The vibrant French tennis star, known for his on-court antics,
was at it again Friday at the Gerry Weber Open, giving this trick
shot a try in his match against Tommy Haas:
We would call the gratuitous display showboating, but as you can
see, Monfils lost the point. And the match, in three sets.
Monfils, once a top 10 player, battled injuries at the end of
2012 and has slipped to No. 67 in the world.
Why the casual air? Well, the Gerry Weber Open is a tune-up in
the short grass-court season for Wimbledon, which starts June 24.
But Monfils pulled out of Wimbledon on Wednesday, citing
mysterious personal reasons, probably reducing the incentive to
refine his game on the surface.