I’ve been watching the U.S. Open today. The third round at Louis Armstrong Stadium had Gael Monfils (France) vs. David Nalbandian (Argentina). I’ve never seen or heard of Gael Monfils before. Monfils upset 7th ranked Nalbandain 6-3, 6-4, 6-2. Monfils was born in France and he’s the son of Caribbean parents. A former Junior Grand Slam player, Monfils is ranked 35th in the world.
Monfils was all over the court and boy does he have long arms. He’ll meet either James Blake or Mardy Fish who play later tonight. Speaking of these two James and his older brother Thomas will be groomsmen at Mardy’s wedding next month.