There's a thin line between genius and insanity. The standing-room-only crowd that lifted Gael Monfils from 2-5 and two breaks down in the final set over Marat Safin with chants of "Monfils!" (clap clap) "Monfils!" (clap clap) saw the mercurial Russian display both in a match he had no business losing. Especially since it felt like a Davis Cup tie and we know how Marat enjoys the electric atmosphere of that.
But it wasn't meant to be. Insanity trumped genius as Marat gave up the ghost in Key Biscayne in his last professional outing there.