Witness the pure emotion, the languid stride disguising the cat’s quickness, the topsy-turvy play, the risks and rewards, the stamina and duende of Gael Monfils. This is tennis as Hollywood would make it. If Djokovic is the terminator Monfils is The Artist.
Monfils just rip-roared his way to victory in pure Monfils style, defeating — our outlasting — Pablo Cuevas 4-6, 7-6 (1), 3-6, 6-4, 6-3. He now saunters into the 4th round at Roland Garros, where he’ll face that other great artist, Roger Federer. French Open fans tend to pull for Federer, but they’ll be aligned behind the dramatic Frenchman Monfils on Sunday. It’s the first can’t-miss match of the French Open: Monfils-Federer. Monfils just beat Federer in Monte Carlo in April.
— Roland Garros (@rolandgarros) May 29, 2015