Gail Monfils showed in the first singles against Janko Tipsarevic that he is a better and more predictable player with a captain/coach to talk to during changeovers. He won in three sets and the first match on sunday between him and Novak Djokovic could go the same way. Even though I have to say Novak was also very impressive in his straight set win over Gilles Simon who clearly just need to learn how to play tennis inside his own serviceline, volley ,halfvolley ,overheads, how to follow his approachshot ,if he spends two hours/day for a month he’ll be back in the top 10 soon, the question is how did he get to #6 in 2008-2009 without knowing that essential part of the game? Simon will be tough to beat in a fifth deciding rubber if Guy Forget dares to keep him as a singlesplayer the last day, especially if Michael Llodra and Arnaud Clement wins the doubles which is about to start in 2 hours.

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