Gael Monfils is taking center stage so far at the 2013 French Open.
First, he topped No. 6 Tomas Berdych in the first round in a scintillating five-set bout.
And he followed that up with a four-set defeat of Ernests Gulbis.
At one point, while Gulbis was away taking a bathroom break, Monfils filmed the crowd in a panoramic view as they performed a wave. Oh, how French.
This YouTube proves Monfils captured the moment. So why is he not sharing with the rest of us common folk? If you can speak French, your interpretation of his comments would be more than appreciated…
As for the Gulblis-Monfils result, Monfils took the match in four: 6-7(5) 6-4 7-6(4) 6-2.
The two hard-fighting, emotional pros are hardly on poor terms, enjoying a laugh at the conclusion of one changeover.
Gulbis expressed after the match that he is, more or less, a Monfils fan.
It’s hard not to be, eh?