I read this online in Sports Illustrated today.
Is anyone else offended by Gael Monfils doing his little dance after match point, but BEFORE the postmatch handshake against Nalbandian? To me, that’s completely disrespectful of your opponent. Not to mention, the kind of showboating I’d rather not see in tennis.
— Chris, Rockford, Minn.
• Disagree. I like Monfils’ emoting and “showboating,” particularly since it’s done with a sense of fun. If he were a jerk it would be one thing, but this is just an expressive kid enjoying himself. I vote to give him a pass.
I personally enjoy it when winners fall to the ground like Nadal did at the Wimbledon. It’s adds imagery to what’s going on inside their head for that monent like, “I’ve put my heart and soul into this match and I barely made it.”
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