Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 6/14/13
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It's good to have Gael Monfils healthy again. The vibrant French tennis star, known for his on-court antics, was at it again Friday at the Gerry Weber Open, giving this trick shot a try in his match against Tommy Haas: We would call the gratuitous display showboating, but as you can see, Monfils lost the point. And the match, in three sets. Monfils, once a top 10 player, battled injuries at the end of 2012 and has slipped down to No. 67 in the world. Why the casual air? Well, the Gerry Weber Open is a tune-up in the short grass-court season for Wimbledon, which starts June 24. But Monfils pulled out of Wimbledon on Wednesday, citing mysterious personal reasons , probably reducing the incentive to refine his game on the surface. The best highlight from Friday's action, though, was probably Roger Federer's rare double-bagel win . This sort of thing is old hat for Monfils, seen here defying traditional technique in a trick shot at the 2010 US Open in a match against Novak Djokovi...
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