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Today 12:23 AM
Nightcrawl3r
Re: The Amazing and Remarkable Monica Niculescu (Cheering Thread)

Monica was on fire today, in comparison to yesterday when she didn't step it up. Doubles Top 20 and another P5 final .


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Originally Posted by Not A Fan View Post
Monica also gave an interview after the dubs QF yesterday, a bit worrying she talked about playing Cinci and didn't mention the Olympics. Just hope she isn't planning on skipping. Not only just for the experience but the way she's been playing, who knows maybe she can pull off an upset in dubs and mixed there. I'm gonna be really sad if she won't play
That's what I also discovered 20 minutes ago , sustained by the maybe a little earlier than expected withdrawal from Florianopolis, even if it was hard to get there.

Olympics is not a WTA tournament, but still, not mentioning and the Florianopolis thing worry me too .
Today 12:05 AM
Not A Fan
Re: The Amazing and Remarkable Monica Niculescu (Cheering Thread)

Amazing

Monica also gave an interview after the dubs QF yesterday, a bit worrying she talked about playing Cinci and didn't mention the Olympics. Just hope she isn't planning on skipping. Not only just for the experience but the way she's been playing, who knows maybe she can pull off an upset in dubs and mixed there. I'm gonna be really sad if she won't play

Yesterday 10:01 PM
0Emmanuel
Re: The Amazing and Remarkable Monica Niculescu (Cheering Thread)

They made it to the doubles final!
Moni was on fire in the first set, then faded pretty badly in the second.
But at 3-6 in the MTB both Moni and Simona decided to rise to the occasion and took it in pretty epic fashion, winning the last 7 points in a row.
Yesterday 12:38 PM
Not A Fan
Re: The Amazing and Remarkable Monica Niculescu (Cheering Thread)

Was very similar to the one against Kerber in Linz. This is the point: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRZD6Q9TUY8




Also the amazed reaction from Simona and the people behind her in the stands

Yesterday 10:32 AM
simostorm
Re: The Amazing and Remarkable Monica Niculescu (Cheering Thread)

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.... and that magic trick, her trademark backspin shot that bounces back over the net
I wish we could see a video of it somewhere opss.. I must read all posts before posting
Yesterday 08:22 AM
0Emmanuel
Re: The Amazing and Remarkable Monica Niculescu (Cheering Thread)

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Yes, Simona carried the team today from the baseline, she was very, very good

Monica seemed totally nervous for some reason. She did however step up in the MTB. Btw. it was never 3-7... it was 3-6* and Monica won three of the next 4 points without Halep getting to touch the ball to get it to 6-7*

At least she made two great points, the MP.... and that magic trick, her trademark backspin shot that bounces back over the net
Oooooh, is there a video of that somewhere?
Jul 29th, 2016 11:14 PM
Not A Fan
Re: The Amazing and Remarkable Monica Niculescu (Cheering Thread)



https://twitter.com/tumcarayol/statu...62194479222784
Jul 29th, 2016 10:36 PM
Not A Fan
Re: The Amazing and Remarkable Monica Niculescu (Cheering Thread)

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She was the weaker link today.
Yes, Simona carried the team today from the baseline, she was very, very good

Monica seemed totally nervous for some reason. She did however step up in the MTB. Btw. it was never 3-7... it was 3-6* and Monica won three of the next 4 points without Halep getting to touch the ball to get it to 6-7*

At least she made two great points, the MP.... and that magic trick, her trademark backspin shot that bounces back over the net
Jul 29th, 2016 10:11 PM
Nightcrawl3r
Re: The Amazing and Remarkable Monica Niculescu (Cheering Thread)

What match and how nervous I was .

Halep / Niculescu def. (2) Garcia / Mladenovic 6-4 3-6 10-8 to make the SF.

Came back from 3-6* and **4-7 to win it 10-8 .


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Shot of the tournament... shot of the year... exaggerating much?

... Monica has good results with basically anyone:

Of course of the year it's exaggerated, though it paid off in terms of views .

In terms of the tournament, not so much. Definitely in Top 3 (at least) shots of Montreal 2016 Women's Doubles competion.


For Part 2: She was the weaker link today.


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Is Moni going to make it in the top 20 for doubles after today's QF win? Fingers crossed
Klepac and Srebotnik are still in the draw so nothing secured yet. We'll see. Fingers crossed as well .


Coming back to singles, she withdrew some hours ago from Florianopolis. I just hope it's not a clue that she might skip the Olympics where she said she'll most probably go, regardless of Zika.
Jul 29th, 2016 09:52 PM
ioana_sk8r
Re: The Amazing and Remarkable Monica Niculescu (Cheering Thread)

Is Moni going to make it in the top 20 for doubles after today's QF win? Fingers crossed
Jul 28th, 2016 10:07 AM
Not A Fan
Re: The Amazing and Remarkable Monica Niculescu (Cheering Thread)

Shot of the tournament... shot of the year... exaggerating much?

They make a pretty good team in any case, it was funny how Simona was asking Monica where to stand on the court I think it's very impressive how Monica has good results with basically anyone she plays with. Only this year where she was injured for a long while and the slams so far were compromised, she has a title with Vania, another title with Wickmayer, a PM semi with Gasparyan, a P5 semi with Begu and now at least a P5 QF with Halep
Jul 28th, 2016 04:32 AM
Nightcrawl3r
Re: The Amazing and Remarkable Monica Niculescu (Cheering Thread)

https://twitter.com/danielradutenis/...18957871595520

Jul 27th, 2016 06:29 PM
Nightcrawl3r
Re: The Amazing and Remarkable Monica Niculescu (Cheering Thread)

Played very good in a big part of the 2nd set vs. Radwanska, hitting also 18 winners in that set . Very unlucky to not take the 2nd set.

Hoping that the unnecessary stretch in the 1st set for that smash didn't hurt her back more than it is already ...
Jul 27th, 2016 02:47 AM
ioana_sk8r
Re: The Amazing and Remarkable Monica Niculescu (Cheering Thread)

Moni's slice . Ostapenko has this hop and pout move down to an art, doesn't she
Jul 27th, 2016 12:09 AM
Not A Fan
Re: The Amazing and Remarkable Monica Niculescu (Cheering Thread)

Not the best match but great fighting from Monica Would have preferred basically anybody in the draw for R2 (except Stosur obviously) but hopefully Monica remembers their last meeting and all the mistakes she did trying to hit through Aga.

Love it when Moni's "slice gone wrong" ends up being an unbelievable winner



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