Monfils vs. Federer: Expect Sparks to Fly

Second seed Roger Federer will take on Gael Monfils in the quarterfinals of the US Open on Thursday. At 32, Federer is enjoying a great run in 2014 and is looking for his 18th Grand Slam at the Flushing Meadows in New York.

updated: September 04, 2014 12:22 IST
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Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates defeating Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain in men's singles play.

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New York: As Gael Monfils played in the fourth round of the U.S. Open on Tuesday, it was impossible to tell that he was winning his match in straight sets or that he had not dropped a set in the tournament.

He spent most of his time between points muttering to himself in French, often while gesturing to no one in particular with his racket. He argued with the umpire.

On one or two points, he simply stopped playing. He returned one of Grigor Dimitrov's serves straight into the stands, seemingly on purpose.

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