In Brief: Monfils' antics the highlight of his game

Monfils' antics the highlight of his game

France's Gael Monfils brushed aside the Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 in the fourth round on Sunday. But the match had some unusual moments.

Baghdatis was given a code violation for texting his wife during a changeover, while Monfils pretended to tie his shoelace in the middle of a point.

Monfils has given the US Open spectators a lot to laugh about.

He had a wrestling match with an on-court clock; he practised in the midst of a downpour; and he hit a jumping shot between his legs when there was no pressing need for it.

THE GUARDIAN, REUTERS


Monroe makes 'early exit' prior to defeat

US doubles player Nick Monroe ended up in the stands when he chased down a ball, his efforts causing him to flip over the concrete wall and fall head first into the front row.

After a worrying delay, the 34-year-old was helped off court for treatment. He and partner Donald Young eventually lost to Spanish pair Pablo Carreno Busta and Guillermo Garcia Lopez.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

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