Gael Monfils puts on his own highlight reel at US Open

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Gael Monfils is no stranger to the high life in the sport of tennis.

To date, the once French number one seed has amassed six career men's singles titles, winning a grand total of $10,900,000 in prize money along the way.

With a resume and bank balance as prestigious as his, it's easy to see how Monfils has become such a flamboyant character within the world of tennis.


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It is not often you see a player competing in such a high profile tournament, putting on the kind of display that could easily be labeled as show boating, with the addition of theatrical shots that were maybe not so necessary in making the return.

Throughout his career, Monfils has earned the reputation of being an entertainer on the court, and it was no different during his second round match against Jon Satral.

Monfils' actions throughout his match with the Czech hasn't gone unnoticed, as people on Twitter have been quick to post videos of the Frenchman's antics and one video in particular has put all the outrageous shots together in one highlight reel.

From in between the legs shots, to jumping in the air smash shots, Monfils was clearly in the mood to entertain, and he certainly gave the fans a show to remember.

It shows a player brimming with confidence, however, and it is exactly this kind of display that is giving him his current reputation among tennis' elite, and of course, the fans and media.

You can watch the highlight reel from Monfils' match in the video below.

Monfils progresses to the next round of the US Open, after beating Satral in straight sets, 7-5, 6-4, 6-3.

Unfortunately for the 29-year-old, he is yet to win a Grand Slam title, with his best result coming back in 2008, when he reached the semi-final of the French Open.

He has reached the quarter-final stages at the US Open and Australian Open, but has only ever got as far as the third round at Wimbledon.

Despite not taking home any of the major honours, Monfils is still one of the fan favourites and certainly one of the more entertaining figures to watch.

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