MONTE-CARLO Rolex Masters - 2010 ATP 1000 - Discussion Thread

Who will add the champion's 1,000 points to his ranking?

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Hall of Fame
Well, keep in mind that Monte Carlo is 6 hours ahead of EST (Eastern Standard Time). The Ferrer-Nadal match actually begins in Monte Carlo time at 1:30pm. Thus, the match begins in EST at 7:30am.

Then Djokovic/Verdasco takes place afterwards, presumably no earlier than 1.5 hours after 7:30am...thus, 9am EST or thereabouts.

See ya'll at 7:30am EST!!! VAMOS

Thanks for the correction. Hopefully I didn't screw anyone over.

Love Game

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RESULTS -- Friday, 16 April 2010

Singles - Quarter-finals
[1] N Djokovic (SRB) d D Nalbandian (ARG) 62 63
[2] R Nadal (ESP) d [9] J Ferrero (ESP) 64 62
[6] F Verdasco (ESP) d A Montanes (ESP) 63 67(4) 60
[11] D Ferrer (ESP) d P Kohlschreiber (GER) 75 76(1)

Doubles - Quarter-finals
[1] D Nestor (CAN) / N Zimonjic (SRB) d [8] M Knowles (BAH) / B Soares (BRA) 62 67(4) 10-6
[5] M Bhupathi (IND) / M Mirnyi (BLR) d [2] B Bryan (USA) / M Bryan (USA) 36 63 11-9
[4] W Moodie (RSA) / D Norman (BEL) d [6] L Kubot (POL) / O Marach (AUT) 26 64 10-4
[7] S Aspelin (SWE) / P Hanley (AUS) d D Ferrer (ESP) / M Lopez (ESP) 76(2) 63



COURT CENTRAL start 11:30 am
[7] S Aspelin (SWE) / P Hanley (AUS) vs [5] M Bhupathi (IND) / M Mirnyi (BLR)
Not Before 1:30 PM
[11] D Ferrer (ESP) vs [2] R Nadal (ESP)
[1] N Djokovic (SRB) vs [6] F Verdasco (ESP)
[1] D Nestor (CAN) / N Zimonjic (SRB) vs [4] W Moodie (RSA) / D Norman (BEL)



I think it's going to be an interesting match tomorrow for nadal. Ferrer if he plays well can test nadal's fitness on this surface. They are both grinders, there is a possibility that points could get long; if that happens we are going to see if he is going to look winded like he did in that 3rd set vs. kohnschreiber at the australian open. I am looking forward to this match.


Bionic Poster
hmm, expected SFs I'd say ... probably be another nadal-djoker clay final

looks like nalby needs some more practice , but QF is not such a bad result ..

Love Game

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Thank you, LG.
Gosh, the board has been a bright red and yellow these past couple of days. :-D

Hi, rue! :)

Those Super Spaniards really are something on clay: 5 of the 8 quarterfinalists, now 3 of the semifinalists ... quite an achievement of which to be proud!

Sadly, the only Americans Bryan Brothers have been excused, along with my also faves Kubot/Marach. Interesting that the doubles quarterfinalists pick up 16,300 euros and 180 ranking points per team, while Nalbandian who goes out in the singles quarterfinals picks up 53,000 euros and 180 ranking points! :)


Bionic Poster
Nadal vs Ferrer starting :)

Looks like there may be a rain delay before the match starts... :?


Bionic Poster
Nadal is playing with a lot of confidence and really going for his shots... if him and Novak make the final, Rafa has got to play like this.


Bionic Poster
Another 19 shot rally

3-1 Nadal

A couple net approaches already :)
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Nadal looking very much his past self, in shot making and on court strategy. Good to have him back, it should be interesting if he crosses with Fed, Djoker, Soderling or DelPo.


Hall of Fame
I cannot describe my agitation with Ferrer, he has the upper hand in many rallies but always find a way to squander them... Spanish players folding to Nadal, it doesn't get old.


Hall of Fame
Just playing rallies from the back of the court is not a good strategy to beat Nadal.Unfortunately Ferrer is not a good net player and doesn`t have a power serve to get Nadal in big trouble.


Bionic Poster
When Nadal's forehand up the line is on, there's nothing like it!!!!

That's what kills his opponents... the FH up the line as it seems they aren't expecting it. It seems to catch many opponents with their pants down.


LOL FERRER WILL NEED SOME EXTRA BOTTLES, he is exhausted like hell :D

go nadal destroy him, nadal looks like he is from the future when compared to ferrer



Bionic Poster
Man..Ferrer is so flat, like he surrendered before match started..

I disagree. These guys have had at least 4 rallies of 20+ shots. Both are striking the ball well.

Triple set point for Nadal

Love game hold for 6-2 Nadal


I look at Nadal, how fit he is and how amazing he's playing and I feel like I should get my butt outside today and go run or