Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by flymeng, Jun 2, 2006.
Who will win? Blake in 4 sets. Come on!!! :mrgreen:
Monfils has played horribly so far(going 5 sets with a 35 year old journeyman who only has a serve?)
And he has done dismally in slams historically.
The pressure with the French fans will be enormous & he will falter.
Blake in straights.
Also, I think this is the 1st meeting between 2 black players at a slam since Agenor-Noah at the 1990 Australian.
Should be a good one.I will say Blake in 3 sets.
Blake in 3 sets, maybe 4 !
Blake in 3! I'm getting excited for Blake. If he beats Monfils I think he has a good chance in the R16 againt Haas or Djokovic and then it's off to the QF's to face.....Nadal!
Blake 3-0 or 3-1. The crowd will be behind Monfils.
Prediction: Blake will win in straight sets. Ah, but not before Monfils makes a fool out of himself, dancing and kicking himself on the chest.
i think this one could go to 5 sets...
who will win? no idea.
i wouldnt be writing the kid off so soon...
Kicking himself on the chest? Dang, that's flexible!
That's what he has planned for that match, don't miss it
James has been in excellent form recently. His win against Almagro will give him tons of confidence going into this match. No chance for plucky Gael. Monf is tons of fun though, he'll be around.
In the words of the wise Clubber Lang: "PAIN"
Blake in 3 sets. 6-2, 6-4, 7-5
Blake will definately win against Monfils. Monfils is playing very badly in this tornament. He almost gave up in the first round. Blake is on fire.
Certainly I see Blake taking Monfils....but "on fire"? I'm not seeing that yet. The much hyped clay courter, Alamgros, didn't show up today.
Am I the only one on the boards that can't stand James Blake?
Can't stand James Blake???!!! Haha What's not to like?
Blake in 4........Monfils isn't consistent enough to rally.
If Blake hits like he did in his last match, it would take Roger Federer to stop him. Even Nadal would have a lot of trouble. Monfils is going down in 3, maybe 4.
Go James! I have to say I like this guy more every time I see him play. The only thing I don't like is his shiny head. I think he looked better with hair.
Must be a nadal fan.
Haha westside....i think someone is feeling a little threatened after Blakes form against Amalgro.
should be a fantastic match.... thinking blake in 4.
monfils then haas then nadal. I'm going to go out on a limb and say blake by trifecta :mrgreen: He's never lost to any of these guys.
I watched some of the Monfils-Murray match. Then I watched some of the Blake-Almagro match. It sure looked like two totally different levels of tennis. Monfils just likes to keep the ball in play with loopy balls, just the kind of ball that Blake likes. Blake and Almagro were both flat-out crushing the ball.
Please don't allow this kid to pound his chest again.
Monfils really just flicks the ball with his wrist and forearm. He's like Roddick without the power. Blake said that Monfils' major strength is his speed and his ability to get to every ball. Well, if Blake is hitting 80 mph forehands, there's not much Monfils can do.
What's not to like.
If James Blake was so unlikeable, why did his high school name the school's courts after him this year. James (Even on the comeback trail) visited schools and youth tennis programs to promote the game. When he's asked to show up for a benefit or Arthur Ashe Kid's Day at the US Open, he is always there giving back to the community. You may not like his game, but he is always giving back to the game!
Blake in 3. Monfils just played two tough five setters, so hes too tired to play a good match. Plus, Monfils cheats and doesn't have as much skill as Blake. I believe the cheater wont win anymore titles than the Juniors in the next 3 years.
What chest!? :mrgreen:
It might not even be entirely Blake's fault why I don't like him, but thats the way it goes. He seems like a nice guy off the court and all, but I'm just sick of seeing him. I'm sick of hearing the story about his last 2 years, I'm sick of the constant coverage of his matches just because America is desperate to claim someone as a serious challenger now that Roddick sucks. And I'll probably get crap for this, but I think he just walks around the court like he owns it, and its really annoying.
For instance, at the end of the 2nd set today, his gesture to end the match on HIS terms due to poor lighting was just annoying. I mean go ask the umpire and talk with your opponent first, instead of just acting like everyone should do what you want, give a sign that your done, and put your racquet in your bag without an official word. ANNOYING
It looks like your prediction will be right based on the first 2 sets. If Blake had not survived that 2nd set it may not have even gotten that far.
Monfils will lose this match.I notice that Monfils does alot of huffing and puffing, does this kid even have a physical trainer?Also he stays back too much, James needs to come foward.
Yeah, can't stand him either. Even before the Nadal thing. Something about him. Even when he played Hewitt, I didn't like Hewitt but I still pulled for him against Blake.
I agree on that. I didn't like him before Nadal was even playing on the tour. He does have a whiny attitude on the court. I remember when he played the croatians in DC. He was whining about every close call, doing the Michael Chang. For all the praise he gets, he still has accomplished nothing. He's a good American fast hardcourt player. What he's doing now, he's only in the 3rd Round. If he loses tomorrow against Monfils, he hasn't reached a QF of any slam except the US Open. All this talk and he's 26 too.
^ yes you are
Ha, there are some funny usernames here HyperHorse, Ace of Hearts, Count Grishnackh, Moose Malloy, sorry couldnt help but notice.
How about Throatwobbler Mangrove?
I like that one.
Haha, and the ones who agreed with him too!
Best post so far Tennis Is Fun!
if you like someone like monfils and not james blake then i dont know what that says about your personality. blake is a class act and monfils is a punk...
Monfils is the "type" of guy that I would dream of bashing on the court, putting him in his place! Like you said Miles, he's a "punk".
Blake is an awesome guy with a great game and I hope he gets this win. I also see Monfils as just another punk kid. I haven't seen too much of his game, but what I have seen does not impress me that much, especially compared to Blake's game.
I guess "a lot" of people can sniff out a "punk"!
Ending the match to his terms? If the umpire didn't want to, he wouldn't agree to so who gives?
And by the first part, I guess you just can't come to terms with the fact that a guy like that is better at tennis than you. Grow up.
Yes agreed. "Holler". . . wait, I meant: "holla".
James is very fortunate to be 1 set apiece.He had some momentum after that second set tie-breaker, lets see if he comes out on fire.
I think James was starting to figure him out. I would definitely continue to attack the net if I were Blake; push that punk far back off the court and smash away!
I'm saying that James was not courteous in the least when going about this.....everything he did was just to persuade the umpire to call the match. Not that Monfils seemed to care the match was suspended seeing how he just lost the 2nd set, I just found it rather annoying. James Blake thinks he is the ****, he acts like it, and I'm tired of it.
And no, I can come to terms that he is better than me at tennis. Everyone on the tour is better than me at tennis, what's your point? I watch as a spectator, and I am annoyed that as an American, players like Blake and Roddick are cocky, arrogant, and utterly annoying.
WTF? When has Blake ever been cocky and arrogant. He's the exact opposite of that.
I swear, there are the most ridiculous people on this board that love to believe in the complete opposite of what is true. I will never understand it.
Roddick is arrogant? Sorry buddy, but you just lost every ounce of credibility that you might've had. Roddick is one of the most humble people on the tour.
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