VIDEO: Gael Monfils narrowly avoids SERIOUS injury after hitting court clock in US Open match
Gael Monfils claimed a 6-4, 6-2, 7-6 win over Giles Muller in the first round of US Open.
New Delhi: French tennis star Gael Monfils eased into the second round of US Open with a straight-sets victory over Gilles Muller.
Monfils might have claimed an easy passage into the next round, but it wasn't an all-easy affair for him on court.
While attempting to return one of the shots from Muller, the Frenchman went on to hit the on-court clock, which fell on him but gladly he escaped an injury.
Here's a video of the incident:
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