What's up with Monfils's Shoelaces?

Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by ShahofTennis, Oct 11, 2013.

  1. ShahofTennis

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    I thought he was playing with his shoelaces just to catch his breath after every rally during the match with Fed.
     
  3. Kenzik

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    I noticed that too. I don't know if he was actually tying his shoelaces or just fidgeting with them. It's kinda like how some guys fix their strings between points but instead Monfils fixes his laces. I only watched the highlights thought so I'm not sure.
     
  4. TheVuMan

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    I think the commentators said he was trying to catch his breath. :D
     
  5. gavna

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    It's a habit he has had since his Jr days...........he takes a few secs to re-tie his laces on a regular basis.

    He does have a tendency to do it more often in tight matches or when he needs to take take a breather.........nothing new really from him - have watched him do it since he was 16.
     
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    That's cooler than Nadal's rituals of doing the in the name of the Father Son and Holy Spirit (looks like when he touches his ears on each side and forehead) after picking his butt. Whatever works. Reminds me of Rusedski (though he was much more annoying because he would touch his laces every single time like a nervous twitch, whereas Monfils takes a breather strategy partly).
     
  7. coolkoala

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    He's actually not tying it tightly so it comes undone easily. Delaying tactics perhaps?
     
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    Thats about it, just stalling to get his wind back.
     

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