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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 instead he took to the sky and hit it back, kicking the on-court clock to death in the process.

Here’s what it looked like after he got through with it.

Monfils actually won the first set with a similar smash.