Gael Monfils advanced to the third round of the U.S. Open against Czech qualifier Jan Satral this afternoon, and he did it in extremely Monfils-y fashion. The frenchman is known for his "precocious" personality, and it was on full display today. After winning the first two sets, Monfils loosened his tie a bit and started putting on a show for the Flushing crowd. He hit a wildly unnecessary tweener shot at the net, followed up by wholly gratuitous...jumpy-hitty thing after Satral lobbed his return to the baseline. Later he pulled off a few other jumpy-hitty things to varying degrees of success.
Monfils beat Satral in straight sets, 7-5, 6-4, 6-3.