Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Winning in Halle, Skipping Wimbledon, Monfils Nonplussed by Life

Photo: AP

(June 12, 2013)--Gael Monfils upset Milos Raonic in straight sets on Tuesday at Halle and today he whooped up on Jan Hernych to reach the quarterfinals of the Gerry Webber Open. But something isn't quite right with LaMonf, as the Frenchman told reporters today that he was withdrawing his wild card request at Wimbledon, citing personal reasons.

According to Ben Rothenberg of the New York Times, Monfils elected not to elaborate on what those personal problems were. Rothenberg also added that Monfils seemed to be in good spirits in Halle.

Read more about Monfils' decision here and here.

Or, just spend the rest of the day trying to decipher what he meant when he tweeted the following:

Things are never boring when it comes to the magical, mystical Gael Monfils...

Monfils will play the winner of tomorrow evening's blockbuster night session tilt in Halle between Ernests Gulbis and Tommy Haas.

***Editor's Note: Twitter user informs me that the tweet is a line from a Lil Wayne song, so... mystery solved.