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The Two Cheekiest Points of 2015


Would it surprise you to learn that Gael Monfils hit one of them? (AP)


Leave it to the Frenchmen. Theirs is a different brand of tennis—flashy, fierce, and at times frenetic. And Gael Monfils and Benoit Paire are standard bearers of this playing style, as evidenced in the two clips below, taken from opposite ends of the ATP World Tour season.


First, witness Monfils’ masterfully cunning and athletic play in an Australian Open first-rounder featuring friendly-fire exchanges with his countryman, Lucas Pouille: