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Today 08:42 PM
Nightcrawl3r
Re: The Amazing and Remarkable Monica Niculescu (Cheering Thread)

I think it's a good draw in singles , but it also depends on the qualifier she draws. She'll play on Sunday and it would be better for her to (although very unlikely) be scheduled on one of the first 3 courts. Doubles will be tomorrow and that's good.
Today 08:38 PM
Not A Fan
Re: The Amazing and Remarkable Monica Niculescu (Cheering Thread)

Complicated draw in Madrid... there are some good clay players in qualies and after R1 potentially Ivanovic and Azarenka Also Santina waiting in R2 in dubs Anyway, good luck and let's hope for some good matches


Mutua Madrid Open
Singles Main Draw


(4)Victoria Azarenka (BLR) vs Laura Robson (GBR)
Alize Cornet (FRA) vs (wc)Paula Badosa Gibert (ESP)
Q vs Monica Niculescu (ROU)
Q vs (14)Ana Ivanovic (SRB)

Doubles Draw
(1)Hingis/Mirza v BYE
Begu/Niculescu v Chuang/Jurak
Medina Garrigues/Parra Santonja v (wc)Badosa Gibert/Martinez Sanchez
Bondarenko/Savchuk v (6)Hlavackova/Hradecka
Apr 23rd, 2016 06:40 PM
Nightcrawl3r
Re: The Amazing and Remarkable Monica Niculescu (Cheering Thread)

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Monica Niculescu was invited again after almost 4 years to do a "Bag check" for Tennis Channel . Like the first one, this one is a very funny video as well . Enjoy !

Apr 22nd, 2016 05:57 PM
soimu
Re: The Amazing and Remarkable Monica Niculescu (Cheering Thread)

Monica played very good for the first 2 sets.
I think she had a good chance to keep Petra disorientated and win in two routine sets. Not counting the MPs that came later.
At 1-0 with break 2nd set she hit 2 „easy” for her standard UE. After Petra got the break back she started to gear up and the 2nd set was top quality from both.
Anyway Monica looks good for this year's clay season.
Apr 21st, 2016 10:58 PM
Not A Fan
Re: The Amazing and Remarkable Monica Niculescu (Cheering Thread)

It's not only the missed MP's but also the total collapse that always follows in third set, always the same story
And even if you look at her statements after the match, she basically confirmed mentally she can't recover from missing MP's and keeps thinking about that. That's why I said I don't understand the answer she gave in Cluj, ok maybe she doesn't need to work with a psychologist but still we're not in like the 50's anymore, the stigma attached should be long gone... and look at other players, like Begu who says all the time how much having a psychologist in her team helped her

“I was thinking too much, yes. Because with [Andrea] Petkovic I had two match points and I was thinking now in the match [to] play different, play better. Maybe they will stay, because in the third set they stayed and I was thinking every time what I should do, you know. Instead of going on and playing the third set 0-0 from the beginning I was thinking. Also when I had the match point, I was thinking about the match point with Petkovic. So, maybe this I can improve.”
Apr 21st, 2016 09:32 PM
ioana_sk8r
Re: The Amazing and Remarkable Monica Niculescu (Cheering Thread)

She should have said something like "this is the best time to bring it up?" instead. I agree timing was questionable at best, but that doesn't change the fact she has trouble closing out matches. Whether or not they're all mental, that's a whole different conversation. Hopefully she can have it with her coach or family, instead of reporters trying to stir up sh!t because it would be worthwhile, IMO
Apr 21st, 2016 06:44 PM
Nightcrawl3r
Re: The Amazing and Remarkable Monica Niculescu (Cheering Thread)

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Originally Posted by ioana_sk8r View Post
fileu partinitor
Moni should look at coming so close as a big plus, but I agree her refusal to even consider working with a sports psychologist is to say the least
Yeah, maybe it's a little weird (the considering part) but the offended look and ironic giggle that Not A Fan referred to, those were called for, cause that was an idiot and with an idiotic question with no realistic basis (the way he formulated and completed it), in an uncalled for moment.

You should read this http://www.treizecizero.ro/news/le-f...pentru-romania
Apr 21st, 2016 03:44 PM
ioana_sk8r
Re: The Amazing and Remarkable Monica Niculescu (Cheering Thread)

fileu partinitor
Moni should look at coming so close as a big plus, but I agree her refusal to even consider working with a sports psychologist is to say the least
Apr 21st, 2016 02:12 PM
Not A Fan
Re: The Amazing and Remarkable Monica Niculescu (Cheering Thread)

Yup... she did it again I think it's the second time she loses back-to-back matches where she held MP's

Sure she can blame the netcord and whatever, but really it happens so much it can't be treated like a coincidence any more. Take that press conference after the Petkovic match for example, when they asked her "Do you consider working with a psychologist?", her answer that almost offended look and "No, no, I don't need it"... it's very much what a person that does need it would say
Apr 21st, 2016 01:54 PM
Nightcrawl3r
Re: The Amazing and Remarkable Monica Niculescu (Cheering Thread)

Is she cursed ? Missed 3 MPs vs. Kvitova (the first one being "saved" by the Czech with that f*cking net, by 2-3mm) ......

Hope this will not affect her season, which was starting to go very well, even on clay ... Why ?


Next : Madrid. A decent draw there please.
Apr 20th, 2016 05:03 PM
ioana_sk8r
Re: The Amazing and Remarkable Monica Niculescu (Cheering Thread)

Ciorbagiu aging overnight after that Fed Cup loss, I see. Did Halep's father similarly reverse the aging process to match this
Nice to see the fanclub growing
Apr 20th, 2016 04:06 PM
Not A Fan
Re: The Amazing and Remarkable Monica Niculescu (Cheering Thread)

Solid stuff today from Monica Way too crafty for Garcia to handle

Will play Kvitova the czech lefty with a big heart tomorrow... should be another fun match

Also... apparently she has a new coach and a cheerleading squad



Apr 20th, 2016 03:39 PM
ioana_sk8r
Re: The Amazing and Remarkable Monica Niculescu (Cheering Thread)

62 62 against Caro
Apr 19th, 2016 07:36 PM
Nightcrawl3r
Re: The Amazing and Remarkable Monica Niculescu (Cheering Thread)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ioana_sk8r View Post
Do we get a live stream for her R1 match against Garcia tomorrow?
Yes. There will be.
Apr 19th, 2016 07:12 PM
ioana_sk8r
Re: The Amazing and Remarkable Monica Niculescu (Cheering Thread)

Do we get a live stream for her R1 match against Garcia tomorrow?
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