The Human Highlight Reel is back at it.
Gael Monfils is playing his first tournament since Wimbledon at the Rogers Cup in Toronto, and he probably wasn't too excited to see that he drew No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the second round. Granted the big stage for the match, Monfils delivered. Watch him hit a leaping, front-side tweener and actually win the point:
Video: BRILLIANT BRILLIANT BRILLIANT from Gael Monfils. Check this out. World class entertainment! http://t.co/nJaxjwDYTo— TennisTV (@TennisTV) August 6, 2014
Monfils didn't stop there. After winning the second set tiebreak to force a third, Monfils was leaving it all -- sweat, skin, and sanity -- on the court. Hey kids, don't try diving on a hard court at home:
Video: More incredible stuff from Gael Monfils. That dive's gotta hurt on a hard court! Born entertainer. http://t.co/zM1005FhHZ— TennisTV (@TennisTV) August 6, 2014
It was fun, but it was all for naught. Monfils lost 6-2, 6-7(4), 7-6 (2). Watch a full highlight reel put together by the ATP below: