Roddick Criticizes Monfils

Andy Roddick has criticized the Frenchman Gael Monfils for not trying his level best in the final set of his French Open quarter final match against Andy Murray of Scotland.

Monfils had got down by a couple of sets in that match and it appeared as if he would lose pretty soon, but, he pulled things back fantastically well as he won the third and the fourth set with utmost ease to push the match into the decider.

At that point of time, he was looking the favourite to pull off that epic contest, but, suddenly, the light faded a bit and because of the lack of any artificial lighting system at Roland Garros, it appeared as if the match would be stopped and would go on tomorrow. But, the match officials didn’t do that. They decided that the light was good enough for the final set to be carried on and there was no need for the play to be halted.

Surprisingly, right from the start of the 5th set, Monfils didn’t look enthusiastic at all. A guy who had just crushed his opponent in the previous two sets should have charged down and tried to be ultra aggressive, but, on the contrary, the Frenchman was on the back foot and Murray took full advantage of that.

The Scot needed just 20 odd minutes to win the decider and made it to the round of 4.

Roddick was not happy at all with the kind of effort Monfils put in that last set. He wrote on his twitter page, “I just hate seeing somebody not putting his 100% when things get a little difficult. It gets me pissed off really.”

Now, in the semi final round, Murray will take on the World no. 1 Rafael Nadal.