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Notebook: Monfils stuns Berdych

Updated: May 27, 2013, 7:24 PM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

PARIS -- Nine years ago, Gael Monfils was the Next Big Thing in men's tennis.

The Gumby-like Frenchman won three of four major junior titles at the age of 17 -- including here at Roland Garros -- and finished as the No. 1-ranked junior. He lost only two sets in those three championship runs. And then?

Well, safe to say, the irrepressible Monfils (or all of France itself) didn't see himself going 0-for-the-Grand Slams as a professional. In fact, despite his sometimes astonishing speed ...

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