Zverev Moves On, Coric Knocked Out

ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament, Netherlands [CR41] Vasek Pospisil (CAN) vs. [CR70] Alexander Zverev (GER) This match featured a rising teenage star and had a positive result for the teenager.  Zverev stunned Pospisil 7-5, 6-2.  His excellent performance last week in Montpellier is paying dividends this week and it showed as he patiently constructed his…

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Paire Survives Monfils’ Antics

BNP Paribas Masters, Paris [CR20] Gael Monfils (FRA) vs. [CR23] Benoit Paire (FRA) Monfils is well-known for his on court antics, rarely does a match occur without some demonstration from him.  He is flying high, faking out his opponents with no-look shots, and/or sliding and pulling a muscle resulting in injury and retirement from the match. …

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Six Reasons I am Glad Simon Won

THE CHAMPIONSHIPS, WIMBLEDON [CR13] Gilles Simon (FRA) vs. [CR18] Gael Monfils (FRA) As much as I admire the tennis talent and entertainment skills of Monfils, I am glad that his friend and countryman won and gets to play in the round of 16 on Monday. SIX REASONS WHY SIMON GETS MY VOTE 1. He will fight to win the…

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Federer vs. Monfils, to be continued….

ROLAND GARROS, Paris [CR2] Roger Federer (SUI) vs. [CR14] Gael Monfils (FRA) It was one of the matches that everyone wanted to see.  Many waited with bated breath in anticipation of which Monfils would show up today.  Sadly, Monfils did not show up until the second set.  His performance was lacking on every front, a matter…

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It takes more than talent

Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters, Monaco Men’s Semifinals: [CR8] Tomas Berdych (CZE) vs. [CR18] Gael Monfils (FRA) Monfils never showed up for the match to make it worth watching.  He conceded defeat even before he stepped on court and basically just went through the motions.  There was no conviction in his shots and he never committed to fighting for the match. …

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Is Monfils finally committed?

Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters, Monaco [CR11] Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) vs. [CR18] Gael Monfils (FRA) Monfils has been playing brilliant tennis, something that we knew he was capable of; yet, he has been unable to do consistently in tournaments.  This tournament seems to have awakened the desire in him to stay focused and committed to playing quality…

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