Ten funny moments you might have missed at the Australian Open

Chris Wild, Yahoo!7 January 22, 2013, 3:17 pm

With the Australian Open well underway Yahoo!7 Sport decided to take a look back at ten of the funniest moments at this year's Grand Slam that you might have missed.


Monfils and the tricky tweener

Gael Monfils is known for his eclectic style of play, and when he slipped mid approach, the crafty Frenchman was left with no other option than to zing a tweener at his opponent. Was the shot a success? Watch and find out.
Tomic all tongue-tiedHe's no slouch on the court, but when Channel Seven asked Australia's number one male tennis player to record a promo you'd think the powerful server would just hit one down the line and be done with it. Well Bernie, at least we know you're in the right profession.
Line judge serves one upThey're outside all day in the stifling heat while balls flash past their head at speeds normally reserved for Formula One cars. It's a hard life for a line judge, until Todd Woodbridge hands you a racquet that is.
Monfils has a giggle fitGael Monfils returns in a different match but with the same cheeky attitude. After thumping a line judge with an errant serve Monfils is all smiles until he tries to concentrate on his next serve. That's when the giggling starts - we're lucky it stopped.
Sign of the timesIf you ever doubted the ferocity in which tennis players hit the ball then just take a look at the damage done to the advertising signage on the net. Those three little letters survived quite the onslaught until Stanislas Wawrinka stepped up and showed them who's boss.Want to win one of three Kia cars? Then jump on and play Kia Big Shot
Don't stop the musicJo-Wilfred Tsonga was set to serve up a zinger until a mysterious music filled the stadium. Tsonga saw the funny side of it and went on the win the match.
Li Na hits a home runDuring her intense quarter-final match Li Na's concentration slipped slightly but her serve suffered most. China's most famous tennis player launched one into the bleachers and then tried to explain away the slip during her post match interview.
Eyes on the ballboyWhile the spotlight shone mostly on Roger Federer and Milos Raonic during their fourth-round encounter, one plucky ballboy stole the show. With quick hands and even quicker reflexes this young drew a roar from the crowd.
Free hugsLove works in mysterious ways at the Australian Open as this line judge found out when he received a one-arm hug from a player in need of a stretch. Ah romance.
Everyday I'm shufflingHe's got the girl (Victoria Azarenka) he's got the band (LMFAO) and he's most definitely got the moves. Redfoo had a bit of fun with the cameras and showed of some skills outside the Players Entrance.Want to win one of three Kia cars? Then jump on and play Kia Big Shot

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  1. Cassie09:43am Wednesday 23rd January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Agreed; the add gets to be a bit of a bore when it's played before every clip, and that idiot Redfoo, just add an 'l' onto the end of his name and ignore the rest.

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  2. Rudolph06:38am Wednesday 23rd January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    This STINK'S.ANOTHER way to put more add's down our throat's.

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  3. Sienna12:28am Wednesday 23rd January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Could`nt even watch one clip at my location. Whats`s wrong! Love the open.

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  4. angela10:41pm Tuesday 22nd January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    That add, before every 30 second clip was a joke. Major turn off!!!

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  5. Crooked nose.09:52pm Tuesday 22nd January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Please stop giving that one gimmick wonder Redfoo any more free media time. The only trick the guy has is to find a camera and act like a tool in front of it.

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  6. Tracey08:50pm Tuesday 22nd January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    I would have liked to watch all the clips but couldn't watch the add again - give us a break, please/

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  7. ADC08:13pm Tuesday 22nd January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    For those interested, it was Chris Wild who posted this story for Yahoo!7. Shame on you Chris for pushing advertisements in this fashion, as well as choosing the thumbnail of the attention seeking Redfoo instead of a more deserving image related to funny tennis moments.

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  8. John07:49pm Tuesday 22nd January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    I agree with you! Also what #$%$ me off is the add ALWAYS plays without problem, then the news item won't play or "it is not available in your area. Yahoo's home page has turn to #$%$ too. I'm in the process off changing all my accounts to gmail.

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  9. Michael07:48pm Tuesday 22nd January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Agreed, It's bad enough with idiot ads popping up and chasing you around, but an add for every short clip? Truly pathetic. I will not support any advertiser who is forced down my throat in this manner.

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  10. John07:42pm Tuesday 22nd January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    I agree

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