The obvious pick would be to go with Monfils over Gulbis. The smart pick would be to go with Monfils over Gulbis, but I'm going to go in another direction. I think Gulbis has too much for Monfils, especially on the clay. The way to beat Gulbis here is to loop him and tire him out the way Nadal finally did in Rome. You can't go through Gulbis the way Monfils will try because even with the Frenchman's great speed, he's mostly a straight hitter who doesn't drop shot or come into net much. So I like Gulbis.

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