins this he'll have a good chance of beating ARV. Pouille playing like this against Rafa in final.[​IMG]
     
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    Lovely sight.
    I really hope for a Djoko-Pouille final.
    Most exciting players left in the draw :D:D
     
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    Looks like FINAL going to be Nadal Vs Poille
     
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    Looks like FINAL going to be Nadal Vs Poille
     
  5. Meles

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    Pouille's touch so good his drop shot stopped bouncing by the time of service line. Koenig approved.
     
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    Is that a bagel set?
     
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    WOW WOW WOW!!! Bagel!!!
     
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    Pouille striking the ball beautifully so far this set. Cuevas playing poorly though must be said.
     
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    If ever I saw one!

    Cuevas has left the court apparently, hope he's okay.
     
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    Cuevas leaving the court, must be bagel induced indigestion.
     
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    I think it was just the force-feeding of gluten that upset his tummy a little. He'll be back for more!
     
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    Herbert/Mahut make the SF. Not a bad day for the Frenchies today. :)
     
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    We've come to associate Pouille with finesse and all court game, but my first impression seeing him was that he had a big game like Gulbis, but serve not as good as prime Gulbis. Pouille's power off ground really something with the finesse. His serve is stronger this year and should get even better. I thought with the slow start this year that Pouille had physically peaked. This is a pleasant surprise.[​IMG]
     
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    [​IMG]
    You love bagels don't you?
     
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    He hit 215 km/h (134) in this match, that's solid for sure. I've felt his serve has sometimes left something to be desired, but it's something he'll be improving as he ages surely. He has more to go on in terms of hitting the spots.

    But yeah, I agree. He's a wonderful mix of smooth but powerful strokes combined with dat finesse and all-court capability. Just wonderful for the game.
     
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    Allez Lucas! J'adore te regarder quand tu joues ainsi. :)
     
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    Winning just three points on serve would make me (Sew)retch.:eek:
     
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    in for the Pouille vs Djokovitch final!

    Ramos-Vinolas vs Djok could last like 5 hours for a 3 set match
     
  20. chjtennis

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    A French man winning Monte Carlo would be good to see. Go, Pouille!
     
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    Nah, Nadal Pouille a more fun matchup!
     
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    Okay, we can have a Pouille–Goffin final as a compromise then, pretty please!?
     
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    Pouille in five...was fun!:cool:
     
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    Here comes Cuevas to save my coouuuupooon
     
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    Restroom breaks worked... Pablo started 2nd set with break .. Vamoss
     
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    Ok mister
     
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    Pouille now looks flat
     
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    Lol if the bagel serve back
     
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    Crazy how a little break can make a change
     
  30. Meles

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    I've been cool on Pouille because of his paltry stats, but then you see matches like this.:D Though Cuevas having other ideas now.:oops:
     
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    6-0 to 0-3 . Makes sense
     
  32. Tennis wizard

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    wtf is going on
     
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    It would be the joke of 2017 if the top half finalist defeated Nadal or Djokovic to win Monte Carlo.
     
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    Lmfao its gonna be a counterbagel
     
  35. Tennis wizard

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    are we going to get a 6-0 0-6
     
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    6-0 0-6 6-0 in the works
     
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    WUT. Pouille has imploded the past 15 minutes, or Cuevas resurrected? :confused: :eek:

    What a silly match.
     
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  38. Tennis wizard

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    very quick boring match
     
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    Can't believe I ended up jinxing him :mad:
     
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    Hehe.
    I had a spat with them about the lack of commentary on Murray's R2 match on replay.
    You get it on some R1 250's but Djoko, Nadders, Wawr all had Robbie and Nick and co. from the off.
    So I asked why not the world no.1?
    Two emails from them they just tried to fob me of with some matches don't have commentary.

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    Thank you for your email. We apologise for any inconvenience, but some of the matches do not have any commentary. If you can hear arbitrary noises, such as bird calls, then that means that there is no commentary on the matches. If you can't hear any sound at all then please let us know and we can look in to that.

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    The day after the match is on replay corrected with commentary.

    Arse / elbow!
     
  41. Tennis wizard

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    Imploded cuevas not doing anything special
     
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    What went into Cuevas' body in that bathroom break???:eek:
     
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    Or what came out?
     
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    this is ridiculous turn the table around like this by pablo..
     
  46. Sysyphus

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    Gone completely down the drain already:confused:

    But yeah, I think certain players like Kyrgios and Pouille are examples of how just reading off of the stats board can't supplant also watching matches. They both possess gears that surpass what their aggregate match-to-match stats reflect. And they have both showed an ability to be fearless on the big stage, which I think is important in the longer term.

    IMO Pete was slightly like that too. Paltry return stats that didn't do justice to his ability to raise his game when he needed to.
     
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    No, he will lose to Schwartzman. :)
     
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    Or the WTA special 6-0,0-6,7-6
     
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    What a strange match.
     
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    Pouille stops the rot
     
  51. Meles

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    Kind of a match that shows your apparent play has a lot to do with how the opponent plays. Cuevas not allowing Pouille to run roughshod over him and Pouille's thunder has been stopped.
     

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