Tennis fans got a bit of levity in an otherwise tense moment during a second-round match at the French Open.
Frenchman Gael Monfils had just won a break point over Argentine Diego Schwartzman when cameras cut to Monfils' box, where his father, Rufin, was watching intently. Here's the image:
— Rachel Dulitz (@racheldulitz) May 27, 2015
Yes, that's a Capri Sun that Rufin is drinking. The juice, once quite popular in the United States, has lost much of its allure in America. But it's still going strong in France, where Monfils' countryman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is a sponsor.
Adding to the shock of seeing the Capri Sun is that Monfils' father is drinking it in a luxury box at a Grand Slam tournament, a place where Prince once brought a scepter. For the people who remember Capri Sun as an after-school snack or the drink of choice for halftime of a soccer game, this is quite the sight.
— Cameron Strause (@StrauseCameron) May 27, 2015
Fans following the match took to Twitter to express their amusement:
Gael Monfils's dad sipping on a Caprisun. Best shot of the day. #RolandGarros
— Elizabeth Newman (@SI_ENewman) May 27, 2015
*Monsieur Monfils drinks a Capri-Sun* #dead
— Blue Clay Tennis (@BlueClayTennis) May 27, 2015
Monfils’ box drinking capri sun hahahahah
— Abel (@ohitsabel) May 27, 2015
@bgtennisnation Truly "Kids' Day" at Roland Garros - priceless shot of Gael Monfils' father sipping a Capri Sun - straw & foil pouch!
— Gordon James (@RenalG1) May 27, 2015
The 13th-seeded Monfils, 28, will take on No. 21 Pablo Cuevas in the third round.