Video: Gael Monfils’ unnecessary and fruitless trick shot

I love Gael Monfils, but count me as unimpressed with this behind-the-back trick shot from his second-round U.S. Open match against Juan Carlos Ferrero yesterday.

I’m not convinced that he couldn’t have hit that ball with his forehand; the ball would have gone out if Ferrero hadn’t returned it; and Monfils ultimately lost the point (and the match).


About Josh Tinley

Josh Tinley writes the Away From The Action column at Midwest Sports Fans, covering all aspects of sport aside from what actually happens on the field, court, or track. Josh grew up in Indianapolis and graduated from the University of Evansville and Vanderbilt Divinity School. He is the author of Kneeling in the End Zone: Spiritual Lessons From the World of Sports and the managing editor of LinC, a weekly curriculum for teens that explores the intersection of faith and culture. Josh lives outside Nashville with his wife, Ashlee, and children, Meyer (7), Resha Kate (5), and Malachi (3). He will not allow himself to die before the Evansville Purple Aces make another trip to the NCAA Tournament. Follow him on Twitter @joshtinley or send him an e-mail.


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