Gael Monfils never disappoints. The French tennis player's athletic explosiveness has allowed him to make outrageous plays despite his 36-year-old age.
After a long hiatus, the Parisian returned with a remarkable shot with himself as the main character.
Gael aspires to collect points at the 250cc tournament in Lyon to qualify for Roland Garros.
In the first round against Argentine Pedro Cachin, the current number 386 hit an amazing volley on a lob attempt.
One of the defining characteristics of the previous top ten was the enthusiastic reception this point received from the crowd.
Monfils said he wanted to be in the top 100 and win an Olympic match hours before the tournament.
It's been awhile since I registered. I spent time with my family and took time for me. I'm doing everything I can to regain my fitness. I'll be patient and persistent," said the former number 6.
Monfils ended parallels between new generation protagonists and the big three at Game, Set, and Talk: "We always compare the incomparable.
Nadal, Djokovic and Federer are not champions. These guys are legends. People forget it.