Monday, August 30, 2010
Gael Monfils was taken to the distance today but escaped a first round ousting at the US Open edging out homeboy Robert Kendrick 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-7 (7), 6-4. The match was not without controversy and I'm not just talking about his K-Swiss (more on that in a bit.)
With La Monf serving 4-all at deuce, a return by Robert appeared to clip the 17th seed's racquet before going long. The call went against the American who proceeded to complain to the chair with no success. The Frenchie managed to hold then break for the win. If anyone has a clip of the incident feel free to leave the link in the DtL Peanut Gallery.
Now, about this K-Swiss get up. If there was an early candidate for worst outfit of the US Open THIS would be it. I mean, talk about full-on FUG. Are those claw marks around his neck? Was this evil clown-inspired? Even the fit looks a bit tight. I can live with the shorts but that's really about it.
I do like this photo from his match today, though:
Yeah, let's just leave this post with a good feeling, shall we?
[Photo(s): Getty Images]