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Flying High

Posted by gauloises1 on November 16, 2009

Novak Djokovic destroyed Rafael Nadal in the semifinals and then outlasted Gael Monfils to take the Paris Masters trophy.

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I mean, he beat Nadal 62 63 and then played a set and a half of quite brilliant tennis against La Monf, leading 62 30. The local hope took advantage of a few lapses on Nole’s part to fight back and take the second set 75, which ignited the crowd, and the third set was a tense affair with multiple breaks. La Monf showed fantastic fight and did himself properly proud in his first Masters final.

gael monfils celebrates

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gael monfils

But today was all about Nole, and even when it went to a third-set tiebreak I didn’t honestly feel like he was going to lose. And so it proved, as he took the tiebreak 7-3 for the victory.

novak djokovic in action

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Nole came into this tournament in the strongest form out of all the top players, and he’s leaving it as the favourite for London. And he finally has a Masters title after four finals.

novak djokovic trophy

And his hair looks amazing.

6 Responses to “Flying High”

  1. irefusetotellyou said

    Pump up the jam … pump it up.

    , I say to Nole.

  2. harini said

    Good on Nole!
    I can’t believe this is Gael’s first Masters final. But I guess he hasn’t really had a chance the last couple years, thanks to the Big Four dominating for the most part. I’m glad he got to the final and looks like he gave a great fight!

    But yay Nole!

  3. Jenni said

    Gael lost me when he got snippy with Roly-Poly, and then the crowd started booing. You don’t boo Carlos Bernardes, people. It’s just not right.

  4. neil in toronto said

    Meh, Gael lost me with the incessant crowd direction. They’re going to cheer you on ANYWAYS, so no need to rile em up yourself. Glad Nole won! Them boys better be ready for him in London. Is it me, or has he beefed up in the chesticles??

  5. jaguar said

    Who cares about his hair? The girl behind him looks gorgeous…

  6. Aleksa said

    Shiny kitten-soft hair. Suddenly, I have an urge to purr.

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