It was a match everyone will always remember as one of the ‘weirdest matches’ in the history of US Open. The match played between Novak Djokovic and Gael Monfils saw some weird tactics by the Frenchman and an even stranger reactions from Djokovic. Ultimately the Serb came on top beating the Monfils 6-3,6-2,3-6,6-2. Here is how the Twitter reacted to the weird semifinal last night:
Monfils was criticized thoroughly for his on court antics and was dubbed unprofessional by John McEnroe himself. After trailing 5-0 in the first set, Monfils started slicing up every other shot, hardly moving to hit the ball back. Caught off guard, Djokovic lost 3 games post that but managed to take the set at 6-3.
The crowd, for obvious reasons didn’t appreciate Monfils’ lack of efforts despite him taking the third set 6-3. It was unpredictable Tennis all around with Djokovic getting frustrated with whatever was happening and even ripped his Tshirt once, out of anger.
The second semfinal saw the two time grand slam winner Stan Wawrinka beat the 2014 US Open finalist Kei Nishikori 4-6,7-5,6-4,6-2. The Swiss after a series of bad performances and early exits has finally showcased some run of form in this US Open which he will take to the finals as well where he meets the Serb. Normalcy was returned to the Open after the fans lauded both players for the quality of Tennis they produced and giving them a semifinal to watch.
Both the players took extra time outs due to severe humidity which saw the fans getting restless. But the quality of Tennis that was produced by both of these made up for all the time they took off.
The Twitter got all crazy for Wawrinka after his sheer brilliant performance.