The experienced French tennis player Gael Monfils (22nd), who used to be number six in the world, but only celebrated in three games in 2021, He starred in a humorous situation at the Toronto Masters 1000 with the umpire, who asked him to plan in advance the rubber change of the handle of his racket and thus speed up the process.
The Frenchman received in the third set, when the scoreboard indicated 4-1 in his favor against the Australian John Millman, the instructions of the chair umpire to make the modification in the next minute of rest, because time was pressing. This way, at 5-2 he rushed to the bench and began the elaborate process, which he did astonishingly quickly. After finishing, he launched with a smile: “I had plenty of time, ha.”
Monfils, new husband of the Ukrainian Elina Svitolina, is in the best moment of his personal life and he enjoys it to the fullest.