Daily Bagel: Gael Monfils, Benoit Paire post Instagram video during match
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• Video: Relive five of the most emotional moments at the French Open.
• Doubles partners Gael Monfils and Benoit Paire recorded an Instagram video before playing a decisive super tiebreaker (which they would lose to Daniele Bracciali and Oliver Marach 10-2) in Nice, France. After the match, Monfils withdrew from the singles draw with an ankle injury. Monfils, remember, used his phone to capture the crowd doing the Wave during his second-round match at the French Open last year.
• Can anyone beat Serena at the French Open? Maybe these three players.
• Steve Tignor recalls the 2004 French Open final between Gaston Gaudio and Guillermo Coria -- a stunning collapse by Coria and the last Roland Garros tournament before Rafael Nadal's dominance began.
The 2004 final at Roland Garros between Gaston Gaudio and Guillermo Coria feels like a match from another age, another century, maybe even another planet.
In part, that’s because it really was played in a different time period. The all-Argentine affair would be the last of the pre-Golden Era major finals. Starting at Wimbledon the next month, Roger Federer would begin his record-setting streak of 23 consecutive Grand Slam semifinal appearances. The next year, Rafael Nadal would play and win his first French Open. Between the two of them, Roger and Rafa would triumph at 23 of the next 25 Slams, an unprecedented two-man run that lasted until 2011.
• Taking a look at the world's most unpickable wedgie.
• Playing tennis in prison? Yes, it's possible in some states.
• The Novak Djokovic Foundation is raising money for victims of the flooding in Serbia.
• Results roundup: Sloane Stephens lost to Julia Goerges in the first round of the Strasbourg International. Stephens is 11-11 this year with five opening-round losses. ... Angelique Kerber and Eugenie Bouchard reached the third round of the Nuremberg Cup. ... Carlos Berlocq and Martin Klizan both survived three-set matches to advance at the Open de Nice. ... Defending champion Juan Monaco rolled over Benjamin Becker at the Duesseldorf Open. • Non-tennis: Sports Illustrated's Lee Jenkins on NBA commissioner Adam Silver