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Photo Of The Day: Ace Of Coeurs

French Davis Cup team member Gael Monfils had a little fun at practice today in Belgrade, Serbia. Team France takes on Serbia this weekend (starting Friday). It seems Gael has an affinity for the Ace of Hearts. I do believe I even see it tattooed on his right arm. Well, Aces are good for tennis! […]

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Reflections: And Then There Were Deux

First semifinal of the day at the BNP Paribas Masters in Paris was ATP world number 5 Robin Soderling vs. French favorite Michael Llodra. Soderling saved three match points to defeat Llodra 6-7, 7-5, 7-6, reach his first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 final, and give the French crowd an amazing show. “Today it was a […]

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Monfils Def. Murray In Paris Masters, Advances To Semifinals

The always entertaining Gael Monfils brought nothing but a spectacle of moves during his quarterfinal match of the Paris Tennis Masters tournament against Andy Murray. Monfils defeated Murray 6-2, 2-6, 6-3, and here’s how: With his eyes closed. While sitting. On one hand (and foot). And all Murray could really do at that point… was […]

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Autograph Sessions: John Isner In Montpellier

John Isner signed autographs today at the Open Sud de France in Montpellier, France. Isner plays Gael Monfils in the Quarterfinals next. (Photos: Getty Images)

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Shots From Sud De France Day 3

Gael Monfils’ hair is back to normal, and he seems to be happy about it, sipping his Minute Maid and smiling at the media today in Montpellier for the Open Sud de France. Michael Llodra of France signed autographs for eager young fans today too. (Photos: Getty Images)

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Photo(s) Of The Day: Tennis Balls Are Scary

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 […]

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Anatomy Of a Tweener: Gael Monfils

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. […]

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Quick Hits: US Open Day 8

“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 […]

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And Then There Were Four Frenchmen

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 […]

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US Open: A Serving of Day 6 Photos

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 […]

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