What can you say about Gael Monfils that hasn’t already been said? The oft-entertaining Monfils did it again today in Halle. During a 3-set loss to Tommy Haas, Monfils executed this trick shot while Haas was serving for the second set.
Monfils let a Haas lob bounce between his legs then hit a reverse smash which did land in the court.
“No way, I cannot believe I just saw that on the ATP Tour,” a stunned TV announcer said. “How seriously is he taking this match.”
Of course Monfils lost the point and eventually lost the match in three sets.
Added Haas on Gael’s questionable shot, “I don’t know if that’s lack of respect. I think he’s more of an entertainer in that sense and he wanted to do something entertaining for the crowd as well and maybe see if he can win that point that way. If he hit the smash well he still could have won the point, especially on grass he’s in control of the point. I don’t think necessarily it’s lack of respect. You saw the crowd sort of really enjoyed it.”
Here’s Gael’s latest entry for the 2013 Shot of the Year:
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