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LZ Granderson goes off on Gael Monfils for losing to Novak Djokovic

LZ Granderson

ESPN tennis analyst LZ Granderson must be a serious sucker if he was this disappointed about Gael Monfils’ loss to Novak Djokovic in the semifinals of the US Open on Friday.

Monfils lost to Djokovic in four sets — 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 in what amounted to the Frenchman’s best ever showing at the US Open. After the match, which Granderson found disappointing, the ESPN analyst got really passionate about how let down he was and “flabbergasted” at the result.

Umm, does LZ even do any research? Monfils entered the match 0-12 all-time against Djokovic and is now 0-13 against him.

Does LZ get disappointed and disgusted when the Browns can’t beat the Patriots or when Army loses to Notre Dame for the 60th time in a row? Obviously Monfils is still a top-15 player — he was seeded 10th for this event — but let’s put things in perspective. Monfils had only made it past the quarterfinals of a major ONCE prior to this US Open. Monfils losing to the world’s No. 1 player, who has already won two grand slam events this year and is 12-0 against Monfils all-time, should be expected, not a letdown.

Next you’re going to tell me LZ gets disappointed when Maria Sharapova gets steamrolled by Serena Williams in the finals of grand slams.

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