We’re no expert, but perhaps that’s not the best way to try and beat Rafael Nadal. And alas, Gael Monfils (seen above) was defeated by the world number 1 at the Rakuten Open tennis tournament in Tokyo, Japan.
Rafa won the match 6-1, 7-5, but not before Monfils did what he does best – put on [...]
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A spectacle is what you can be sure you’ll see when you’re watching a Gael Monfils match. With a spot in the US Open Semifinals on the line, today’s match against Serbia’s Novak Djokovic was nothing less. The shot-making abilities of the Frenchman are unmatchable, and always enjoyable to watch. Case in point: The Tweener. [...]
“This gave me a lot of confidence. It’s great to raise the level of performance towards the end of the tournament. It’s been a great couple of years for me in New York so hopefully I can go on.” – Novak Djokovic, after defeating American Mardy Fish 6-3, 6-4, 6-1.
“He certainly had the advantage. I haven’t [...]
The weekend started with six, but with losses by Arnaud Clement (to Mardy Fish) and Paul-Henri Mathieu (to Roger Federer), we are down to four Frenchmen in the men’s singles draw.
Our favorite to make it to the quarterfinals is not new father Gilles Simon (who faces Rafael Nadal this afternoon) or Michael Llodra (although maybe [...]
Some of our favorite photos from Day 6 at the U.S. Open will be appearing in coming posts, so for our photographic summary of the day, we thought we’d give you a slightly different kind of “serving” than you’re probably used to …
… That’s right, all shots of players serving!
Janko Tipsarevic (above), slayer of Andy [...]
Today we visited the grounds of the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center to take in some Qualifying rounds (in person!) and pros’ practice session. First thing we did upon entering was go to Louis Armstrong Stadium. What seemed like a buzz in the air turned out to be the biggest crowd we’ve ever seen [...]
Spain’s Nicolas Almagro defeated defending champion Robin Soderling 7-5, 3-6, 6-2 to win the Swedish Open in Bastad on clay. Almagro, a clay-court specialist, now has his sixth career title.
Hungary’s Agnes Szavay defeated Barbora Zahlavova Strycova 6-2, 1-6, 6-2 in the ECM Prague Open final in Prague, Czech Republic.
Estonia’s Kaia Kanepi defeated Italy’s Flavia Pennetta [...]
Known for their relaxed way of life, California boys Bob and Mike Bryan are wearing the K-Swiss Boardshorts (pictured above), which retail for $48 on kswiss.com.
New face to the K-Swiss family, Gael Monfils is wearing the Signature Crew (pictured above), which retails for $50 at kswiss.com.
(Photos from Getty Images)
Most Surprising Upsets of the Day: Fabio Fognini vs. Gael Monfils (13), 2-6, 4-6, 7-5, 6-4, 9-7. Fognini, currently ranked 92 in the world, eked out a win against Monfils to make it to the third round of a Grand Slam for the first time in his career.
Least Surprising Outcome of the Day: Alisa Kleybanova [...]