Gaël Monfils has a habit of pulling off wild trick shots during games. In his first round victory over Giles Muller at the US Open, he was forced to try a rather ostentatious return after Muller spiked a soft lob into the ground. Monfils could have watched it go, or perhaps even tried to hit it from the ground, but…
The French Open Kids' Day featured tennis players Gael Monfils and Laurent Lokoli stealing the show for a few minutes. It was an old-fashioned dance-off, with the clay court as the stage.
Gael Monfils, reigning king of the generally useless trick shot, let a lob slip between his legs, spun around and whacked a bizarre overhead return back to Tommy Haas in Halle today. In typical Monfils fashion, he'd lose the point and the match.
Monfils and Juan Carlos Ferrero are currently deadlocked in the second round at the U.S. Open. Ferrero took the first set, 7-6 (5), Monfils took the second at 7-5, and Ferrero is up 6-5 in the third. Monfils, though, got the psychological (and bullshit) advantage with this trick shot early on.
Gael Monfils beat Grigor Dimitrov in the opening round of the US Open last night, 7-6 (4), 6-3, 6-4, and then met at the net for the most awkward kiss since middle school. (Although it is certainly possible that it only seems that way to unsophisticated Americans like us.)
Reporting that Rafael Nadal won a match on a clay surface is a lot like reporting that the Mets lost a game, so we needed another angle on his 6-2, 6-2 win over Gael Monfils in the Barcelona Open quarterfinals today. Luckily, the cameras on hand for the match captured that angle for us. In the incredible career that…