They talked about her 2 GS wins on french eurosport with Henri Leconte and Patrick Mouratoglou. They said how much Amélie was pissed off and frustrated about her AO win. She didn't had the opportunity to get match point and win the match from start to finish. For her really, her first real GS win was Wimbledon.
They also talked about Gael Monfils defeat and his game in general. His game style, which is kind of similar to Andy's in terms of defensive position, waiting for the other one to make a mistake, playing cat and mouse (as said earlier), doesn't fit anymore.
Because more and more players tend to be aggressives, go for their shot and especially perform net approach more often. Not in a vintage-edberg way but much more often than 2 or 3 years ago. So the partnership with Amelie and her game style is to me more than relevant.
Nikko, it is interesting that this is emerging now, and Loic Courteau was quoted as saying something similar in a recent BBC article, when back in 2006 when Amelie was repeatedly asked by the press about Henin's retirement, she only said that she was disappointed not to have played match point but that didn't diminish the win for her. A lot of the journalists were pissed off on her behalf, and when she won Wimbledon it was reported at the time that it was the only time anyone can remember the reporters in the press box bursting into spontaneous applause. The thing that really stands out for me from that AO match was that after Henin had retired she was sat in her seat looking dejected and Amelie was sat in her seat wondering how much she was allowed to smile and enjoy the win, then all of a sudden she got up and walked over to Henin and sat next to her - a gesture totally indicative of the gentle, kind, sensitive, part of her which so many said would prevent her from winning the big prizes.
The thing that really bugged me last year was that it seemed all the critics/commentators/pundits etc seemed to have forgotten how Amelie played. Someone recently posted the round robin match between Amelie and Henin in the 2006 YEC on DailyMotion. When summing up the two players the poster said that for them the almost unique thing about Amelie was that she was a counter-puncher and puncher rolled into one. That she understood about defence, but also the importance and benefit of a well timed attack.
After her retirement from playing, Geoff MacDonald wrote this about her on the New York Times tennis blog Straight Sets in January 2010:
"The tennis world will miss Amelie Mauresmo. Along with Henin, she played with style and tactical variety, something that is sometimes lacking in today’s women’s game. As several Straight Sets readers have commented, there is a one-dimensionality to some of today’s players. There is a lack of defensive skills and a tendency to go for a winner rather than hitting a neutralizing shot. Mauresmo could defend and neutralize very well, patiently waiting for the right ball to attack. Four years ago in Melbourne, she made perfect decisions on what shot to play, and it was a pleasure to see the game played so well."