2019 ATP Rotterdam Final - [WC] Stan Wawrinka vs. Gael Monfils

Who will win the final?


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Enceladus

Hall of Fame

ATP H2H: 3:2 for Wawrinka
H2H on HC: 2:2 tied

Monfils last won the ATP title in Doha 2018, Wawrinka in Geneva Open 2017. Gael may win the 8th tournament triumph tomorrow at the ATP Tour, Stan can gain 17th ATP title and 2nd Rotterdam title.
 
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Mainad

Bionic Poster
First final for Wawrinka since 2017 Roland Garros (l. to Nadal), first final for Monfils since 2018 Antwerp (l. to Edmund).

H2H is 3-2 to Wawrinka who has won their last 2 encounters (last met 2017 Roland Garros). Monfils did win their only previous meeting on indoor hardcourt however (2010 Valencia) although that was almost a decade ago. As with Nishikori, going with Stan in 3!
 
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Red Rick

Talk Tennis Guru
Monfils was exhausted yesterday. I just have such trouble seeing how he could beat Wawrinka.

Factor in Guru's absymal finals record and the smart money should pour in on Wawrinka.
 

mike danny

Bionic Poster
I don't know who to root for. I want Stan to get back on track and play at an elite level again, but I also want Monfils to win a final as well.
 

flyingboris

Hall of Fame
Stan hitting lots of shots just an inch wide or long. His UE count for set 1 will be pretty high, but many of these were not wild misses. If he manages to fine tune his shots a bit I could see a comeback.
 

flyingboris

Hall of Fame
I really wish I had taken a screenshot of that get by Stan in the first game of the second. He was facing backward, was almost at the boards at the back of the court, and hit a well placed no look lob cross-court. Class! :D
 

flyingboris

Hall of Fame
Monfils blowing off some steam with that forehand :)

Meanwhile, Stan up 3-0 in the second. Monfils' level is dropping a bit, and Stan has decided to hit his shots inside the court. Smart move.
 

flyingboris

Hall of Fame
I don't know what Gael is doing there.. :eek: I guess if you gotta relieve some tension, draping a towel over it is the polite thing to do.
 

flyingboris

Hall of Fame
Back-to-back inch perfect BH DTL by Monfils and by Stan.

BOOM! Stan takes the second. Let's see which Monfils shows up in set 3.
 
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